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Porsche Cayenne vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 GLKs, 8.6 months of data per GLK, average 16200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Porsche Cayenne   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Cayennes, 9.7 months of data per Cayenne, average 18900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 GLKs, 8.5 months of data per GLK, average 32000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 GLKs, 7.5 months of data per GLK, average 42000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 GLKs, 10.3 months of data per GLK, average 59800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Porsche Cayenne   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Cayennes, 9.7 months of data per Cayenne, average 66700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Porsche Cayenne   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Cayennes, 9.1 months of data per Cayenne, average 80300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Porsche Cayenne   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Cayennes, 10.5 months of data per Cayenne, average 109100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Porsche Cayenne   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Cayennes, 9.5 months of data per Cayenne, average 114900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Porsche Cayenne   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Cayennes, 8.8 months of data per Cayenne, average 107000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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Porsche Cayenne vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK Reliability Comparisons

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
No problems after 4 months of ownership. Ratings on this vehicle were outstanding in JD Power reviews. see full Porsche Cayenne review
2008 4dr SUV 405-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed manual AWD w/low range
This car is to replace a vehicle I drove for 18 years. It needs to be reliable and serve my needs such as superior snow handling characteristics, available horse power at altitude and as I get older comfort and convenience features. This car is the only see full Porsche Cayenne review
Porsche Cayenne Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 247-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
It has been in the shop an average of once every 6 mos with electrical probs - a/c out twice, radio out once, signal lamp problem, check engine light see full Porsche Cayenne review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Mercedes-Benz GLK

Mercedes-Benz GLK Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Our previous vehicle was a 2005 Mercedes Benz C-240. From a reliability standpoint, the C-240 was flawless. I am hoping the GLK will be as good as the C-240 was. see full Mercedes-Benz GLK review