2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5
If you’ve been searching for a first-rate luxury crossover SUV with the components you need, there’s a good chance you’ve considered the 2018 Porsche Cayenne. With superior cabin quality and outstanding performance, it makes for a top pick among many shoppers in San Jose and Palo Alto. It faces competition this year from the 2018 BMW X5. While the X5 undoubtedly deserves a look, many discerning shoppers will choose the new Porsche Cayenne. Find out why with this handy comparison guide of the Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5.
|2018 Porsche Cayenne
||2018 BMW X5
|340-hp 3.0L V6 front engine
||252-hp 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine
|0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds
||0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds
||Active Stabilizer Bars
||Feature Not Offered
||Advanced Torque Vectoring System
||Feature Not Offered
The engines on both the base 2018 Porsche Cayenne and 2018 BMW X5 models offer up a total of 300 hp, but drivers who want greater max performance from their midsize crossover luxury SUV should opt for the highly-rated Cayenne:
- Porsche Cayenne – An available turbocharged 2.9L V6 engine on the Cayenne S serves up a robust 434 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to an available Turbo version of this powertrain increases output to a staggering 541 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough power for this model to move from 0 to 60 mph in an incredible 3.9 seconds.
- BMW X5 – The most powerful engine available on the BMW X5 is a turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine that’s only capable of putting out 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. While that’s enough to propel the BMW X5 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, it’s still not enough to best the Porsche Cayenne.
For drivers who are looking for a vehicle that offers up a superior luxury experience inside the cabin, the new Porsche Cayenne is more capable of delivering the full package. As luxury crossover SUVs, it shouldn’t be surprising that both of these models are offered with available features like heated front and rear outboard seats, leather upholstery, and quad-zone climate control systems. However, only the 2018 Porsche Cayenne offers plentiful high-end options on its entry-level models, including available features like Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV), active stabilizer bars, and much more.
Test Drive the New Cayenne Near Redwood City!
Once you see the Porsche Cayenne SUV’s bold styling and power in the face of stiff industry competition, chances are you’re going to want to check it out in person. This practical five-passenger crossover has all the room and comfort you need for daily commutes, but it also follows through with world-class performance and luxury design both inside and out. Explore and compare the different Porsche Cayenne configurations for yourself by taking the drive from Livermore or San Ramon to our Fremont Porsche dealership. Schedule your test drive today!
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