Porsche Cayenne vs. Audi Q5

Porsche Cayenne Tan


Audi Q5 Silver


When it comes to thrilling performance and SUV capability, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne and the 2017 Audi Q5 are tough to beat. Both could meet your day to day needs, but most drivers will want the vehicle with more power, available performance systems, and capability where it counts. See how these two models match up in this comparison from Porsche of Barrington.

Driven to Perform

At first glance, the Cayenne and the Q5 might seem like similar vehicles, but when you take a look under the hood, the difference couldn’t be clearer. Let’s see how their base trim engines compare:

  • The 2017 Cayenne base trim uses a 3.6L V6 to supply 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

  • The 2017 Q5 2.0T Premium trim’s 2.0L four-cylinder engine delivers 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

As you can see, there’s a big difference between their performance figures. On top of that, the Cayenne can be equipped with many unique performance systems, including a locking rear differential, carbon-ceramic brakes, and underbody protection. If you’re going to take your next SUV off-road, choose the vehicle that can handle rough trails outside of Chicago.

Premium Capability

The biggest advantage of an SUV over a smaller vehicle is its cargo and towing capabilities. That’s where the Cayenne shines. All trim levels except the S E-Hybrid can tow up to 7,716 lbs, and it delivers a maximum cargo capacity of 62.9 cubic feet. Whether you’re towing a boat or loading up the back end with groceries from Jewel-Osco, it has you covered. The Q5 offers a maximum towing capacity of 4,090 lbs, and its cargo capacity tops out at 57.3 cubic feet. That might be better than average, but it’s no match for the Cayenne.

Which SUV Will You Drive Home?

At Porsche of Barrington, we’re excited to present the winner of this comparison: The 2017 Porsche Cayenne! To find out more about the premium Cayenne, stop by and visit our award-winning sales team at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL. Our Motor Werks Value Pricing ensures that you get the lowest price possible, as well as information on the prices of our competitors. Contact us today to get the ball rolling!