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Porsche Cayenne vs. Audi Q5

2018 Porsche Cayenne 

2018 Porsche Cayenne

2018 Audi Q5 

2018 Audi Q5


As performance luxury SUVs, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 Audi Q5 might be easily confused. However, the Cayenne delivers big advantages in the following categories:

  • A selection of high-performance engines
  • Distinct off-road capabilities
  • The head-turning good looks of a Porsche vehicle

The Cayenne Roars Ahead of the Q5

With the Cayenne, you have the choice between three distinct levels of performance. Check out these highlights before we explore the Q5:

  • Cayenne
    • Horsepower: 340 hp
    • Torque: 331 lb-ft
    • 0 to 60 mph: 5.6 seconds (with Performance Start)
    • Top Track Speed: 152 mph
  • Cayenne S
    • Horsepower: 440 hp
    • Torque: 405 lb-ft
    • 0 to 60 mph: 4.6 seconds (with Performance Start)
    • Top Track Speed: 164 mph
  • Cayenne Turbo
    • Horsepower: 550 hp
    • Torque: 567 lb-ft
    • 0 to 60 mph: 3.7 seconds (with Performance Start)
    • Top Track Speed: 177 mph

Unfortunately, the Q5 only comes in one performance configuration that’s equipped with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine puts out 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. It can’t even match the performance level of the base trim Cayenne, and it takes 5.9 seconds to move from 0 to 60 mph. If you’d like a luxury SUV that’s got the power to get you where you need to go, the Cayenne is the better choice.

Off-Road Capability

No matter what terrain you’re on, you want an SUV that will keep you in control. Luckily, the Cayenne can be equipped with the following features:

  • Adaptive Air Suspension
  • Rear-Axle Steering
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
  • Electromechanical Anti-Roll Bars

If you’re searching for these systems among the Q5’s features, you’re out of luck. To better tackle bad weather and tough road conditions, the Cayenne is your best bet.

Visit Porsche Barrington to Find Out More

To experience the best in performance and off-road engineering, make your way to Porsche Barrington. We offer a range of Cayenne trims to make shopping for a luxury SUV more convenient. On top of that, our sales staff is standing by to answer any questions you have. Contact us at 847-381-8900 or stop by our showroom at 1475 S. Barrington Rd., just a short drive from anywhere in the Chicagoland area.