An SUV can be a great choice if you’re planning to enjoy all the outdoor activities that northeast Illinois has to offer. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne and the 2017 Lexus LX 570 might seem similar at a distance, but there are a number of important differences to consider. To start, the Cayenne is a mid-size SUV, while the LX 570 is a full-size SUV, and that allows the Cayenne to offer more comfortable handling and a surprising amount of cargo room. Find out more in this comparison from Porsche Barrington.
If you’re planning on taking a long road trip, you’ll want to be able to carry all your luggage with you. The Cayenne seats up to five, and with all the seats occupied, it still provides 23.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats. If it’s just you and one passenger, you can fold down the rear seats to increase the cargo area to a massive 62.9 cubic feet. The Lexus LX offers three rows of seating, but behind the third row of seats, you only have 9.1 cubic feet. In addition, the third row of seating swings to the side, not down. This results in a cramped cargo area of 45 cubic feet even with the second and third row folded down. And if you’d like to tow a trailer behind the vehicle, the Cayenne maintains a similar advantage. It delivers a towing capacity of 7,716 pounds, while the LX 570 maxes out at 7,000 pounds.
While the Cayenne is offered in multiple performance configurations, the LX 570 can only be equipped with one. Let’s see how the LX compares to the Cayenne Turbo S:
The Cayenne Turbo S is the most powerful Cayenne on the market, and a 4.8L Turbocharged V8 engine delivers 570 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
The LX 570’s 5.7L V8 engine can only manage 383 hp and 403 lb-ft of torque.
Porsche has a long-standing reputation for performance, and the Cayenne delivers on that promise.
At Porsche Barrington, we’ve just scratched the surface of what the Cayenne can accomplish. Our sales team is happy to answer any questions you have, and with Motor Werks Value Pricing, you’re guaranteed a fair, up-to-date price on a new SUV. Contact us today to learn more, or visit our showroom at 1475 S. Barrington Rd.