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Porsche Macan vs Audi Q5

2018 Porsche Macan

2018 Porsche Macan

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5


Which Luxury SUV Should You Choose: The 2018 Porsche Macan or the 2018 Audi Q5?

The 2018 Porsche Macan offers the following advantages over the 2018 Audi Q5:

  • Available high performance engines
  • Exclusive off-road capable features
  • A higher standard of luxury

On top of that, you’ll enjoy the exciting driving dynamics included with all Porsche models. Find out more in this comparison!

The Macan Speeds Ahead of the Q5

In the base trim, the Macan and the Q5 offer the same performance specs — 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, to be precise. However, the Macan includes several standard features that are missing from the the Q5:

  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Xenon Headlights
  • Leather and Suede Upholstery

If you’re planning on purchasing the base trim of your next SUV, choose the better equipped option. In addition, the Macan comes in a variety of performance configurations. Let’s see how it compares to the Q5:

  • 2018 Macan Turbo with Performance Package
    • Engine: 3.6L Turbocharged V6
    • Horsepower: 440 hp
    • Torque: 442 lb-ft
  • 2018 Audi Q5
    • Engine: 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
    • Horsepower: 252 hp
    • Torque: 273 lb-ft

As you can see, the Macan can be upgraded with track-ready speed. The Q5 is only available with one engine without any option to increase its performance. In addition, the Macan is capable of tackling tough weather conditions and rough trails thanks to the following available off-road features:

  • Air suspension with adjustable ride height
  • Dedicated OFF-ROAD button
  • Porsche Hill Control for confident descending

On top of that, you can add Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, which allows for high performance cornering on tight turns in the Chicagoland area. Sadly, none of these features can be added to the Q5.

Where Can I Find the 2018 Macan?

For a more exciting driving experience, the Macan is the better choice, and it’s available now at Porsche Barrington. We offer exclusive deals on new Macan models, and you can buy with confidence knowing we’re part of the Motor Werks family of dealerships. To see the Macan in person, visit our showroom at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL, or contact us with any questions.