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Porsche vs. the Competition: What You Need to Know

When you’re in the market for a new or used luxury performance car, you expect nothing less than the best of the best. With so many options to choose from, finding it is going to take some research. We’ve got you covered at Jack Daniels Porsche. Our model comparisons pit the most elite vehicles available against one another.

Interested in seeing how Porsche fits into the mix? Whether it’s the Porsche 718 Cayman vs. the 2017 911 or 2017 Cayenne vs. the 2017 Maserati Levante, we think you’ll be pleased by the below summaries of how Porsche fairs against its rivals.

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Porsche vs. the Competition

2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 enjoys slightly better fuel economy than the Porsche Cayenne, but that’s about it. The Cayenne is the sleeker, more aerodynamic compact SUV. But it doesn’t just look better. With sharper road manners and a base V6 engine that outearns the Audi Q5 by 80 horsepower, the Porsche Cayenne is the spiciest crossover around.

2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 BMW X5

The BMW X5 packs a respectable punch, but the Porsche Cayenne outdoes it with a best-in-class 570 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque from the highest trim level. And since control shouldn’t be optional, the Porsche Cayenne comes with standard Porsche Traction Management AWD.

2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Land Rover Discovery

The Land Rover Discovery has its aesthetic virtues, but it looks cumbersome next to the Porsche Cayenne’s chiseled and slimming exterior. And that’s no accident. The Porsche Cayenne looks more athletic than the Land Rover Discovery because it is. Just see this SUV’s superior maneuverability and engine performance.

2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Land Rover Range Rover

The Land Rover Range Rover delivers abundant interior space, but its cabin is less elegant than the Porsche Cayenne’s. And that’s a good thing for Porsche drivers because the posher seating only enhances the experience of higher performance. The Porsche’s handling is tighter and more fine-tuned, and with the Tiptronic S transmission, shifting is more seamless.

2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Maserati Levante

With a potent V6 engine, the Maserati Levante generates a considerable amount of oomph. It still falls well short of the Porsche Cayenne, however. And with six more trim levels to choose from than the Maserati Levante, the Porsche Cayenne is the premier choice for drivers who don’t like to be bound by limitations.

2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Understated is not a good look in the luxury performance segment. When placed side-by-side with the Porsche Cayenne, the sophisticated Mercedes-Benz GLE looks mundane. That carries over to other places, too. On the road, the Porsche Cayenne turns in more responsive handling and superior torque.

2017 Porsche Macan vs. 2017 BMW X4

The BMW X4 boasts some sporty road manners, but it struggles to find its identity. With dynamic steering and a selection of spirited engine options, the Porsche Macan has no such problem. This compact luxury crossover knows exactly who it is, thanks to its SUV-like comfort and sports car capability.

2017 Porsche Macan vs. 2017 Jaguar F-Pace

With coupe-like driveability, the Jaguar F-Pace is the new kid on the block. But the Porsche Macan isn’t ready to surrender its throne in the compact luxury SUV realm just yet. This performance crossover flaunts lag-free acceleration and 440 horsepower to the Jaguar F-Pace’s 380.

2017 Porsche Macan vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC

The Mercedes-Benz GLC offers a polished overall experience, but it falls short in delivering what appeals most about luxury performance vehicles: a fun drive. With a 440-horsepower V6 engine, sport-tuned suspension, and hairpin handling, the Porsche Macan is anything but bland.

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2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 Porsche Macan

There are no losing choices here. Both the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan are feature-loaded and full of pop under the hood. If size and speed are your top priorities, the Porsche Cayenne is worth a serious look. But if you’re searching for something smaller that doesn’t compromise performance, the Porsche Macan is probably more your pace.


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Date Posted: January 30, 2018