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2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 BMW X5

If you happen to be thinking of buying an SUV from either Porsche or BMW, we bet you must be thinking of purchasing the 2018 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 BMW X5. Since both cars come from world-renowned brands, you would think it is easy to just choose any between the two. Well, you have to pay closer attention to a host of factors which we will clearly point out in this comparison.

Design & Style

A picture of ruggedness on the outside, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne is more than just a tough act. It is also elegant to look at considering how it has fused in minimalist design features in this modern car. On top of that, you will be impressed by how the maker considered solidness in its overall construction. You cannot deny that the cabin design has been well-thought of as well. You can see that through the chosen excellent quality materials inside it. This has added a level of comfort that you will not enjoy in a lot of car models out there.

The 2018 BMW X5 is an impressive SUV as well. Apart from being designed with edginess on the outside, it also comes packed with a lot of features in the cabin. Included in the features to look forward to are the backup camera and sunroof inside it. The tailpipe design in its 21-inch wheels allows you to enjoy rugged terrains. Space-wise, you will not be so impressed with it at all.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has been gifted with the top-of-the-line infotainment system, one that is easy to use for passengers and drivers alike. This supports smartphone integration, one of the technology features that modern car lovers are looking for in the car of their dreams. You will also be impressed by the host of driver aids inside it – blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control included.’

In the case of the 2018 BMW X5, you will see that the stereo system has been upgraded and that the Bluetooth capability is still there. It also has rear and side-mounted airbags and has an automatic emergency braking system. It lacks some other driver aids that the Porsche has been equipped with though.


Under the hood of the 2018 BMW X5 is a six-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine that can power up to as much as 300 horses at a torque of 300lb-ft. Inside the 2018 Porsche Cayenne, on the other hand, is a V6, 3.6-liter engine that powers up to 420 horses. This is capable of producing torque at 406lb-ft. The figures show that the Cayenne is a winner again in this aspect.

The Bottom Line

With the 2018 BMW X5 bowing down to the 2018 Porsche Cayenne in all aspects, will you still hesitate of buying the Porsche? It is clearly the winner in this comparison.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2018 Porsche Cayenne worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2018 Porsche Cayenne test drive.

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