2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Infiniti Q50

Both the 2018 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 Infiniti Q50 are high-end luxury cars quite popular among car buyers. Porsche is known for its brand value, while Infiniti Q50 is quintessential of elegance. If you are looking to invest in one of these cars, this comparison should help you in making a decision.

Design & Style

Both the cars are quite impressive in terms of their exteriors, but there’s lot more to it. The 2018 Infiniti Q50 can seat up to 5 people with comfortable front seats and enough room for adult passengers. A tall person may feel a little cramped at the rear seat, which doesn’t offer much room. The cabin is pretty good with standard materials, although not quite lavish like other rivals.

In comparison, the cabin of 2018 Porsche Cayenne has a strong build quality with top-notch materials on display. The design showcases both opulence and functionality compared to other rivals which are too splashy. The seats are well-cushioned with extra support, making it easy to go on long drives.

Technology & Safety

What is the first thing you should look for in a branded car model? Its technology and safety features. Speaking of which, the 2018 Infiniti Q50 comes standard with an InTouch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, 8-inch upper touchscreen and 7-inch lower touch screen. The menus are quite easy to browse through, but it takes time to master the system. Rearview camera is the only standard feature included in the base model.

With an intuitive interface and responsive touch screen, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne has a user-friendly system with suitable positioning of controls, making it easy to access features without relying upon the touch screen. You also get a navigation system, a USB port and Bluetooth. Safety features in the base model include a rearview camera, lane change assistance and lane departure warning.


In terms of performance, the 2018 Infiniti Q50 comes standard with a 208-HP turbo-charged 4 cylinder engine that has enough power for daily driving. For a more brisk acceleration, you may need to upgrade. This is where Cayenne steals the show, as it provides sufficient power and acceleration with its V6 turbocharged engine that can produce up to 335 HP.

The Bottom Line

As we can see from the above comparison, Porsche Cayenne and Infiniti Q50 are tough competitors, but with Porsche, you have multiple features included in the base version itself for which you may have to bear extra expenses for other models. If you are looking to pick between the two, you should certainly go for Cayenne as a first choice.

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It feels great to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey, and service the needs of car buyers in the entire area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Cayenne test drive appointment in advance.

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