2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Subaru WRX STI

There are a lot of options in the world of cars and if you have been thinking of buying a family-friendly car then you must have considered the 2018 Subaru WRX STI. However, if you are looking for a car that can take you to tougher terrains then the 2018 Porsche Cayenne will form part of your consideration. If you do not know which to choose between these two, you better read this comparison.

Design & Style

“The car of my dreams” – this is what the 2018 Porsche Cayenne will make you say once you get to see it. The combination of sporty and modern on the outside will truly mesmerize you not to forget that it has been solidly constructed from the inside to the outside as well. The inclusion of intuitive features in the Cayenne will make its competitors bow down to it. Add to that the added comfort with its plenty of space in the cabin.

The 2018 Subaru WRX STI, on the other hand, which is the WRX’s most advanced trim level, could be easy to recommend because it is on top of its pack. However, it will be very disappointing to find out that apart from its beautiful physique, it lacks the same oozing design and style as that of the Cayenne. This supposed family-friendly car is not what you expect at all because it lacks the quality of materials in the interior which is definitely important in defining comfort.

Technology & Safety

The fully-functional infotainment system in the 2018 Porsche Cayenne is one of its major selling points. Add to that the inclusion of smartphone integration in the interface and you will love it even more. The rearview camera system is also backed up by more advanced safety features like forward collision warning, automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control among others.

The 2018 Subaru WRX STI has technology and safety features that you will also love to know about. It is one of those cars from the brand that has been gifted with two touchscreen displays but for a sedan like this, the inclusion of two instead of a single display can be very distracting as it cramps up the dashboard. The remote lock and unlock system is a good addition to this car.


The promise of a high-performance suspension did not do the 2018 Subaru WRX STI any good because it just makes the roads tougher for the driver. Turbocharged by a four-liter, 2.5-liter engine, the STI can only generate a maximum of 290lb-ft of torque and 305 horsepower. This is defeated by the V6, 3.6-liter engine in the Porsche Cayenne which can take up to as much as 420 horsepower and 406lb-ft of torque.

The Bottom Line

You will truly enjoy owning the 2018 Porsche Cayenne considering all the great attributes that it possesses. It has those qualities you are looking for in the car of your dreams and you have seen them all through this comparison. Need we say more?

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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