2021 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350

Powerful and athletic handling, stylish exterior, a classy interior, plus a generous list of features – name it and the 2021 Porsche Cayenne has it. This car definitely outperforms its competitors in the luxury midsize SUV department.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Lexus RX 350 ranks just at the top 50% of the list of luxury midsize SUVs. Expect that it has good acceleration and a long list of features too.

Design & Style

Styled with no less than the best materials that make it look athletic and modern at the same time, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne has a lot of things to boast to its would-be buyers. It has a remarkable setup inside, one that assures comfort to its users. It also comes with two rear seats and an option to upgrade to one with a rear middle seat to expand seating capacity to five. It has a generous amount of legroom and headroom at both rows, promising plenty of room to stretch even for taller adults.

When compared to the 2021 Cayenne, the 2021 Lexus RX 350 seems to have lost some style. It managed to invest in upscale materials for its cabin, but these does not compare to what its competitors offer, the Cayenne included. This two-row SUV promises to seat five but the rear seats are a bit cramped.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Cayenne is equipped with the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. This one is super easy to use, and its highly configurable 12.3-inch touch screen is remarkable. This responds quickly to user inputs regardless of which feature the user wants to access, whether Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, or the navigation system. Safety features include a rearview camera and a pair of parking sensors each for the front and rear.

In the case of the RX 350, there is an eight-inch touch screen which is easy to use. You may upgrade to a bigger touch screen but you will find the inclusion of the Lexus Remote Touch controller quite frustrating. This ride lacks a front and rear parking sensor, even with its long list of standard safety features.


The 2021 Cayenne offers buyers a variety of choices when it comes to engine configurations. Setups start from the 335 horsepower V6 engine and can go as high as 541 horsepower for its V8, 4.0-liter version. The RX 350, on the other hand has the V6, 3.5-liter but it can only produce up to 295 horsepower, far behind what the Cayenne yields.

The Bottom Line

Whether you are looking for a more stylish or a more powerful ride, you will definitely go for the Cayenne over the RX 350. This one oozes with great appeal with the inclusion of a dependable infotainment system.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2021 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 2021 Porsche Cayenne test drive.


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