2021 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2021 Volvo XC90

Catching the attention of avid followers and would-be buyers, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne has a lot to offer. The luxury midsize SUV offers generous space for its passengers, regardless of configuration. There is a long list of reliable features standard to the vehicle as well. It reintroduces the GTS trim too.

In the case of the 2021 Volvo XC90, the ride also has seating configurations that are abundant enough to carry its passengers. It promises a long list of standard safety features, with the addition of adaptive headlights, and front parking sensors.

Design & Style

Rugged on the outside and lavish on the inside, the 2021 edition of the Cayenne definitely mastered the art of styling a reliable ride. This is available in a coupe and SUV configuration which can accommodate up to five passengers comfortably. There are plenty of upscale elements in the cabin, with leather upholstery as its standard offering. There are also eight-way power adjustment for the front seats, working for the driver and his co-pilot’s comfort.

The 2021 Volvo XC90, on the other hand, has a cabin space that can accommodate seven in its three rows of seats. This can be lowered to squeeze in six passengers with captain’s chairs at the middle instead of the bench. Synthetic leather upholstery is standard. The interior looks nice, but is not as captivating as that of the Cayenne.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Cayenne uses a reliable Porsche Communication Management which responds quickly to user inputs and displays crisp graphics via its 12.3-inch touch screen display. The system is reliable at all times and works for functionalities like the 10 speakers, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and navigation system. It has front and rear parking sensors and the rearview camera made for safety plus an option to avail of other advanced driver aids.

As for the XC90, it has a nine-inch touch screen for its infotainment system. Integrating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the setup is not as reliable as the one found in the Cayenne. Safety wise, it includes blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.


The 2021 Cayenne offers several engine choices, starting from the V6 that naturally aspirates 335 horsepower. There is a twin-turbo engine that puts off 434 horsepower as well as a V8 that results in 541 horsepower too.

Meanwhile, the XC90 2021 edition has a T5 engine that result in 250 horsepower. Its most powerful engine, the T8 gives off 400 horsepower while the one in the T6 generates up to 316 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Charming as it looks, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne knows how to impress in terms of styling. Wait until you experience its reliable technologies and powerful engines. The 2021 Volvo XC90 bows down to it.

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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