2018 Porsche Cayenne vs 2018 BMW X5 Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Porsche Cayenne

2018 Porsche Cayenne

Horsepower

  335

Top Speed

  152 mph


2018 BMW X5

2018 BMW X5

Horsepower

  300

Top Speed

  130 mph

2018 Porsche Cayenne vs 2018 BMW X5

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A luxury midsize SUV offers the ideal combination of space, utility, power, and high-end amenities, appealing to the buyer who wants a premium driving experience. If you’re shopping within this category, you’re likely considering both the 2018 Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5. Here’s how these outstanding vehicles compare with one another.

Performance

Though both these SUVs are among the most athletic in the class when it comes to dynamic handling and powerful performance, the Cayenne slightly edges out the X5 thanks to its sports-tuned Turbo and Turbo S models, each equipped with a twin-turbo V8 that provides either 520 or 570 horses depending on trim. The Turbo S boasts a blistering zero to 60 time of just 3.8 seconds. The X5 also offers several powerful engines but tops out at just 567 horses.

Handling

Every trim of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne offers standard all-wheel drive, while the X5 comes with rear-wheel drive and provides all-wheel drive as an add-on option. The Cayenne also offers the benefit of Porsche’s eight-speed automatic, widely considered the best transmission in the industry. Both vehicles offer air suspension systems, though only the Cayenne’s is adjustable. The Porsche also provides several handling upgrades not available in the BMW, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and Torque Vectoring Plus for increased cornering stability.

Reliability

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has a predicted reliability score of 4.5 out of 5 from J.D. Power and Associates, which puts it among the industry’s most dependable vehicles. The BMW X5 has an above-average rating of 4.

Visit us at Porsche of Farmington Hills today to test drive the 2018 Porsche Cayenne. This exceptional luxury midsize SUV has been named as one of the 10 best luxury SUVs by Kelley Blue Book and Best in Class Premium Luxury Crossover SUV by Auto Pacific. Our service-focused sales staff is ready to answer all your questions about the Cayenne.