2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 Audi Q8 Comparison

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 Audi Q8
2019 Porsche Cayenne 2019 Audi Q8
Horsepower
  340 335
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)
  19 / 23 17 / 22
Fuel Range (city/hwy)
  450 / 545 miles 383 / 495 miles

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 Audi Q8

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When Porsche released the beautiful Cayenne in 2002, it became the automaker’s first four-door vehicle and its first SUV. The Cayenne and the full Porsche line have evolved impressively over the years, and the Cayenne remains a leading option in the midsize luxury crossover market. The Audi Q8 is a much more recent addition to the market, and it competes directly with the Cayenne. Which of these stunning crossover SUVs delivers the command performance that you expect?

Interior Design & Technologies

The Porsche Cayenne is designed with exceptional performance in mind. Its cockpit-like interior provides you with the perfect environment to enjoy thrills across every twist and turn in the road. It shows off a rising center stack with handgrips for the driver and front passenger. This console carries the leather-wrapped gear shifter, multiple performance-based functions, and other equipment as it angles sharply to meet the center stack. The central display screen in the stack delivers touch functionality to control Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Porsche Connect, the navigation system, and more. From high-end leather material to voice commands and more, the Cayenne has the features that you want while you are on the road.

Like the Cayenne, the Audi Q8’s interior shows off high-quality materials throughout, and it has a few top-notch features. These include a touch display screen, a heads-up display, an automatic climate control system, a sound system, and others.

Exterior Style

From a first glimpse of the 2019 Cayenne, you can immediately tell that it is a Porsche vehicle thanks to its iconic branding across the headlights, swooping hood and power-minded grille. The rear design is equally stunning with dual exhaust tips and a gorgeous illumination bar that connects the taillights.

The Audi Q8 has a more traditional façade with defined angles and crisp definition throughout the profile. The panels, on the other hand, are relatively smooth. The large grille spans across most of the front end, and it is flanked by pointed lower-front air vents and dual-pointed headlights.

Performance & Handling

Several impressive powertrains are available across the Cayenne’s trim lineup for 2019. The entry-level engine is a 3.0-liter, turbo V6 that will excite you with 340 horsepower. Another option is a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 440 horsepower. A V8, 4.8-liter engine is available at the top of the line, and it delivers 570 horsepower.

Notably, the 2019 Audi Q8 is only available with one engine option. This SUV receives 335 horsepower from a V6, 3.0-liter gas engine. The engine is linked to an all-wheel-drive drivetrain and an eight-speed auto transmission.

Are you ready to get behind the Cayenne’s wheel and to experience its luxuries and capabilities? Today, please stop by our trusted dealership to explore the Cayenne across the trim line with a test drive.

* Actual mileage may vary.