The Cayenne is one of Porsche’s best-selling models for a reason. Since 2003, this luxury crossover has offered drivers the perfect blend of power, utility, and opulence. In that time, some competitors — like the Audi Q5 — have closed the distance. But they still haven’t caught up.

So what’s so special about this SUV? Let’s compare the 2019 Porsche Cayenne with the 2019 Audi Q5 to find out.

How the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Cruises Past the 2019 Audi Q5

Take a closer look. The Audi Q5 is a fine-looking luxury crossover, with its sleek Singleframe elements. But the 2019 Porsche Cayenne is the pinnacle of automotive engineering. It’s bolder and more track-inspired, thanks to styling touches like a standard multifunction Sports steering wheel and available LED matrix headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus.

The Cayenne is also more versatile in terms of space. It packs 60.4 cu. ft. of cargo room. That’s 8.3 cu. ft. more than what you’ll find in the Audi Q5.

Porsche makes sports cars. That’s just what it does. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Cayenne holds a significant advantage performance-wise. The Q5 produces a respectable 248 horsepower, but the Cayenne’s 3.5L turbocharged V6 bests that with 335 horsepower.

And that’s just at the base engine level. The Cayenne Turbo’s 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine pounds the pavement with 541 horsepower and 568 lb.-ft. of torque. Throw in standard all-wheel drive, Porsche Active Suspension Management, and an available 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission, and you’ve got an SUV that gives luxury supercars a run for their money.

It’s not all about numbers, though. Shoppers in this segment want features and accessories. In that regard, the Q5 is a good choice. But the Cayenne is a choice that will change your perception of the ultimate driving experience forever. The following available tech amenities highlight the Cayenne’s portfolio:

  • Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System
  • Head-Up Display
  • Lane Keeping Assist w/ Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Night Vision Assist

Test Drive a Porsche Cayenne in Upper Saddle River, NJ

When you’re ready to spice up your drive, visit Jack Daniels Porsche. Our Porsche dealership in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, carries the Cayenne, Macan, and more. Come out for a test drive today.