When comparing today’s SUVs, it can seem like they all have similar functions. With tech-friendly features and proprietary advancements under the hood of each vehicle, how do you know which one to choose? Let’s take a closer look at what the 2019 Porsche Cayenne has to offer that the 2019 BMW X5 does not.

Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5 SUV Comparison

By the numbers

At the base level, the X5 and the Cayenne offer drivers an equivalent 335 horsepower. Once you start to upgrade, the Porsche SUV rapidly outpaces the BMW, though. While the xDrive50i barely gets in front of the Cayenne S, there is no challenger for the Cayenne Turbo and its 541 horsepower payload. The fully upgraded Porsche sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, and you can shave off of a further two tenths of a second with the Sport Chrono package.

If you’re looking for Porsche performance combined with efficiency in more reserved settings, make sure you give the Cayenne E-Hybrid a look.

It’s all in the details

When driving, connectivity is a crucial factor. While the X5 is equipped with proprietary navigation for a detailed map view, the Cayenne allows compatibility with the Porsche Connect app. This app provides online navigation and real-time traffic alerts, helping you reach your destination with time to spare.

The My Porsche service even enables pre-programming of your planned driving route before you enter the vehicle. Just input your destination into your smartphone and it will automatically come up when you start up the vehicle. You can also check your current fuel level and make sure you’ve locked your doors without stepping foot outside.

Stay safe

Safety and security are important for any vehicle, but some take these features a step further. While the BMW X5 offers an array of safety systems, including Adaptive LED Lights, the Cayenne is designed to do the work for you. The Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) Plus uses electronic cornering lights and auto high-beam activation to help you get the most reliable view possible.

Additionally, Night Vision Assist helps detect pedestrians in low-light conditions by using an infrared camera. Should an accident occur, the vehicle is even designed to automatically make an emergency call for you. If you’re connected with a Secure Operating Center (SOC), information about your location and direction of travel will be sent without you having to say a word.

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