Compare 2008 Audi Q7 vs 2009 Porsche Cayenne

2008 Audi Q7
2009 Porsche Cayenne
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quattro 4-Door 3.6L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $37,910 $44,600
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,460 $47,600
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,490 $59,400
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 11 17 $60,265 $70,900
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 13 18 $62,815 $73,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $83,045 $97,700
AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $105,060 $123,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,526
$37,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,500
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration. The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
118.2 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.1 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.54
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.0 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.66 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5015 4762
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2750 273 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/219
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.56 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Audi Q7 Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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