The interior of the Audi Q7 is much more attractive and upscale-feeling than the 2008 Porsche Cayenne, but it drives with more heft than the Cayenne and doesn't handle quite as quickly; also, it's based on the same platform and feels disappointingly small inside.
The Infiniti FX is priced significantly lower than the Cayenne, and it feels faster and lighter behind the wheel, with crisp handling and tight body control.
But the FX doesn't have a very comfortable ride at times, and it's rather small inside.
The BMW X5 boasts some degree of off-road prowess along with its good on-road handling, and it has a well-appointed interior, in addition to plenty of high-tech options such as Active Steering, but the bottom-line price, like the Cayenne's, can really add up.
Finally, the roomiest and most sensible vehicle on this list is the MDX, which has a very nicely appointed, comfortable interior, a smooth ride, and quite good handling, with a sporty feel that's eager and responsive though not as hard-charging as the Cayenne's.
|2008 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2008 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW X5Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|AWD 4-Door Man||4WD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.6L||AWD 4-Door 3.0si|
|All Wheel Drive||4 Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||4 Door||4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|