The BMW X5 is also good off-road as well as on, plus the luxurious interior and wide range of high-tech options make for a compelling package, but like the Cayenne, the price can quickly get out of control.
The X5 M can match or exceed the Cayenne Turbo S in every department as well.
Audi’s Q7 offers a much more attractive and upscale-feeling interior than the 2010 Porsche Cayenne, and is more useful, too, with available third row seating, but it doesn’t have the sporting capability of the Cayenne.
The Infiniti FX sits at a much lower price point than the Cayenne, and it seems like faster, lighter vehicle at the wheel, handling crisply and tautly.
Its smaller side and lower ride quality make it somewhat less practical than the Cayenne, however.
The most sensible vehicle of the bunch is the Acura MDX--it delivers a comfortable, stylish interior, smooth ride and good handling while still being a useful SUV.
|2010 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2011 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2010 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2010 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2009 Infiniti FX|
|11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V6||N/A|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A|
|AWD 4dr Man||AWD 4dr 35i||AWD 4dr||quattro 4dr 3.6L Premium||N/A|
|All Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||N/A|
|4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door SUV||N/A|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||N/A|