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2014 Porsche Cayenne vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
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The Cayenne's closest rivals have been the Infiniti FX37 and FX50; those Infiniti models are getting renamed this next year, though—to the QX70.

Otherwise, the Audi Q7 might seem like the natural alternative to the Porsche Cayenne, it's significantly larger inside, with an available third-row seat, a different range of engines, and its own take on luxury and style.

Its supercharged V-6 engine also emerges as stronger in many respects compared to the Cayenne's base V-6.

BMW's X5 is new for 2014.

The Range Rover Sport is a similar mix of on-road performance and off-road ability to the Cayenne's, but its aging design and somewhat cramped quarters pull up short; the Sport is due for a redesign this next year.

And for a very capable alternative, check out the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8; it's an even better competitor to the Cayenne Turbo than before, at a much lower price.

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Yes, Porsche does make a family car, and this is it; the 2014 Cayenne runs the gamut from sporty errand mule to track-worthy sports SUV, with some interesting green options in between.
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There's much to love about the 2014 Audi Q7 and few if any failings; it does everything a three-row crossover vehicle should do, with great elegance and sophistication—and skips the faux-rugged nonsense.
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The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear.
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The looks of a coupe, the performance of a sport sedan, and the cabin and features of a true luxury car are all here in the 2014 Infiniti QX70. Provided you don't expect a lot of outdoorsy ability, cargo space, or a roomy back seat, it'll leave you charmed.
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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent.
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The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport has the most convincing answer to the sporty-SUV conundrum.
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