The Cayenne has several close rivals, although none of them blend a sports-car heritage with an SUV package quite like it does.
Infiniti's road-focused crossover, formerly the FX, is now called FX70; it continues to offer strong V-6 and V-8 powertrains in an attractive body but it doesn't come close to the Porsche's level of available performance assistants and equipment.
The Audi Q7 is a natural alternative to the Porsche Cayenne, as it's based on the same platform but 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 was new for 2014 and returns for 2015 packing a new version of the X5 M, which gives the Cayenne Turbo some god competition.
The Range Rover Sport has a mix of on-road performance and off-road ability similar to the Cayenne's, and its recent redesign shed pounds and added new performance computer systems; a new SVR trim will emerge this year to go after the hottest sporty SUVs.
For a very capable alternative, check out the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT; it has performance that rivals the Cayenne Turbo's, at a much lower price.
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|2015 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2018 INFINITI Q70Browse Used Listings||2015 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2015 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2015 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2015 Land Rover Range Rover SportBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Mid-Size Cars||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A|
|AWD 4-Door Diesel||3.7 LUXE RWD||quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium||RWD 4-Door sDrive35i||RWD 4-Door Altitude||4WD 4-Door SE|
|All Wheel||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sedan||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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