2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. Its Competition

2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Cayenne has long been the most performance-oriented of the luxury SUVs, but it also offers a spacious, versatile interior and some off-road ruggedness.

The Range Rover Sport mixes those strengths like the Cayenne, and its recent redesign shed pounds and added new performance computer systems; a new SVR trim goes after the hottest sporty SUVs.

The Audi Q7 is a natural alternative to the Porsche Cayenne, as it's based on the new platform that the Cayenne will soon adopt.

It is more spacious inside, with an available third-row seat, offers a different range of engines, and has its own take on luxury and style.

BMW's X5 also offers a third-row and its available X5 M gives the Cayenne Turbo some good competition.

Infiniti's road-focused crossover, the QX70, 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.

And for a very capable alternative, check out the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT; it has performance that rivals that of the Cayenne Turbo, at a much lower price.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is versatile and roomy, yet it possesses road and even track performance to satisfy enthusiasts.
The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version.
The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a benchmark SUV; it's a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire.
Blending sport and utility like almost no other SUV, the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is impressive in any configuration.
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Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
N/AStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDN/A
Style Name    
AWD2.0 TFSI PremiumsDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*V6 Supercharged SE
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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