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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|2017 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW X5Browse Used Listings||2017 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Land Rover Range Rover SportBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6|
|N/A||Standard SUV 4WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Standard SUV 2WD||N/A|
|AWD||2.0 TFSI Premium||sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle||75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*||V6 Supercharged SE|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||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|
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