2018 Porsche Cayenne vs 2018 Audi Q5 Comparison

2018 Porsche Cayenne vs 2018 Audi Q5
2018 Porsche Cayenne 2018 Audi Q5
3.6L V6 Engine 2.0L Inline-4
300 hp Horsepower 252 hp
295 lb-ft. Torque 273 lb-ft.

2018 Porsche Cayenne vs 2018 Audi Q5

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The best 5-seat luxury crossovers include several models that also offer high performance. Two of the best are the 2018 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 Audi Q5. These models provide outstanding handling, a comfortable ride and a quiet cabin. We urge you to test-drive both vehicles, because we’re confident you’ll prefer the Cayenne as the better performer and the more exciting vehicle.


The Audi Q5 offers a single engine, a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine delivering 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic transmission. Compare this to the six gasoline engines and one hybrid powerplant available on various 2018 Porsche Cayenne models, all with standard all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 delivering 300 horsepower and 295 lbs-ft. The top engine, in the Cayenne Turbo S, puts out 570 horsepower and 590 lbs-ft.


If you would like the power of a top SUV with the efficiency of a hybrid, the Audi Q5 has nothing to offer you. On the other hand, Porsche offers the Cayenne S E-Hybrid powered by a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and a synchronous electric motor. Net system output is 416 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid achieves 47 mpg in pure electric mode.


The Porsche Cayenne is the larger vehicle – it’s a standard SUV whereas the Q5 is a small SUV. The Porsche is longer (191.1 vs 183.6 inches), taller (67.4 vs 65.2 inches), and has a longer wheelbase (114.0 vs 111.0 inches). It also has a larger towing capacity (7,716 vs 4,400 pounds) and a larger gas tank (26.4 vs 18.5 gallons). The Cayenne’s sumptuous interior, with features like real wood accents, finely stitched leather, and sliding/reclining rear seats, offers more front and rear shoulder room (other measurements not available).

Please contact or visit our Porsche dealership for a full demonstration and test-drive of the 2018 Cayenne. We offer exemplary customer service that goes the extra mile to please, and we look forward to seeing you soon.