The Porsche Cayenne is ranked near the top of luxury SUVs due to a high-quality interior, driving dynamics, and a high-horsepower engine. J.D. Power also gives it high reliability marks. This combination of luxury and athleticism is what sets the Cayenne apart from the pack.
Starting at $60,000 with the top Turbo S trim coming in at nearly 2 and a half times that price sets the Cayenne at a higher price point than most competitors. Yet, this is worth for those looking for the perfect blend of sports car and SUV. Coupled with solid German engineering, the Porsche Cayenne is certainly worth your money.
This brilliant luxury SUV does have some close competitors, namely the Lincoln Aviator and the Lexus RX 350. Lets see how each of these vehicles stacks up to the Porsche.
The Cayenne outperforms the Lexus RX 350 when it comes to overall performance and interior. The vehicle boasts of authoritative acceleration, nimble handling, and a driver-focused cockpit design. In comparison, the Lexus RX 350 has dull handling and an awkward infotainment setup.
The Cayenne comes with four engine options, starting with a standard 335-horsepower V6. The Lexus RX 350, on the other hand only has a single 295-horsepower engine option. The Cayenne is an above-average luxury SUV with lots of power.
The Porsche Cayenne wins on a number of fronts here. Since the Cayenne has a narrower build then the Aviator, you’ll have no problem finding parking in a crowded lot with the Porsche. It is also much shorter than the Aviator, making the Porsche easier to park.
While the Aviator may have a higher torque than the Cayenne, it falls behind on towing capacity. The Cayenne also has a slightly higher fuel tank capacity and more interior material options then the Aviator.
If you’re looking for an exceptional vehicle that is the perfect blend of SUV and a sports car, then the Porsche Cayenne clearly out-works the competition.