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3 Key Differences Between the Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Macan vs. the Porsche Cayenne

Size

The most noticeable difference between the Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne is size. With the latter measuring almost 7” longer than the Porsche Macan, it becomes a question of your needs. While the midsize Porsche Cayenne delivers enhanced cargo space, the Porsche Macan, a small crossover, might be more practical for everyday driving.

Whereas the Porsche Cayenne offers 23.6 cu. ft. of cargo volume, the Porsche Macan provides 17.7 cu. ft. It’s up to you to decide how much difference 5.9 cu. ft. of cargo space would make in your life.

Features

The next most noticeable point of contention between these two vehicles is the suite of standard features and specs. Coming in at a lower price point, the Porsche Macan offers slightly different amenities than the Porsche Cayenne, but that doesn’t mean you’re missing out on quality. The standard features of the two cars include:

Porsche Macan

Porsche Cayenne

2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged inline engine

3.6L V6 engine

7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) w/ Auto Start Stop Function

8-speed Tiptronic® S w/ Auto Start Stop Function

18” Macan wheels

18” Cayenne wheels

Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive

Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation module and Porsche Connect Plus

SPORT button

Bi-Xenon headlights

4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front, single-piston floating calipers at rear

6-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at front, 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers at rear

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Performance

The Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne may be SUVs, but they still boast the Porsche name. That means each turns in a high level of performance. Both vehicles have strengths, so you have to decide what you’re looking for.

Thanks to its turbocharged engine, the Porsche Macan achieves up to 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque at the base trim level. The entry level trim of the Porsche Cayenne pulls ahead with 300 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque. But while the Porsche Cayenne excels in power, the Porsche Macan leads in efficiency. The crossover offers an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Choose Your Porsche SUV in Baton Rouge, LA

If you’d like to learn more about these Porsche SUVs, contact Harris Porsche today. If you’ve seen enough, pick your favorite model from our inventory of new cars for sale. Located in Baton Rouge, LA, our dealership is ready to find the best option for you.

Date Posted: April 13, 2018