Dare to Compare: 2018 Porsche Macan vs Cayenne

2018 Porsche Macan vs Cayenne


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Though Porsche is best known as the brand behind some of the world’s top high-performance sports cars, its two sport utility vehicles—the Macan and Cayenne—have been quick to steal the spotlight in recent years. If you’ve been uncertain on which model to settle on, this is the comparison that will help you decide which Porsche is right for you.


The 2018 Porsche Macan is comfortably the less expensive of the two models, with a starting price of $47,800 compared to the Cayenne’s $60,600 MSRP.* The cost of the two SUVs scales proportionally with options as well: the top-level Macan trim, before options, is $87,700, while the equivalent Cayenne starts at $161,600.


As can be gleaned from the price, the Macan is the smaller of the two SUVs, though both seat up to five. Despite its smaller dimensions, the Macan nonetheless boasts respectable cargo capacity, with up to 53 cubic feet of cargo space available when the rear seats are folded. Though the Cayenne’s larger interior make it more comfortable and luxurious for passengers over long trips, the Macan has the advantage when it comes to parking and driving in the city.


While the Cayenne is equipped with engines far more powerful than those under the hood of the Macan, its extra weight has ensured their performance is remarkably similar. Depending on configuration, the Macan’s zero-to-60-mph times range from 4.2 to 6.3 seconds, while the Cayenne’s times range from 3.8 to 6.2 seconds. The upside for the Macan is that its gets better fuel economy.

The above summarize the primary differences between the 2018 Porsche Macan and Cayenne. On the whole, the two vehicles are quite similar, as when it comes to interior comfort and features, ride quality, safety, and reliability, they both benefit from Porsche’s excellent manufacturing standards and are thus both very closely matched.
In other words, choosing between the Macan and the Cayenne tends to be a simple matter of the size you seek and of the price you can afford. You can find both of these remarkable Porsche models when you visit Porsche of Spokane.


*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.