|2015 Porsche Macan||Porsche Cayenne|
|3.0-liter V-6 (340 HP, 0-60 MPH in 5.2 sec.)||Engine||3.0-liter V-6 (300 HP, 0-60 MPH in 7.1 sec.)|
|53 Cubic Feet||Cargo Capacity||62.9 Cubic Feet|
2015 Porsche Macan vs Porsche Cayenne
When comparing the 2015 Porsche Macan vs Porsche Cayenne its clear the two SUVs share a number of characteristics. However it’s not until you get a closer look that you start noticing the more substantial differences between the two vehicles.
The 2015 Macan is an all-new vehicle in the Porsche lineup where it sits slightly lower to the ground. The Macan also measures 5.7 inches shorter in length and is approximately 268 pounds lighter than the Cayenne. A few minor styling features also differentiate the two SUVs as well, where the Macan features a unique carbon fiber insert running along the bottom of the doors. Both SUVs feature the iconic Porsche-style frontend design that makes them easily recognizable in any crowd of SUVs. On the inside, similar layouts to the Porsche Panamera can be found with both the Cayenne and Macan where numerous comfort and luxury features are all easily accessible and rich Porsche leather covers nearly every surface. As far as performance is concerned, both SUVs utilize Porsche’s expertise when it comes to handling and responsiveness. The Macan being slightly smaller and lower to the ground offers an even more race-minded driving experienced than how the Cayenne may feel to some.
Designed to be Versatile. Built to Perform
When comparing the 2015 Porsche Macan vs Porsche Cayenne, both offer available all-wheel drive systems for added sure footedness when road conditions diminish and when more grip is needed for tight cornering. Even though the Macan’s ride height offers a more “sports-car” like driving experience, this aspect doesn’t benefit the SUV when it comes to off-road driving. Neither vehicle is built for rock crawling, but the added ride height does help give the Cayenne a slight advantage over the Macan when it comes to bumpy roads and heavy snowfall. As far as engine options are concerned, both the Macan and Cayenne create some of the best power in their segments and record down right quick acceleration and top speed numbers. Both the Macan and Cayenne base engine performance is highlighted on the chart provided above. In addition, the Macan will be offered in a Turbo model that puts out more power by a landslide than any other vehicle in its class at 400 HP.
Cayenne fans also have the option to upgrade their engine choices where a hybrid, diesel and other variants of V-8 and turbocharged engines are offered. The most powerful Cayenne is capable of outputting 550 horsepower and sprinting from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.