|2015 Porsche Cayenne||2015 BMW X5|
|3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6||Engine||4.4-liter V-8|
|406 lb.-ft. @ 1,350 rpm||Torque||480 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm|
|4,597 lbs.||Curb Weight||5,150 lbs.|
|17/24 mpg||Efficiency||15/22 mpg|
2015 Porsche Cayenne vs 2015 BMW X5
When luxury and utility meet, you get some of the most prolific vehicles on the road. With an assertive presence, yet spectacular handling and athleticism, both the 2015 Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 have established themselves among the top options in the luxury crossover class. Although both have been popular choices for luxury crossover shoppers, there are some significant differences between the two models. To highlight some of the key attributes you’re likely to consider in your vehicle search, we put the 2015 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2015 BMW X5 in a side-by-side comparison to help you find the premium crossover that fits your needs.
While there are a number of configurations available with both the 2015 Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5, we’ll specifically be referencing the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S and the 2015 BMW X5 xDrive50i. In terms of size, the two models are very similar. The most substantial differences come in body width, where the Porsche Cayenne is a two inches wider than the X5. While two inches may seem insignificant, it translates to a little additional trunk space and front-seat legroom. The Cayenne is also more than 500 pounds lighter than the X5, which helps it return higher efficiency ratings while also enhancing the sportiness of the crossover.
Which Luxury Crossover is Right For You?
At the heart of each luxury crossover, you’ll discover two different powertrain approaches. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S houses a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine capable of yielding as many as 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the X5 xDrive50i hosts a 4.4-liter V-8 engine that offers 445 horsepower and 480 pound feet of torque. While the V-8 may offer more torque, the Cayenne offers its max torque at a lower range, which makes for quick accelerations.
Additionally, the benefits of a twin-turbo V-6 rather than a V-8 speak for themselves in the efficiency category, with the Cayenne returning an extra 2 mpg in both city and highway driving conditions. Finally, if towing capabilities are a consideration, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne in Chicago, IL has a max towing capacity of 7,716 pounds, which is nearly 130 pounds more than the X5.
Of course, there is no alternative to getting behind the wheel of the Porsche Cayenne to truly see how it stacks up against its competition. So schedule a test drive today and we’ll have your 2015 Porsche Cayenne waiting for you when you arrive on the lot.