2017 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2017 BMW X5

2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 Porsche Cayenne

2017 BMW X5

2017 BMW X5

Striking and stylish, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne is bound to turn heads wherever you go. With its nuanced and agile performance, the Cayenne is perfectly suited to spice up those Tinley Park commutes, and its stable ride and luxurious, spacious interior makes it appealing to the whole family as well. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the 2017 BMW X5, and see how sophisticated the Cayenne is for yourself.


Boasting a 3.6L Tiptronic S V6 engine, the new Porsche Cayenne features significant power. With 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, the Cayenne rides smoothly, confidently, and comfortably, but it also packs enough power to hit a top track speed of 142 miles per hour. It can also accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 7.2 seconds, and it doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy either. With an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon on the highway, the Cayenne is one of the most fuel-efficient luxury SUVs on the road. Its all-wheel drive and double wishbone front axle enhance these qualities, ensuring that the Cayenne’s ride is powerful, comfortable, and handles well.

The 2017 BMW X5 competes against the Cayenne fiercely with its 3.0L TwinPower turbo engine also offering 300 horsepower, but it fails to match up. It offers a similarly powerful ride, but it lacks the finesse of the Cayenne, including its balance of luxury and sport. With equal power, the X5 is not as nimble around the track. Its slightly longer wheelbase keeps it from turning with the same precision and accuracy as the Cayenne. The X5’s rear wheel drivetrain allows it to corner well, but that build lacks the versatility and the consistency of stability offered by the Cayenne’s all-wheel drive.


Now let’s see what features each vehicle has to offer Orland Park drivers. We’ll start by looking at the 2017 Porsche Cayenne:

  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Burmester high-end surround sound
  • Porsche rear seat entertainment
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Porsche active safe

Next, we’ll see how those features compare to the offerings of the 2017 BMW X5:

  • SensaTec upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • HiFi sound system
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • BMW Assist eCall

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

Both the 2017 Porsche Cayenne and the 2017 BMW X5 offer comparable experiences, but only one delivers the most luxurious experience. While the X5 does offer similar power, there are slight shortcomings when it comes to its handling, and this is also true of the interior and active safety features it offers as well. The Cayenne offers enhanced athletic performance as well as a more sophisticated interior, and for this reason we believe the Cayenne offers a superior experience and outstanding value.

Learn More About the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Today

If you’re a driver in the Naperville area, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne could be just the thing you need to make this holiday season perfect. To learn more about it and about how it compares to the 2017 BMW X5, you can contact us online or call us at 800-728-0866. And you can always stop in at 8760 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, IL and take a test drive today!