2017 Porsche Macan Turbo vs 2017 BMW X5

2017 Porsche Macan Turbo

Porsche Macan Turbo

2017 BMW X5


With a sleek exterior that is bound to turn heads, the 2017 Porsche Macan Turbo achieves the blend of luxury and performance that Tinley Park drivers need. The Macan boasts a large, comfortable cabin outfitted with the best in luxury and entertainment technologies. Although the 2017 BMW X5 is an impressive vehicle, the Macan Turbo outperforms it in virtually every category. Read on to learn how, and then test drive the 2017 Macan Turbo at Porsche Orland Park.

Overall Driving Experience

The new Porsche Macan Turbo announces itself with an exquisite body. With its rounded edges, clean lines, and striking front end, the Macan is bound to turn heads when you’re cruising through downtown Naperville. But the Macan isn’t just a beauty; it also has brains and brawn. Its 110.5-inch wheelbase balances stability, smoothness, and tight turning, and its self-tracking trapezoidal link rear suspension gives it intuitive and responsive handling. The Macan also features all-season tires and an all-wheel drivetrain, which makes for an incredibly versatile ride. The Macan Turbo possesses a 3.6L V6 PDK engine, which generates 400 horsepower. This means it can hit a top track speed of 164 miles per hour, and it accelerates from 0 to 60 in just 4.6 seconds.

The 2017 BMW X5 doesn’t quite deliver the same level of power. Its standard 3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline-6 engine only offers 300 horsepower. This deficit in power means it takes 6.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60. What’s more, the X5 features a rear-wheel drivetrain, which may lead to a more sluggish ride, and its multi-link integral rear suspension lacks the nuance and sophistication of the Macan’s. The X5 also features a 115.5-inch wheelbase, and that difference significantly impacts its turning radius.

Luxury and Entertainment

Performance is key, but it’s also important to consider which features each vehicle has available. Let’s start by looking at the 2017 Macan Turbo:

  • Alcantara-trimmed sports seats
  • 18-way adjustable heated seats
  • Lane keep assist
  • Park assist
  • 16-speaker Burmeister high-end surround sound
  • Rear entertainment system

Next we’ll see what features are offered on the 2017 X5:

  • SensaTec seats
  • 14-way adjustable heated seats
  • Collision notification
  • Nine-speaker sound system

The Porsche Macan Turbo Wins

Where the X5 provides a good ride, the 2017 Porsche Macan Turbo delivers a great one. The Porsche Macan guarantees sportier performance, a more comfortable interior, and an overall safer ride. The competition simply doesn’t stand a chance.

Drive Home in a 2017 Porsche Macan Turbo Today

Learn more about the 2017 Porsche Macan Turbo and how it compares to the 2017 BMW X5 with a visit to Porsche Orland Park, located at 8760 W. 159th Street Orland Park, IL. Contact us online or call us at 800-728-0866 to schedule a test drive appointment.