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Macan vs. Cayenne

So, you have decided you want to buy a Porsche SUV but you are unsure of which model to choose: Cayenne or Macan? The team at Porsche of Kings Automall is here to help you find the perfect Porsche for you. Below you'll find answers to the most common questions surrounding the 2017 Models.  

What are the differences in performance?

The Macan and Cayenne continue to shatter conventional thinking of what a SUV is capable of. The base Cayenne models (Cayenne, Platinum Edition, S) and GTS are all equipped with a 3.6-litre V6 engine with horsepower ranging from 300-440. Need more grit? The high-performance turbo models push the envelope with a 4.8-litre V8 making up to 570 hp.

The Macan, true to younger sibling form, has not quite developed the same power as its older sibling but still packs a performance fueled punch. The Macan, Macan S, and Macan GTS are equipped with a Turbocharged 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder (252hp), 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 engine (340 hp), and 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 engine (360 hp) respectively. The Macan combines luxury, thrilling sports-car performance, and functional versatility earning recognition as the best crossover SUV. 

Which model offers a better driving experience?

The Porsche Traction Management (PTM): Active all-wheel drive with electronic and map controlled multiplate clutch with Automatic Brake Differential (ABD), and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) found in BOTH models makes off-roading a true Porsche experience. For this category, you must decide if you prefer Porsche's 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) standard in the Macan or the 8-speed Tiptronic S found in the Cayenne. 

What standard features can I expect in the Macan vs. Cayenne?

While both models come standard with the Porsche Communication Management system, only the Cayenne comes standard with the navigation module and Porsche Connect Plus – the perfect assistant for a Maine road trip. 

Overall when it comes to features, you don’t have to worry about making any huge compromises when choosing one model over the other. The models are both equipped with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Bi-Xenon main headlights, and 18-inch wheels as standard. True to Porsche fashion both models come with an impressive list of options to make the Macan or Cayenne fully personalized to your liking. 

Visit the team at Porsche of Kings Automall to explore our complete line of new, used and certified Porsche vehicles. Call us at 1.513.851.5900 to learn more about a specific model or book a test drive.