2019 Porsche Cayenne vs BMW X5

2018 Porsche Cayenne InventoryIf you're set on finding a dynamic midsize luxury SUV, this 2019 Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5 comparison is written with you in mind. These rides have sleek looks, powerful engines, and plenty of features-but, which suits your needs best?

At Porsche of Hilton Head, we want to help you answer that question. Shoppers across Hardeeville, Hilton Head Island, and Bluffton can see what both luxury vehicles bring to the table and how they look side-by-side. Drop us a line if you want to learn more!

2019 Cayenne vs X5: All-Star Performance Specs

Under the hoods of the base 2019 Cayenne and X5, you'll find two very powerful engines. In the Cayenne, a turbocharged V6 offers 335 horsepower, while in the X5, a turbocharged 6-cylinder also provides 335 horsepower. Both provide more than enough oomph for your daily drive.

If you're really looking for thrills, though, the Cayenne tops out with more raw power. Its available twin-turbocharged V8 boasts 541 horsepower, which'll get you from 0 to 60 MPH in an astonishing 3.7 seconds. The optional V8 in the X5, on the other hand, generates just 456 horsepower, falling short of the Cayenne.

Advanced Technology Features

2018 Porsche Cayenne Performance

For staying connected, the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 offer incredibly intuitive infotainment systems. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and BMW iDrive systems both use standard navigation, so you can find your destination quicker with voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions.

However, the Porsche system has a larger touchscreen (12.3 inches compared to the iDrive's 10.2 inches) for easier-to-see maps and some extra swiping capacity.

Plus, the Porsche offers a Wi-Fi® hotspot and Apple CarPlay™ standard. You can connect multiple devices to the internet at once and pair your iPhone with the vehicle touchscreen to use your favorite music, map, and messaging apps. The BMW offers the same features, but only as options-you'll need to upgrade to experience them.

Deluxe Interior Features: Cabin Comforts

2018 Porsche Cayenne Interior SpaceAs luxury vehicles, the 2019 Cayenne and X5 offer a deluxe interior experience. In both, you'll find optional 18-way power-adjustable front seats, so you can configure your seating to your ideal level of comfort. The seats include power lumbar support, so your lower back will get some much-needed support.

On the other hand, only the Cayenne offers massaging front seats and standard leather upholstery for a truly luxurious and relaxing driving experience. The X5 does offer soft-to-the-touch Nappa leather, but, in order to get it, you'll need to upgrade beyond the standard SensaTec synthetic leather seating.

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs BMW X5: Make Your Choice

As you can see from our 2019 Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5 comparison, these are two incredible vehicles. Shoppers near Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island will have a tough time picking their next new midsize luxury SUV.

However, if you want more standard features, a more powerful engine, and comfy, deluxe seats, you'll find the Cayenne has a lot to offer. Schedule a test drive at Porsche of Hilton Head and see what you think!

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