2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Audi Q7

From within the same family, these luxury midsize SUVs – the 2018 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 Audi Q7 – other than their price points, have much in common. Mechanics and styling come to mind. And both, within the rankings of luxury midsize SUVs, do very well.

Design & Style

The interior quality and design of both vehicles are exquisite. These SUVs have top-notch finish and fit and both offer well insulated cabins providing a serene, quiet experience. Every surface contains high-end materials, with various available upgrades to fit different budgets and styling preferences.

However, with a higher level of luxury in mind, the Porsche Cayenne boasts materials and designs that embarrass the Q7 with their upscale quality and appearance.

Technology & Safety

Today’s technology makes itself known in both models. Bluetooth and 7-inch touch-screened infotainment systems are standard equipment. The Porsche takes further steps toward utilizing technology with navigation, a single USB port, and automatic dual zone climate control. The Audi offers some standard technology equipment (i.e., pushbutton start, panoramic sunroof, satellite radio, etc.), all of which is also available on the Cayenne as optional.

Currently, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has not crash tested either one of these 2018 vehicles. That said, some crash tests were conducted by other groups, but no official safety scores have been given. Both models come with either standard or optional safety features that are considered well advanced.


Though excellent acceleration is enjoyed by both vehicles, a beefier, bigger engine makes the Porsche a clear winner in this category. With 300 hp, the Cayenne lineup begins with a V6, 3.6 L engine. There is also a twin turbocharged model with 420 hp and a 3.6 L V-6 – the Cayenne S; and a 440 hp – the Cayenne GTS. Its most turbocharged models, the turbo S and Cayenne Turbo, produce 570 hp and 520 hp with their 4.8 L V8.

Two decent engines are offered by the Q7, a 252 hp 2.0 L four-cylinder and a 333 hp supercharged V6 3.0 L engine… And that’s it. The acceleration is impressive, that is, right up until you compare it to the Cayenne.

The Bottom Line

If, in the near future, a luxury midsize SUV is going to show up on your shopping list, comparisons of this sort are essential. Though the Audi Q7 makes a nice, practical choice for many, what you may have noticed in this particular comparison is that the Porsche Cayenne enjoys the distinct role of being a winner. It receives top marks in performance and interior quality. The Audi Q7 is simply outclassed.

Anyone shopping within this class will appreciate the prestige that goes with both of these automobiles. But in a head-to-head comparison, you can’t miss the value and appeal of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?

When you’re in the neighborhood for a new 2018 Porsche Cayenne, head over to our showroom. After shopping with Porsche Huntington, you will see that we are unlike any other dealership you’ve ever dealt with. We pride ourselves on exclusivity, technology, and the finest workmanship. The next time you need servicing on your Porsche or are in the market to purchase a new one, visit Porsche Huntington today. You’ll be glad you did.

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