2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Tesla Model X

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 Tesla Model are both new SUVs and have a handful of standard features in common. And that’s where they stop as far as having things in common goes. The Tesla is an electric SUV. The Porsche Cayenne is – well, it’s a Porsche! For a considerable number of automobile owners, that’s enough. But just for comparison sake, let’s take a look at both of these automobiles side-by-side.

Design & Style

Though the Tesla does seat seven compared to the Cayenne seating five, the Cayenne wins hands down when it comes to front leg room (41.2 inches in the Tesla versus 67 inches in the Cayenne).

And when we consider convenience and comfort, the Porsche Cayenne and the Tesla Model X are relatively evenly matched. Standard in both are passenger power seats, driver power seats, power door locks, power windows, radio, and air conditioning. The Tesla does have a sunroof as standard equipment (the Cayenne does not), but the cayenne has a CD player as standard equipment (the Tesla does not).

Technology & Safety

Standard safety features on both vehicles consist of the following: curtain airbags, front side airbags, passenger airbag, driver airbag, and ABS brakes.


Let’s talk engines: the 2018 Porsche Cayenne has a six cylinder 300 hp (6300 rpm) engine, with 295 pounds per feet of torque, and a compression ratio of 11.7:1 The gas tank holds just over 26 gallons. This eight-speed automatic gets 24 MPG on the highway and 18 MPG in the city.

The 2018 Tesla model X is an electric car so the comparisons in this category are a little skewed. It’s classified as a one speed automatic and gets 89 MPG both in the city and on the highway.

The cargo payload in the Tesla exceeds the Cayenne by only a couple of cubic feet. But the Cayenne well exceeds the Tesla when it comes to the maximum payload (by almost 400 pounds) and maximum towing capacity (by almost 3000 pounds).

The Bottom Line

When you’re looking for a luxury SUV that has earned its Porsche badge, you need to look no further than the 2018 Cayenne. Whether in standard or top trims, this vehicle looks and feels special – it’s one of the very few automobiles that can do that.

This year, if you’re looking for an electric 2018 SUV, the Tesla Model X is the only one you will find. It’s pretty practical, travels pleasantly, and its swift. In the minds of many, however, an electric vehicle like this won’t be able to match the guts and glory you feel from a Porsche. That said, the Tesla is not a bad vehicle (if you don’t mind the silly doors).

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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