Cartelligent clients love Porsche SUVs for their sporty handling, powerful engines, and classic styling. We’ve compiled the details for the Macan and Cayenne SUVs.
Macan vs. Cayenne?
In this article, we’ve configured a sample vehicle for each car and then examined some of the key differentiating factors. We’ve based our sample models on popular choices among Cartelligent clients.
- 2017 Porsche Macan S: Our sample Macan includes navigation, lane change assist, heated seats, Bose surround sound, and a panoramic roof. MSRP, as configured, is $65,350.
- 2017 Porsche Cayenne S: We’ve chosen a 2017 Porsche Cayenne S. Features include all-wheel drive, lane change assist, park assist, heated seats, Bose surround sound, and a panoramic roof. MSRP, as configured, is $90,535.
We’ll look at the features of each vehicle side-by-side.
|Model Type||2017 Macan S||2016 Cayenne S|
Engine and Fuel Economy
|Engine||3.0L V6||3.6L V6|
The Cayenne has the more powerful engine, but the Macan offers narrowly better fuel economy.
|Cargo volume (behind seats)||17.7 ft3||23.7 ft3|
|Cargo volume (rear seats folded)||53.07 ft3||62.9ft3|
The Macan offers about 75% of the Cayenne’s cargo space behind the seats and 85% with the rear seats folded down. Both vehicles can seat five comfortably.
|Lane departure warning||Available||Available|
Both vehicles offer a number of safety features.
Cost to purchase: Macan vs. Cayenne
First, we’ll examine the cost of each when purchased. All payments represent pricing based on market conditions at the time of writing but are subject to change.
|Monthly payment (inc. tax)||$1,220||$1,665|
|Total of payments over five years||$74,480||$100,735|
The Macan is around $450/month less than the Cayenne and saves about $26,000 in payments over the course of five years.
Cost to lease: Macan vs. Cayenne
Next, we’ll compare the three vehicles on a three-year, 12,000 mile/year lease.
|Monthly payment (inc. tax)||$995||$1,505|
|Lease disposition fee||$350||$350|
|Total of payments over three years||$37,675||$55,525|
The Macan is again the lowest cost option, saving about $500/month and $18,000 over the course of the lease.
Which to buy: Macan or Cayenne?
Both vehicles can be fantastic options depending on your personal circumstances. Your Cartelligent agent can talk you through the pros and cons of each vehicle (as well as any other brands) to help you make an educated decision.