How do the Porsche Macan and Cayenne compare?

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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 roofMSRP, 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 roofMSRP, as configured, is $90,535.


Vehicle Comparison

We'll look at the features of each vehicle side-by-side.

  Macan Cayenne
Model Type 2017 Macan S 2016 Cayenne S
MSRP $65,340 $90,535


Engine and Fuel Economy

  Macan Cayenne
Engine 3.0L V6 3.6L V6
Horsepower 340 420
City mpg 20 18
Highway mpg 25 24


The Cayenne has the more powerful engine, but the Macan offers narrowly better fuel economy.



  Macan Cayenne
Seating 5 5
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.



  Macan Cayenne
Rearview camera Available  Available
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.

  Macan Cayenne
MSRP $65,340 $90,535
Down payment $2,500 $2,500
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.

  Macan Cayenne
MSRP $65,340 $90,535
Down payment $2,500 $2,500
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.


Whether you want a new Porsche SUV or any other new car, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.