Which Porsche SUV is Best – Cayenne or Macan?

By Product Expert | Posted in Porsche Cayenne, Porsche Macan on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 3:35 pm
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Porsche Cayenne vs Porsche Macan  

The first SUV to come from the Porsche brand was the Porsche Cayenne model in 2002. Since then, Porsche has expanded its lineup and brought in additional models, including the compact Porsche Macan. Shoppers around Colorado Springs looking for their next Porsche SUV often find themselves stuck between these two Porsche models. Find out which Porsche SUV is best in this quick Porsche Cayenne vs Porsche Macan comparison.  


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Porsche Macan Vs Porsche Cayenne Price 

The compact 2021 Porsche Macan lineup starts off at $52,100 and reaches a starting price of $84,600 for its top-tier Macan Turbo model.  The 2021 Porsche Cayenne starts off at $67,500 for the base model and reaches $163,200 for the top Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model. The Macan Lineup includes the Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, and Macan Turbo models. The Cayenne lineup offers a few more model options with the Cayenne, Cayenne E-Hybrid, Cayenne S, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.  

White European 2020 Porsche Cayenne
2021 Porsche Cayenne
White European 2020 Porsche Macan on beach
2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Cayenne vs Macan Power Specs 

Below we have broken down the power specs of the 2021 Porsche Macan and 2021 Porsche Cayenne to help you decide which model is best for you.  

 2021 Porsche Cayenne 2021 Porsche Macan 
Base Engine 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 engine
Top Track Speed  152 mph 157 mph 
Base Horsepower335 horsepower248 horsepower
Top Horsepower 670 horsepower 434 horsepower 
Base Torque 332 pound-feet of torque 273 pound-feet of torque 
0-60 mph 5.9 seconds 5.1 seconds 

Is the Porsche Cayenne Bigger than Macan? 

Being a compact SUV, the Porsche Macan is smaller in stature than its big sibling Cayenne. But just how much bigger is the Porsche Cayenne than the Macan? We’ve broken down the base size specs of each of these Porsche SUVs to give you an idea of the size difference between the 2021 Cayenne and 2021 Macan.  

Inside the 2021 Macan drivers have 17.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats for luggage and daily essentials. When the rear seats aren’t needed, they can be folded down to expand the cargo area to 52.9 cubic feet. The slightly larger 2021 Cayenne, on the other hand, offers up 27.2 cubic feet of standard cargo space and 60.3 cubic feet of space behind the first-row seats.  

Rear view of 2021 Porsche Cayenne
2021 Porsche Macan with trunk open

To answer the question of if the Porsche Cayenne is bigger than the Macan, the simple answer is yes. Shoppers looking for extra space in their SUV will find the additional 9.6 cubic feet of standard cargo space in the Cayenne helpful in their day-to-day drives.  

Porsche Technology – Macan vs Cayenne 

Both the 2021 Porsche Cayenne and Macan offer an impressive array of interior technology features. Like between any automotive siblings, however, some differences exist between the two. Get a look at what Porsche technology these two SUVs offer below.  

 2021 Porsche Cayenne 2021 Porsche Macan 
Porsche Communication Management System 
Infotainment Screen 12.3-inch touchscreen display 10.9-inch touchscreen display 
Porsche Connect 
Porsche OffRoad Precision App — 
Apple CarPlay® 
Smartphone Compartment with Inductive Charging Function — 
Head-Up Display — 
Lane Departure Warning — 
Adaptive Cruise Control 

Are the Porsche Cayenne and Macan Reliable? 

The Porsche brand creates some of the most reliable vehicles on the market and the Macan and Cayenne are no exceptions. Both of these vehicles are built to last for years and often go without any hiccups throughout their lifetime. Should any issue with your Porsche SUV arise, the service team here at Porsche of Colorado Springs is here to help.  


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Test Drive a New Porsche in Colorado Springs

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a new Porsche Macan or Cayenne? Come visit our team here at Porsche of Colorado Springs to see which Porsche SUV is best for you. Head over to our online inventory to view our current lineup of new Porsche models in Colorado Springs today.

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