2021 Porsche Macan vs 2021 Audi Q5 Comparison

2021 Porsche Macan vs 2021 Audi Q5
2021 Porsche Macan 2021 Audi Q5
  Leather/alcantara Leather
Infotainment Display
  10.9-in. touchscreen 10.1-in. touchscreen
Smartphone Connectivity
  Wireless Apple CarPlay Apple CarPlay
  Standard Available on higher trims
Satellite Radio
  Standard Available on higher trims

2021 Porsche Macan vs 2021 Audi Q5

Serving Milwaukee, WI

Both Porsche and Audi have excellent reputations for instilling solid engineering into their models, but they deliver different experiences behind the wheel. These luxury automakers offer a range of SUVs for Milwaukee’s drivers to choose from. Drivers in the market for a smaller crossover SUV can choose between premium options like the 2021 Porsche Macan and the 2021 Audi Q5. What will you discover when you take a harder look at these vehicles?


Thanks to its familial traits, the 2021 Macan is easy on the eyes from end to end. It boasted the same wraparound grille and rounded, tapered nose that the Porsche family is known for. At the same time, it boasts individualized styling with teardrop-like headlights, prominent haunches, lower-side molding, and deep accentuation through the side doors. The 2021 Q5 approaches its style from a more subdued perspective. This model has an upright feel with a tall nose. The hexagonal grille has a grid-style mesh, and it covers most of the nose. The headlights and the thin accentuation on the side panels have a horizontal theme. The definition over the wheel wells is modest.


Inside the 2021 Macan, you will be enveloped in a cockpit-style cabin. This spacious cabin accommodates five passengers and is styled with premium features. The cockpit feels it is derived from the ascending center console and the horizontal layout of the large display screen. Everything from heated seats to a premium sound system, a navigation system, and more are offered in the Macan. The Audi Q5 has a heavier, layered feel through its center stack and console. A squared-off display screen rises above the dashboard and sits directly on two rectangular air vents. Subsequent layers in the dashboard hold the controls for the sound system and the climate management system. The rising center console attributes to the layered feel, thanks to its dual-elemental design.


Four powertrains are offered across the 2021 Macan’s trim lineup. The most powerful option is a turbo V6, a 2.9-liter engine. It produces 434 horsepower. Mechanical features associated with this engine are high-performance brakes, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive. The 2021 Q5 is available with two powertrains. These include a turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine that gives you 261 horsepower and a plug-in hybrid, four-cylinder engine that produces 362 net horsepower.

Porsche Milwaukee North is honored to support you as you learn more about the Macan and its trim levels. To schedule a Macan test drive, contact our Porsche sales office today.