2019 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2019 BMW X5: Features, Specs & Trims

It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of Porsche making anything besides 2-door sports cars was thought to be heresy. Now the German car company has a 4-door sedan and two Sport Utility Vehicles and unbelievably Porsche survived the ‘crusade’ generated by the air-cooled perfectionists. The ’19 Porsche Cayenne is the 3rd generation of the initial Porsche SUV and it’s better than ever before. Today the 2019 Porsche Cayenne handles the 2019 BMW X5, the granddaddy of German luxury SUVs.

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Performance Highlights

Neither the 2019 Cayenne to tell you that it’s a BMW.nor the ’19 BMW X5 is the remedy for uninspired, slow SUVs. The X5 has either a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine or a 4.4 L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine to choose from. The 6cyl. produces 335 horse power while the V8 makes 456hp, and while those numbers are impressive, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne is a lot more powerful. Offering 2 6-cylinders, a hybrid variation, and a V8, the Cayenne has something for everyone. Like the BMW, the base 6-cylinder engine makes 335 horsepower however the 4.0L TwinTurbocharged V8 on the Cayenne Turbo makes 541 horsepower! The Cayenne beats the X5 in power as a result of a more powerful engine and an available hybrid drivetrain.

Design Highlights

Both the Porsche and the BMW lean on familial design. The X5 depends greatly on the twin-kidney grille to tell you that it’s a BMW. The Porsche Cayenne plays a similar trick with the head and taillight design, it’s very reminiscent of its Porsche brethren. Both SUVs are magnificent to look at and as athletic as the BMW looks, the Porsche looks just as daunting, yet in a sleeker trim.

Both vehicles are highly configured and engulf you in luxury. While the X5 has a full digital interface, the Cayenne opts for a mix of classic style and digital. The tachometer is analog, flanked by a digital screen on either side. It really is a good setup. A Heads-Up Display, Adaptive Cruise, Heated Steering Wheel, and Heated/Cooled seating are some of the features you’re able to get in either car. You can not go wrong with either SUV.


We aren’t nearly to the point of having self-driving automobiles, yet (we’re waiting, Elon!) but the tech that is now available in both cars is remarkable. Options like night vision and Lane Keeping Assist (with traffic sign recognition!) are just a couple of ways that the Cayenne works to keep you safe and secure. With attributes like optional Adaptive Cruise, Rear Parking Aid and optional All Wheel Steering, both of these vehicles are packed with modern technology.

2019 porsche cayenne vs. 2019 bmw x5: Specs, Features & Trim Comparison

2019 Porsche Cayenne 2019 BMW X5
Available Engines 3.0L Turbo V6 Engine (Cayenne)
2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Engine (Cayenne S)
4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 (Cayenne Turbo)
3.0L Turbo V6 engine/14.1 kWh Lithium-ion battery
(Cayenne E-Hybrid)
3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder (xDrive40i)
4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V-8 (xDrive50i)
Transmissions 8-speed Tiptronic S 8-speed STEPTRONIC Auto
with Sport and Manual shift modes
335hp / 332 lbs. ft. torque (Cayenne)
434hp / 406 lbs. ft. torque (Cayenne S)
541hp / 568 lbs. ft. torque (Cayenne Turbo)
335hp / 332 lbs. (Cayenne E-Hybrid)
335hp / 330 lbs. ft. torque (xDrive40i)
456hp / 479 lbs. ft. torque (xDrive50i)
Exterior Lighting LED headlights
Three-dimensional LED taillights
Adaptive LED Headlights
LED fog lights
Wheels 19-inch (Standard)
21, 22-inch alloy (Available)
19-inch (Standard)
20, 21, 22-inch alloy (Available)
Moonroof Panoramic Roof Available Standard
Multimedia 12-inch touchscreen display, Navigation (Standard) 12.3-inch touchscreen display, Navigation (Standard)
Apple CarPlay Standard 1-year trial
Cameras ParkAssist w/ reversing camera (Standard)
Night Vision Assist (Available)
Rear-view camera (Standard)
Night Vision (Available)
features trims costs 2019 porsche cayenne

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 BMW X5: Who is the Winner?

The all-new 2019 X5 is a great vehicle, but the 2019 Cayenne is the better driver’s car of the two. Neither car is likely to see any off-road action, so it comes down to which of these mall crawlers does a better job as a ‘car’. Both cars are extremely nice, but the Cayenne is just more fun to drive. The Porsche wins this hotly contested matchup.

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