2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Porsche Cayenne

Luxury shoppers in the market for a premium and practical midsize SUV with plenty of style will be pleased with the options in this 2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Porsche Cayenne comparison. However, if there can be only one that captures the hearts and mind of those seeking premium performance and luxury, which SUV should it be? When it comes to base engine output the 2017 BMW X5 starts out strong and never really quits.

Both vehicles in this comparison offer 300 horsepower with their base engine (which is a 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line six-cylinder in the BMW and 3.6-liter V6 on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne. However, the 2017 BMW X5 offers 300 pound-feet of torque, while its Porsche rival delivers just 295 pound-feet of torque. This means that the base model of the 2017 BMW X5 delivers more power for a lower price, while providing premium luxury.

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2017 BMX X5 vs 2017 Porsche Cayenne
$55,500 Starting MSRP $59,600
3.0-L turbo in-line 6-cylinder (300 hp) Base Engine 3.6-L V6 (300 hp)
76.7 cubic feet Max. Cargo Space 62.9 cubic feet
14-way power-adjusting, heated, with Driver Memory Functions Standard Front Seating

8-way power adjusting with partial leather

Interior Space Advantages of the 2017 BMW X5

When it comes to practical interior space and features, this 2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Porsche Cayenne comparison once again sways in favor of the BMW. Both of these vehicles are available with all-wheel drive, and can deliver confident driving in many weather conditions. They generally seat five passengers, but the 2017 BMW X5 is also available with a third row that can bring that capacity up to seven passengers. When configured for five people, the 2017 BMW X5 offers 35.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats for cargo and luggage. That expands out to 76.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. In contrast, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne offers just 23.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a maximum cargo capacity of 62.9 cubic feet. Whether going on a camping adventure, tailgating, or just trying to get everyone in a family where they need to go with all the necessary gear, the 2017 BMW X5 stands out.

Standard features in both of these models include dual-zone automatic climate control, a central information display, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. To learn more about this comparison, or to explore the 2017 BMW X5 at The New BMW of Topeka, contact a member of our sales team today.

folding rear seats in the 2017 BMW X5
2017 BMW X5 driving in snow
max cargo space of the 2017 BMW X5
front seats and dashboard of the 2017 BMW X5