2015 Porsche Cayenne vs the 2015 Porsche Macan Design
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne vs the 2015 Porsche Macan are very similar cars. At the offset, it is very difficult to spot the subtle differences until you take a very critical look at both of them. The 2015 Porsche Macan is a brand new model in the Porsche chain. It is about 5.7 inches shorter and 268 pounds lighter than the 2015 Porsche Cayenne. Both SUVs come in the iconic and stylish Porsche design that makes them very easily recognizable in a crowded parking lot full of SUVs. However, there are few minor features about the styles of the vehicles that differentiates them. The Macan has a carbon fiber insert that is unique and stylish at the bottom of all its doors.
The inside of both cars resembles that of Porsche Panarema. Both vehicles come with luxurious and magnificent features. The comfort and elegance is evident in both. Almost every surface is covered with Porsche leather covers. Concerning performance, both SUVs responsiveness and handling utilize the expertise of Porsche. For some motorists, the Macan offers a more ‘sporty’ experience than the Cayenne. This can be attributed to the fact that it is smaller than the Cayenne, and it is also lower. Both cars have all wheel drive systems. This system provides a firmer grip, especially in tight corners.
Off road driving favors the Cayenne more than the Macan, even though both are not meant for driving on off-roads. Cayennes advantage over the Macan is due to its added ride height. This makes it perform better on bumpy roads and snowfall.
The EnginesBoth SUVs feature Turbocharged twin 3.0 liter V-6 engines. However, the Macan S churns out 340HP and reaches 60MPH in just 5.2 seconds, while the Cayenne produces 300HP, reaching 60 MPH in 7.1 seconds. Lovers of Cayenne can, however, can upgrade the engine to diesel and hybrid engines, Turbocharged engines and other V8 variations. The most powerful Cayenne engine can manage up to 550 Horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 3.4 seconds. The 2015 Macan Turbo 3.6 liter engine can manage 400Hp by a landslide, reaching 60mph in just 4.6 seconds. This puts it above the rest in its class. The Macan s and the Macan Turbo can both reach maximum speeds of 156 mph and 164 mph respectively.
The PriceThe price for the 2015 Prsche Macan starts at a base MSRP $49900, while that of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne base MSRP is $49300. As you can see, the difference is not big, though the Cayenne emerges as the most expensive when all factors are considered.