2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 BMW X5
2019 Porsche Cayenne 2019 BMW X5
Top Speed
  152 mph 130 mph
Towing Capacity
  7,700 lbs. 6,603 lbs.
Fuel Capacity
  23.7 gal. 21.9 gal.

2019 Porsche Cayenne vs 2019 BMW X5

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The 2019 Porsche Cayenne and the 2019 BMW X5 are both renowned European SUVs. Although many of their characteristics are quite similar, they do hold different positions when comparing size and power as well as some important key performance indicators which will be covered in this review. Still, to be fair, we selected the most similar trims of each SUV for analysis. In a few minutes, any doubt you might have as to which of these European SUVs will suit you best should be gone. Moving forward, we will look at how each SUV ranks in categories of Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Range, and Towing Ability.

Engine Performance

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne we selected for the fairest comparison is not even its largest available engine trim, but the one we are looking at features a powerful 3.0 L 6-cylinder, turbo motor, and the 2019 BMW X5 features a quite similar 3.0 L 6-cylinder, turbo motor, yet this engine is not as big as other 2018 trims that came out. The Porsche Cayenne features greater torque measured at 331 ft-lbs. @ 1840 rpm, while the BMW X5 comes very close with maximum torque measured at 330 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm. When looking at total horsepower, the Porsche Cayenne features greater dominance in terms of total horsepower measured 340 hp @ 5300 rpm, which tops the BMW X5’s top horsepower measured at 335 hp @ 5500 rpm. Both of these SUVs are equipped with engines, yet the Porsche is able to take the lead when one looks for the greatest power and acceleration.

Fuel Economy Range

Despite the fact that Porsche Cayenne has a more powerful motor with greater acceleration, it also features the same combined fuel economy. Both SUVs feature 21 miles per gallon of combined fuel economy. The Porsche Cayenne takes the lead with its superior driving range, which is due to its larger fuel tank that can hold 23.7 gallons. The BMW X5 will not reach the same driving range as it has a smaller, 21.9-gallon tank. Clearly, the Porsche Cayenne gives you the best driving range.

Towing Ability

SUV strength cannot be limited to horsepower and torque. An additional feature to be considered is maximum trailer weight. The Porsche Cayenne is able to tow nearly 17% more weight than the BMW X5. The Porsche Cayenne’s maximum trailer weight is 7700 lbs and the BMW X5 has only 6600 lbs of maximum trailer weight capacity. The Porsche Cayenne is simply a beast SUV when it comes to speed, torque, and sheer horsepower. The Porsche Cayenne’s greater maximum trailer weight is even more impressive when we compare each vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating. The Porsche Cayenne has a 77-pound higher gross vehicle weight rating than the BMW X5 and the Porsche Cayenne can still pull more 1100 lbs more than the BMW X5. No matter how you look at it, the Porsche Cayenne is still a more powerful SUV than the BMW X5.

After getting a grasp on the key performance indicators of these two European SUVs, we are confident that you understand that the 2019 Porsche Cayenne is clearly the most powerful SUV. Don’t let your chance to take the 2019 Porsche Cayenne for a test-drive at our Porsche Bethesda Dealership slip away. Here you will be able to see for yourself how the 2019 Porsche Cayenne features the most powerful motor, respectable fuel economy with a superior total driving range, and a superb maximum trailer weight capacity. Come by and get to know our team as they assist you with any question you might still have about the 2019 Porsche Cayenne!