2021 Porsche Cayenne vs 2021 Audi Q8

2021 Porsche Cayenne vs 2021 Audi Q8
2021 Porsche Cayenne 2021 Audi Q8
Top Speed
  152 mph 130 mph
MPG (City/Highway) *
  19/23 18/23
Curb Weight
  4,582 lbs 5,004 lbs
Fuel Capacity
  23.7 gal. 22.5 gal.

2021 Porsche Cayenne vs 2021 Audi Q8

Serving North Bethesda, MD

Are you eager to finalize your purchase plans for a new luxury crossover SUV? The 2021 Porsche Cayenne and the 2021 Audi Q8 are premium options that share several significant similarities. For example, these models are midsize luxury models with comparable pricing at the entry-level. Nonetheless, the Cayenne and the Q8 deliver unique experiences behind the wheel. After you get to know more about what these crossovers can do for you on the road, which model will you pick out for your next purchase?


The notable differences between the 2021 Porsche Cayenne and the 2021 Audi Q8 start on the exterior. The Cayenne has an unrelentingly athletic façade and shares many traits with its high-performance siblings. For example, it has recognizable headlights, a swooping roof, and a long, pointed nose. The athletic façade of the Cayenne is in direct contrast to the rigid design of the Q8. The Audi Q8 has a traditional crossover profile over the hood and roof. The liftgate has a strong angle that gives the profile a stretched look: the side accents and front design elements on the Q8 display sharp angles and creases.


You can appreciate premium features and materials in both of these luxury crossovers. The Cayenne’s interior design and features support a cockpit-like feel. This is achieved through a heated, suede-covered steering wheel and an ascending center console. The console is loaded with functions, and some of these are a push-button gear selector and other drive controls. The front row of the 2021 Q8 has a traditional steering wheel and a relatively flat center console with a gear shifter knob. Dual display screens consume the center stack.


Differences continue in the performances that these crossovers produce. The Cayenne is offered with several powertrains that can produce up to 670 horsepower. Additional performance-enhancing features are an adaptive spoiler, Sport Response tech, and Porsche Active Aerodynamics. The 2021 Audi Q8 has one engine option. This is a 335-horsepower, 3.0-liter, V6 engine.

The Porsche Bethesda team is enthusiastic about sharing the full abilities and luxuries of the 2021 Cayenne with you. Stop by soon to compare the Cayenne’s many powertrains and to pick out your next crossover.

* EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.