2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 BMW X6

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has a potent engine with handling that is superlative for such a large SUV. It gives owners many options to choose from and its performance is outstanding overall, particularly for a hybrid. It faces competition from the BMW X6, an eye-catching SUV that also has a powerful engine with an interior that is elegant. Which is the better buy?

Design & Style

The BMW X6 has a distinctive exterior with a sophisticated interior, what you’d expect from a manufacturer who has been in the business for over a century. It is bulky in some places, yet slinky in others, and it works, as the vehicle pays homage to previous editions without being overwhelmingly influenced by them. The Porsche Cayenne has a shape which is rounded, with headlights that are similar to other Porsche models. The hood is long and extends back inside the cabin which is stretched and sleek. Small spoilers can also be seen on the hatch.

Technology & Safety

The seats of the Porsche Cayenne are immaculate, both in the front and back. It is spacious, providing lots of room for five, with a layout that is rich in buttons and controls. It comes with a standard 6 airbags, with seatbelt pretensioners, adaptive headlights, and camera with surround view, and warnings for lane departures. The interior of the BMW X6 is also lovely, with its leather upholstery and wood trim. It is packed with safety techs such as control systems for stability and traction, an assortment of airbags, and a camera for rear views. It also has night vision with the ability to detect both animals and pedestrians.


The BMW X6 is powered by an inline 6, 3 liter engine that can produce up to 300 horsepower. Its eight-speed automatic transmission shifts quickly and the six-cylinder provides lots of thrusts. The Porsche Cayenne is a serious performer, able to go from zero to sixty in about seven seconds, which is incredible for an SUV. It achieves this through its superb body control, eight-speed automatic, and V6 3 liter engine that can produce up to 300 horsepower with 295 pounds of torque.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6 are evenly matched in horsepower, performance, seating and even cost. This makes choosing between them difficult until you consider the details. Unfortunately, the rear seat of the BMW has been compromised, as is the cargo area. This is unacceptable given its high price tag, and since the Cayenne doesn’t have this weakness, it is the winner.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?

Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Cayenne offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Cayenne test drive appointment in advance.

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