2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Chevrolet Suburban

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has received praise for its formidable engine, excellent handling, an array of options and stellar performance. However, it faces off against the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban, a titan of a vehicle that features a luxurious interior, potent V8 engine, incredible towing capacity and outstanding fuel efficiency. Which one wins?

Design & Style

The Chevrolet Suburban comes in a number of colors but looks best in black. The dashboard within the interior is similar to the Chevy sedans, and overall, this vehicle has a strong rectangular shape. This, along with its size, gives it a commanding presence. It has a grille rich in chrome, touch screens which are eight inches, and symmetrical switches for both audio and climate. Design wise, the Porsche Cayenne is in many ways the opposite of the Suburban. It uses curves rather than angular edges, with a smooth, rounded exterior. It slightly resembles the 911 but manages to display a demeanor which is completely unique. An analog clock can be seen in the interior, along with vents that are sculpted, aluminum trim and an instrument panel which sweeps.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Cayenne has a total of six airbags, lane control which is active, warnings for forward collisions, and cruise control which is adaptive. Buyers also have the option of getting a camera with surround view. Within the interior, passengers will be treated to touchscreens which are seven inches, seats which can be power adjusted, climate control which is dual zone, and Apple Carplay. The Chevrolet Suburban comes with seven airbags, stability control, brakes which are antilock, headlights which are automatic high beam and lane control which is active. Within the interior passengers will enjoy climate control which is tri-zone, seats which can be power adjusted, and Bluetooth support.


The Chevrolet Suburban houses a V8 engine which gives it substantial power. The vehicle is one of heaviest in its class, weighing almost 6,000 pounds, but can be a gentle giant when needed. Its engine is 5.3 liter and can produce up to 355 horsepower with 383 pounds of torque. Its acceleration is impressive for a vehicle of its size, but what is most outstanding is its ability to tow up to 8,200 pounds. The Porsche Cayenne with its turbocharged V6 3.6-liter engine can produce a maximum of 420 horsepower with 406 pounds of torque and can go from zero to sixty in just over five seconds. This is incredible power for an SUV.

The Bottom Line

The Chevrolet Suburban and Porsche Cayenne are worthy adversaries. However, behind the wheel, the Suburban feels like a truck more than an SUV, and despite its higher price tag, its interior just isn’t as opulent as the Porsche, so the Cayenne takes the win.

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