2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

The 2018 Dodge Durango has garnered praise due to its muscular frame, outstanding performance, classy interior and wonderful handling. But how does it compare to the 2018 Porsche Cayenne, a vehicle which has long dominated the SUV market due to its dynamic engines, a range of options and super handling?

Design & Style

The Dodge Durango has a formidable, rugged exterior that is fully capable of intimidating nearby drivers and pedestrians, especially when one chooses the darker color. Inside, the interior is pristine and conservative. The roof is long, with a crosshair grille in front and lots of chrome. The SRT variant has a suspension which has been lowered, with fascias in the front and back that give it a more aggressive appearance. Whereas the Durango opts for a hard-edged design, the Porsche Cayenne chooses curves, elegance, and sophistication. Hatch spoilers can be seen in the back, with an extended hood that stretches perfectly above the cabin. The surfaces within the interior are also curved, with an analog style clock and aluminum trim.

Technology & Safety

Porsche always prioritizes the safety of its drivers, and the Cayenne comes with features such as multiple airbags, pretensioners for seatbelts, mounts for car seats, a camera with surround view, lane departure notifications, headlights which are adaptive, frontal impact warnings, skid plates, and control mechanisms when moving downhill. Inside, the Cayenne has luxuries such as touchscreens, a driver display, climate control which is dual zone, front seats that can be power adjusted, Google Earth, smartphone support and Apple CarPlay.

The Dodge Durango has many of the same safety features found in the Porsche Cayenne, along with head restraints which prevent whiplash, automated high beams, notifications for cross traffic, cruise control which is adaptive, warnings when departing lanes, and lane control. Unfortunately, the structure used by the Durango has become dated, which means it has not performed as well in its most recent crash tests. Within the cabin, passengers can expect USB ports, an infotainment system, keyless ignition, tri-zone climate control, and heated seats.


The Durango SRT variant gives you a V8, 6.4-liter engine capable of producing 475 horsepower. Those who have test driven it have been impressed with its smooth operation. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo comes with a V8 engine that is turbocharged, capable of producing 520 horsepower. This allows it to reach sixty miles per hour in fewer than five seconds.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche Cayenne and Dodge Durango are worthy challengers, so choosing between them is tough. They are tied in performance and offer many of the same safety and luxury features. Unfortunately for the Durango, its aging frame is a serious liability in the event of an accident, the third row is too tight, and it uses a lot of fuel, so the Porsche Cayenne wins.

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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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