2018 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2018 Volvo XC90

Porsche and Volvo are two of the most desired car brands in the world, with its lovers all across the globe. People are often confused for a choice between the 2018 Volvo XC90 and the 2018 Porsche Cayenne. Let us compare and contrast both the models to clear the doubtful air.

Design & Style

Sleek curves and glossy appearance characterize the exterior look for both the models. The 2018 Volvo XC90 is a typical 5-seater that radiates European charm. There are plenty of quality materials inside the cabin, from trimmings made of metal and wood to exquisite front seats. The build quality and styling feels refined, but not of that standard you can get in other rivals.

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is also a 5-seater, but with premium-quality leather-trimmed seats, and an option to lounge in the back with the rear seats that recline and slide. The handsome interior is unmatched, given its rigid build quality and top-grade materials spread throughout. Folding down the rear seats gives you sufficient cargo space to accommodate some furniture.

Technology & Safety

Both Cayenne and XC90 are tough competitors in terms of technology offered. The 2018 Volvo XC90 comes with an intuitive infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, navigation, and vertically positioned touch screen. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and road sign detection.

With a user-friendly interface, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne has an upgraded infotainment system along with well-positioned controls that can be easily accessed by passengers and drivers. Bluetooth, USB port and navigation system are also included. You have a wide range of available safety features including rearview camera, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, lane change assist and adaptive cruise control.


If you are looking for an SUV that cruises through the highways at top speed, you would be disappointed with the base T5 engine of Volvo XC90. Even though the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is fuel efficient, it lacks with sluggish performance. The entry-level Porsche Cayenne is a much better choice with a turbocharged V6 engine that can power the vehicle up to 334 HP, with great mileage as well.

The Bottom Line

Given the power-packed performance of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne, the Volvo XC90 is no match, even though it has to offer an excellent set of features. If you are looking to invest your hard-earned cash on one of the two cars, you should definitely choose Cayenne for all it has got to offer as a comprehensive package, both in terms of brand value and cost price.

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 service 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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