Compare 2020 Porsche Cayenne vs 2020 BMW X5

2020 Porsche Cayenne vs 2020 BMW X5
2020 Porsche Cayenne 2020 BMW X5
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Optional
  Leather Leatherette
Fuel Capacity
  23.7 gal. 21.9 gal.

2020 Porsche Cayenne vs 2020 BMW X5

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

SUV shoppers in the Farmington Hills area have significant expectations for their next vehicles, so many understandably turn their attention to leading luxury brands. As you prepare to make your purchase of a mid-sized SUV, you may be eyeing the 2020 Porsche Cayenne. The Cayenne is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that has been available since 2003, and it is known for its infusion of athleticism. The BMW X5 is an executive luxury SUV that has more than two decades of history on the road, so you may naturally be curious about the differences between these models.


The 2020 Porsche Cayenne immediately grabs your attention with its sporty façade. It boasts a rounded nose with a swooping hood and a rounded roof. Its front end is designed with a wraparound air vent with horizontal linear elements. The triangular headlights have rounded corners and lay back against the muscular fenders. Quad exhaust tips and a rear spoiler are a few of the Cayenne’s additional exterior features. When you turn your attention to the 2020 BMW X5, you will notice that it has a statelier façade with an upright stance and a flatter nose. The grille is fragmented into two sections that are modestly connected. The sides and hood have sharp elements, and the rear shows off dual exhaust tips.


The Cayenne and the X5 are both 5-passenger vehicles that show off luxurious materials and accent pieces throughout their cabins, but they present these items in different ways. The Cayenne has a commanding presence with cockpit-style interior design. The driver benefits from a contoured, heated steering wheel with easy-access, illuminated functions, and a digital instrumentation panel that sits behind it. At the top of the center stack, an analog clock adds old-school charm to a design that is otherwise sleek and modern. The glass display screen at the heart of the dashboard controls all smart device controls, the navigation system, and more through touch capabilities. The thick center console angles directly into the center stack and triangular handgrips flank it with a leather finish. The X5’s interior design differs with its unique dashboard and console designs. The X5 lacks the analog clock feature found in the Cayenne, and its stack is topped with a display screen. This screen is mounted over elongated air vents and push-button controls for the temperature management system. The sound system controls run under this feature and angled inward. The center console has a hidden storage area as well as rotary controls.


From a performance perspective, both of these SUVs are equipped with a 335-horsepower engine at the base trim level and are available with more powerful engines in their higher trims. However, when you test drive these two vehicles, you may quickly notice differences in their abilities. This is because the Cayenne features equipment like aluminum multi-link axles, Porsche stability and traction management features, 8-speed Tiptronic auto transmission, and other equipment.

Visit Porsche Farmington Hills Today

To complete your review of these two luxury SUVs, you need to experience what they deliver behind the wheel. At Porsche Farmington Hills, we are available to get you into the Cayenne for a test drive soon. Connect with our Porsche sales associates for further assistance.