2021 Porsche Macan S vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne S

2021 Porsche Macan S vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne S
2021 Porsche Macan S 2021 Porsche Cayenne S


3.0L Turbo V6 2.9L Twin-Turbo V6


348 hp 434 hp

  0-60 mph

5.1 seconds 4.9 seconds

  MPG (City/Highway)

18/24 * 18/22 *

  Cargo Space

52.9 cu. ft. 60.3 cu. ft.

2021 Porsche Macan S vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne S

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

For more than 15 years, the Cayenne has been the midsize crossover SUV that Farmington Hills drivers have been attracted to when they need spaciousness and functionality in a luxury vehicle. When the Cayenne debuted, it was Porsche’s first four-door model. A few years ago, the Macan joined the Porsche line as a compact luxury crossover that sits below the Cayenne in the lineup. With these two attractive options available to choose from, which Porsche crossover will you decide to buy?


The 2021 Macan and the 2021 Cayenne are both offered in several trim levels and with various powertrains. The Macan S and the Cayenne S are both a step above the base trim level, so a comparison of performance capabilities at this level is a great starting point. The 2021 Porsche Macan S comes with a 3.0-liter turbo V6. It receives 348 horsepower from this engine and achieves acceleration up to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds. The 2021 Cayenne S is priced approximately $25,000 above the Macan S. It is equipped with a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V6. With this equipment, the Cayenne achieves cruising speed in 4.9 seconds and puts out 434 horsepower.


The Macan S is visibly smaller than the Cayenne S, and it has a shorter nose with a more substantial curve through the roof and liftgate. Its style is defined by signature Porsche headlights, a thick ribbon of black molding through the sides, an LED taillight strip, a liftgate spoiler, and quad exhaust finishers. In comparison, the 2021 Cayenne S puts a triangular spin on the Porsche-specific headlights. It has a longer nose and only a subtle bend through the hood. This results in a liftgate that stands more vertically. Like the Macan S, the Cayenne S has a liftgate spoiler, an LED taillight strip, and quad exhaust tips.


Inside the Macan S, you can delight in features like leather and Alcantara material across both rows, a memory package, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, USB ports in the front and rear, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, Porsche Communication Management and other equipment. The Cayenne S has some of these same features, but it stands apart with equipment like embossed leather, four USB ports, steel foot pedals, a HiFi sound system, voice controls, and more.

At Porsche Farmington Hills, we consistently maintain a large inventory filled with unique possibilities for our customers to choose from. We invite you to stop by to appreciate the differences between the Macan S and the Cayenne S in person with several behind-the-wheel experiences.

* EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.