Compare 2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Porsche Cayenne

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Porsche Cayenne
2023 Porsche Macan 2023 Porsche Cayenne


2.0L Turbocharged I-4 3.0L Turbocharged V6


261 hp 335 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

19/25 * 19/23 *

  0-60 mph

6.0 seconds 5.9 seconds

  Max Towing Capacity

4,409 lbs 7,700 lbs

  Max Cargo Space

53.0 cubic feet 60.3 cubic feet

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Porsche Cayenne

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

With powerful crossover SUVs like the Macan and the Cayenne in Porsche’s lineup, selecting just one model for your next purchase could be a difficult process. The 2023 Macan is a smaller crossover with athletic capabilities and premium equipment. The 2023 Cayenne is Porsche’s largest SUV today, and it is equally appealing. Our Porsche Farmington Hills sales associates are available to show off the other differences between the Macan and the Cayenne.


The 2023 Porsche Macan is offered with three impressive powertrains. This begins with a 261-horsepower, turbo four-cylinder engine. The other two powertrains available at higher trims are a 375-horsepower twin-turbo V6 and a 434-horsepower twin-turbo V6. At higher trims, the Macan also comes with a sport exhaust system, an adaptive air suspension, larger brakes, and a sport driving mode. The 2023 Porsche Cayenne is offered in six powertrains, including two hybrid options. The base option is a 335-horsepower, turbo V6. The most powerful gas engine in the Cayenne is a 571-horsepower, turbo V8. Two of the three plug-in hybrids are turbo V6 systems that produce 434 and 455 combined horsepower. The top hybrid engine is a turbo V8 that gives you 670 combined horsepower. Select Cayenne trims come with upgraded brakes, a sport exhaust system, torque vectoring, and more.


The 2023 Macan and the 2023 Cayenne are easy to tell apart on the road. The smaller Macan has a tapered roof with raked rear windows. Bold, black molding runs across the door panels. The teardrop LED headlights are combined with a single-unit, wraparound grille on the nose. The Cayenne is noticeably larger with a relatively flat roofline ending in a liftgate spoiler. The sides have lower-body molding with a crisp, horizontal accent running around the fenders and across the doors. The headlights have the same shape as the Macan’s headlights, and the wraparound grille is sectioned in three parts.


Across the Macan and Cayenne, there are many shared features. Equipment available in both models includes a Burmester or Bose sound system, automated parking, wireless smartphone charging, a panoramic sunroof, heated front and rear seats, leather and suede material, parking sensors, and more. As a higher-level model, the Cayenne is available with a few more features. These include memory functions for the front seats, sport seats, ambient cabin lighting, and other gear.

A visit to our showroom at Porsche Farmington Hills is a great way to compare these models. Our sales reps are available to meet with you, so drop by today.

* EPA estimate. Actual mileage may vary.