Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Porsche CAYENNE VS 2016 Land Rover Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2016 Porsche CAYENNE

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2016 Land Rover

Safety Comparison

The Cayenne has a standard Multi-collision Brake System, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the Cayenne and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, front parking sensors, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty Comparison

The Cayenne’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Sport’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 14 percent more Porsche dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Cayenne’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Cayenne third among midsize premium SUVs in their 2015 Initial Quality Study. The Range Rover Sport isn’t in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche first in initial quality, above the industry average. With 54 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 28th, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The Cayenne has more powerful engines than the Range Rover Sport:



Cayenne S E-Hybrid 3.0 supercharged V6

416 HP

435 lbs.-ft.

Cayenne S 3.6 turbo V6

420 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Cayenne GTS 3.6 turbo V6

440 HP

442 lbs.-ft.

Cayenne Turbo 4.8 turbo V8

520 HP

553 lbs.-ft.

Cayenne Turbo S 4.8 turbo V8

570 HP

590 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport HST 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

339 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport Supercharged/Autobiography 5.0 V8

510 HP

461 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Cayenne S E-Hybrid with a full charge gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Sport Td6 (48 city/46 hwy MPGe vs. 22 city/29 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Cayenne gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Sport:


Range Rover Sport



19 city/24 hwy



17 city/24 hwy

17 city/23 hwy

3.0 Supercharged/Auto


16 city/23 hwy



14 city/21 hwy


Turbo S/Auto

14 city/21 hwy

14 city/19 hwy

5.0 Supercharged/Auto

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid can drive on battery power alone for up to 14 miles. The Range Rover Sport must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Cayenne’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Sport:


Cayenne GTS/Turbo

GTS/Turbo Opt.

Range Rover Sport SE/HSE

Range Rover Sport HST/Supercharged

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

15.4 inches

16.5 inches

13.8 inches

15 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

14.1 inches

14.6 inches

13.8 inches

14.4 inches

The Cayenne offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Cayenne stops much shorter than the Range Rover Sport:


Range Rover Sport

70 to 0 MPH

166 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Cayenne’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Sport (295/35R21 vs. 275/40R22).

The Cayenne’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s optional 40 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Cayenne offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Land Rover doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Range Rover Sport.

The Cayenne handles at .95 G’s, while the Range Rover Sport Supercharged pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Cayenne Turbo executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.5 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Sport HSE (24.8 seconds @ .81 average G’s vs. 27.3 seconds @ .65 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Cayenne’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport’s (39 feet vs. 40.4 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The front grille of the Cayenne uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Cayenne has a larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Sport with its rear seat folded (62.9 vs. 62.2 cubic feet).

The Cayenne’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the liftgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Range Rover Sport’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Cayenne’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Range Rover Sport does not have an oil pressure gauge.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Cayenne to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Consumer Reports rated the Cayenne’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Range Rover Sport’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Porsche Cayenne, based on reliability, safety and performance.

Motor Trend selected the Cayenne as their 2011 Sport Utility of the Year. The Range Rover Sport has never been chosen.

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