Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2019 Porsche CAYENNE VS 2019 Audi Q8 Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2019 Porsche CAYENNE

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2019 Audi Q8

Safety Comparison

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Both the Cayenne and the Q8 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, post-collision automatic braking systems, rearview cameras, available night vision systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Reliability Comparison

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are better in initial quality than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 26 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 25th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Porsche vehicles are more reliable than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Porsche second in reliability, above the industry average. With 41 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 13th.

Engine Comparison

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The Cayenne S’ standard 2.9 turbo V6 produces 99 more horsepower (434 vs. 335) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 369) than the Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid. The Cayenne E-Hybrid’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid produces 120 more horsepower (455 vs. 335) and 147 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 369) than the Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid. The Cayenne Turbo’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 produces 206 more horsepower (541 vs. 335) and 199 lbs.-ft. more torque (568 vs. 369) than the Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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The Cayenne E-Hybrid can drive on battery power alone for up to 27 miles. The Q8 must run its internal combustion engine to move.

The Cayenne’s standard fuel tank has 1.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Q8 (23.7 vs. 22.5 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the Cayenne’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Q8:

 

Cayenne

Q8

Front Rotors

17.3 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

16.1 inches

13.8 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 Q8 doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Cayenne Turbo has standard air brakes, which adjust the spoiler automatically during high-speed braking in order to shorten stopping distances. The Q8 doesn’t offer air brakes.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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The Cayenne’s optional 285/35R22 front and 315/30R22 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Q8’s optional 40 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The Cayenne offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Q8 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The Cayenne offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Audi doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Q8.

The Cayenne has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Cayenne’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Q8 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better maneuverability, the Cayenne’s turning circle is 3.8 feet tighter than the Q8’s (39.7 feet vs. 43.5 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Cayenne has a 2.4 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Q8 (8.2 vs. 5.8 inches), allowing the Cayenne to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Cayenne Air Suspension’s minimum ground clearance is 2.6 inches higher than on the Q8 (8.4 vs. 5.8 inches).

Chassis Comparison

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The Porsche Cayenne may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 650 pounds less than the Audi Q8.

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 Q8 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Ergonomics Comparison

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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 Q8 does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To better shield the driver and front passenger’s vision, the Cayenne has standard dual-element sun visors that can block glare from two directions simultaneously. The Q8 doesn’t offer secondary sun visors.

Optional air conditioned front and rear seats keep the Cayenne’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Q8 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

The Cayenne’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Q8 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations Comparison

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The Porsche Cayenne outsold the Audi Q8 by over five to one during 2018.

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