2019 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2019 BMW X5
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2019 Porsche Cayenne


2019 BMW X5
5 passengers

Standard Seating

5 passengers
335 hp


335 hp
332 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

330 lb-ft
7700 lbs.

Max Towing Capacity

6603 lbs.


The 2019 Porsche Cayenne offers Farmington Hills drivers a unique combination of dynamic styling, powerful performance, and premium luxury features. While the Cayenne and the 2019 BMW X5 both share a number of features, the Porsche has two powerful engine options, and provides better towing capacity if you’re planning on hauling a boat or camper out to Colwell Lake. Learn more in this Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5 comparison from Fred Lavery Porsche Company.

Cayenne vs. X5: Performance

The BMW X5 comes with an auto start-stop function, electronic throttle control, and Driving Dynamics Control, while the Cayenne offers rear-axle steering, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), and a choice between two turbocharged engines. See which of these crossovers will provide the better performance on Rochester Hills streets:

  • Porsche Cayenne: All models, except the Cayenne S, come with a standard 335 hp, 3.0L turbocharged engine equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger to provide maximum power. The S trim takes it up a notch with a 434 hp, 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine.
  • BMW X5: Under the hood of the X5 is a 335 hp, 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine with variable valve control and high precision direct injection.

Cayenne vs. X5: Interior

The interior of both Cayenne and X5 are designed with premium materials throughout, and include features such as Apple CarPlay™ and an optional panoramic moonroof, but the Porsche adds some choice tech features as well:

  • Porsche Cayenne: Tech highlights include a head-up display, My Porsche interface personalization, and Porsche Connect with Online Navigation with real-time traffic and more.
  • BMW X5: Some of the notable tech features include BMW TeleService, BMW Remote Services, and Bluetooth® hands-free calling.

Cayenne vs. X5: Safety

Both of these luxury crossover SUVs come with a wide range of advanced safety and driver assist systems. However, the Cayenne includes systems that help to prevent collisions on the roads in and around Bloomfield Hills.

Porsche Cayenne:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist including traffic sign recognition
  • Collision and brake assist
  • Night vision assist


  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Park distance control
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Rear-view camera
  • Rollover sensor

Test Drive the Porsche Cayenne at Fred Lavery Porsche Company

If you’re looking to upgrade your Birmingham commute with a luxury crossover that has all of the safety systems, tech features, and robust power you need, check out the Porsche Cayenne inventory here at Fred Lavery Porsche Company. Find out how much a Porsche costs, explore our new vehicle specials, and feel free to contact us to learn more about the Cayenne or any of the other dynamic models in the new Porsche lineup.


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