2020 Audi e-tron Sportback vs. 2020 Porsche Cayenne

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Safety

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The e-tron Sportback’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Cayenne doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Both the e-tron Sportback and Cayenne have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The e-tron Sportback has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Cayenne’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

Both the e-tron Sportback and the Cayenne have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, post-collision automatic braking systems, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available four-wheel drive and night vision systems.

Warranty

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There are over 58 percent more Audi dealers than there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the e-tron Sportback’s warranty.

Engine

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The e-tron Sportback’s electric motors produce 67 more horsepower (402 vs. 335) and 158 lbs.-ft. more torque (490 vs. 332) than the Cayenne’s standard 3.0 turbo V6. The e-tron Sportback’s electric motors produce 84 lbs.-ft. more torque (490 vs. 406) than the Cayenne S’ standard 2.9 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the e-tron Sportback gets better fuel mileage than the Cayenne E-Hybrid running on electricity (76 city/78 hwy vs. 46 city/46 hwy MPGe).

The e-tron Sportback’s maximum EPA estimated driving range is 204 miles on a full charge. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid can only travel about 31 miles before it has to start its internal combustion engine.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Audi e-tron Sportback higher (10 out of 10) than the Porsche Cayenne (3 to 5). This means the e-tron Sportback produces up to 36.3 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Cayenne every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the e-tron Sportback’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Cayenne:

e-tron Sportback

Cayenne

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

13 inches

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The e-tron Sportback has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Cayenne doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Tires and Wheels

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The e-tron Sportback’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Cayenne’s standard 55 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the e-tron Sportback has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Cayenne.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the e-tron Sportback uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Cayenne, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

Chassis

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The design of the Audi e-tron Sportback amounts to more than styling. The e-tron Sportback has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .25 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Cayenne (.34 to .35) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the e-tron Sportback get better fuel mileage.

Cargo Capacity

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Pressing a switch automatically lowers the e-tron Sportback’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Cayenne doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics

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The e-tron Sportback has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Cayenne doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The e-tron Sportback’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the Cayenne.

If the windows are left open on the e-tron Sportback the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Cayenne can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the e-tron Sportback has standard extendable sun visors. The Cayenne doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi e-tron Sportback has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Cayenne doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

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