2020 Audi SQ5 vs. 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

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Safety

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The SQ5’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

Both the SQ5 and the Cayenne Coupe 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and its standard front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the SQ5 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 169 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Cayenne Coupe has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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There are over 59 percent more Audi dealers than there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the SQ5’s warranty.

Reliability

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From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Porsche vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Audi 4 places higher in reliability than Porsche.

Engine

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The SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6 produces 14 more horsepower (349 vs. 335) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 332) than the Cayenne Coupe’s standard 3.0 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the SQ5 gets better fuel mileage than the Cayenne Coupe with its standard engine (19 city/24 hwy vs. 19 city/23 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

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In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The SQ5 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 Coupe doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Suspension and Handling

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The SQ5’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (54.3% to 45.7%) than the Cayenne Coupe’s (55.9% to 44.1%). This gives the SQ5 more stable handling and braking.

For better maneuverability, the SQ5’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Cayenne Coupe’s (38.4 feet vs. 39.8 feet).

Chassis

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The Audi SQ5 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 1350 pounds less than the Porsche Cayenne Coupe.

The SQ5 is 10.3 inches shorter than the Cayenne Coupe, making the SQ5 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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The SQ5 has a much larger cargo volume than the Cayenne Coupe with its rear seat up (25.1 vs. 22 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the SQ5’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the SQ5 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 also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Cayenne Coupe can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the SQ5 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the SQ5 has a standard rear wiper. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the SQ5 has standard extendable sun visors. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi SQ5 Premium Plus/Prestige has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Cayenne Coupe doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

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