2024 Porsche Cayenne vs. Macan Model Comparison

Porsche Cayenne vs. Macan – 2024 Model Comparison Side-by-Side

Porsche changed the world of SUVs when the Cayenne first debuted, proving that a functional and versatile offroader could be imbued with Porsche’s legendary sports car prowess to make something truly exceptional. Porsche has since added a second SUV to the lineup, and with it being just as capable and performance-oriented, it might not be obvious what the differences between the two models are. Porsche of The Village put together this guide to help you sort out which of these two is right for you.

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2024 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Macan Porsche Cayenne
2023 Porsche Macan VS 2024 Porsche Cayenne
$60,900 Starting MSRP $79,200
2.0-Liter Turbocharged I-4 ✓ Base Engine 3.0-Liter Turbocharged V6
261 ✓ Horsepower 348
295 ✓ Torque 368
6.0 seconds ✓ 0 – 60 Time 5.7 seconds
7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung ✓ Transmission 8-Speed Tiptronic S
17 gallons ✓ Fuel Tank Size 23.7 gallons
4,151 lbs ✓ Curb Weight 4,678 lbs
186.1 inches ✓ Exterior Length 194.1 inches
63.8 inches ✓ Exterior Body Height 66.8 inches
52.9 cubic feet ✓ Maximum Cargo Volume 60.3 cubic feet
5 ✓ Seating Capacity 5
Standard ✓ Navigation System Standard
Front and Rear ✓ Parking Sensors Front and Rear


Porsche Macan
Porsche Cayenne

While both of these SUVs put a huge emphasis on performance, they take a slightly different approach to it. The smaller Macan also has a smaller engine, a 2-liter 4-cylinder that puts out 261 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. But since the Macan is also lighter, this is enough power to propel it to 60 mph in 6 seconds, just 3-tenths of a second slower than the Cayenne.

The Cayenne, on the other hand, goes with a bigger 3-liter V6, producing 348 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. This extra power pushes the Cayenne to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, a bit more grunt for the bigger of the two SUVs.

Dimensions & Standard Features

Porsche Macan Interior
Porsche Cayenne Interior

Size is probably the biggest factor that differentiates these two models, which comes with advantages for both. With its bigger cargo capacity and notably large fuel tank, the Cayenne is well suited to longer drives, high-speed highway cruising and road trips are where it’s at home. Meanwhile, the Macan is made for city life. The smaller size is better for narrow streets and the kind of tight maneuvering needed to park in basically any downtown area, although both models do come equipped with front and rear parking sensors.

Ultimately, these two are a lot more similar than they are different. And while this sometimes makes choosing between them more difficult, it does also mean that you’ll be getting an incredible vehicle, the benchmark for performance SUVs in their respective segments, no matter which one you choose. We suggest you come by Porsche of The Village so that you can see these two for yourself, and our friendly and knowledgeable team can help you pick out the one that’s right for you.