2019 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2019 Porsche Macan: Worth the Upgrade?

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Cayenne vs. Macan: Which Porsche SUV Is Best for You?

Two decades ago, Porsche’s plan to begin making sport utility vehicles provoked skepticism. Now, the two crossovers in the German automaker’s portfolio top our compact and midsize luxury SUV rankings, ahead of performance models from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW.

Fresh off a 2019 redesign, the Porsche Cayenne, our No. 2 luxury midsize SUV, remains a solid choice for families that prize luxury and performance. Meanwhile, the Cayenne’s smaller sibling, the Porsche Macan, sits atop our rankings for luxury compact SUVs. The Macan also sports a new look for 2019, though it is not fully redesigned like the Cayenne.

For buyers deciding between the two models, is the larger Cayenne worth the upgrade? Read ahead to see how the two nameplates compare based on U.S. News scoring in individual categories, from seat comfort to acceleration and handling.

(Keep in mind that we update our scores constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores in this slideshow might not match the scores in our rankings and reviews.)

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