Luxury SUV Specs & Features at Porsche Columbus: Porsche Cayenne S vs Audi SQ7

2023 Porsche Cayenne S vs 2023 Audi SQ7 Comparison in Columbus, OH

SUVs are becoming more popular with drivers by the day. In fact, over half the vehicles on the road today are SUVs. You may think you have to sacrifice power and performance for the size and versatility that you can find from an SUV but the new Porsche Cayenne S is here to prove that theory wrong. Making up 30% of worldwide sales at Porsche, the Cayenne has proved that you can successfully combine the reliability and fuel efficiency of an SUV with the unbridled power and excitement drivers have come to expect from Porsche. The latest Cayenne S has been refreshed for the new model year and includes a reworked front fascia with larger air intakes, restyled headlights, new tail lights, a wider tailgate, and much more. Its potent powertrain left Car and Driver describing the new Porsche Cayenne S as "spicy" with a "glorious V8 engine performance." At Porsche Columbus, we believe the latest Cayenne S SUV will check all your boxes but we also want you to see the proof of why it's the best mid-size family-oriented vehicle for you by comparing it below to one of its rivals, the new Audi SQ7. When you're done reading, stop by our showroom to see the exciting new Cayenne S for yourself.

Two white Cayenne SUVs next to each other with one showing front end and other showing rear.

The new Porsche Cayenne S vs the new Audi SQ7: Design & Exterior Features

The new Cayenne S offers standard 20-inch wheels with the option to upgrade to sportier 21- or 22-inch wheels while the new SQ7 only has a 21-inch wheel option. Both SUVs offer an available panoramic roof system for a more airy, open feel but you'll only find available roof rails on the Cayenne S, offering extra cargo room for your weekend excursions. The new Cayenne S offers restyled Matrix-design LED headlights as standard fare, just like the SQ7, but the Cayenne S is the only SUV here that takes it up a notch with available HD matrix-design LED headlights. An available heated windshield is exclusive to the Cayenne S and not found on the new SQ7.


Close up of white front seats showing panoramic roof system in new Porsche Cayenne S.

The new Porsche Cayenne S vs the new Audi SQ7: Comfort & Technology

When you slip into the cabin of the new Cayenne S, you're immediately surrounded by the utmost in luxury and comfort. Available adaptive 18-way sports seats are exclusive to the Cayenne S while both the Cayenne S and the SQ7 offer standard heated front seats and available heated rear seats as well as ventilated front and rear seats. Massage functions for the front seats are only available on the Cayenne S. A heated GT sport steering wheel is also optionally available on the Cayenne S. Both the Cayenne S and the SQ7 keep you easily connected with standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. You'll find a 12.3-inch touchscreen display in the Cayenne S and an exclusive 10.0-inch screen for the passenger. The SQ7 does not offer this amazing feature.

White Porsche Cayenne S zipping down dirt road by a volcano.

The new Porsche Cayenne S vs the new Audi SQ7: Performance

Both the new Cayenne S and the new SQ7 boast a potent V8 engine under the hood, with the SQ7 just edging out the Cayenne S in horsepower. Both SUVs are paired to an 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission but the Cayenne S offers much more in the performance department than the SQ7. Adaptive air suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management is optionally available for extra driver comfort and less wear and tear on your transmission. With the optionally available Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, the Cayenne S grips the road tighter for better cornering, a feature you won't find on the SQ7.


White Cayenne S driving through water surrounded by geysers.

The new Porsche Cayenne S vs the new Audi SQ7: Safety

Both the new Cayenne S and the new SQ7 offer a bevy of driver assist features to help keep you and your passengers safe and secure. Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Keep Assist are standard fare on both SUVs as well as the available front and rear park assist to help you safely in and out of tight parking spots. Only the Cayenne S offers the optionally available Night Vision Assist, an innovation that uses thermal imagery to alert you while driving at night if unseen obstacles such as wildlife or pedestrians are in your path.

The new Porsche Cayenne S vs the new Audi SQ7: Overall Value

When it comes to legacy, power, and luxury, no one can beat Porsche and it's most evident in the new Porsche Cayenne S SUV. With exclusive features not found on the new Audi SQ7, the Cayenne S is your perfect blend of a family-friendly SUV and heartstopping power as well as the ultimate in comfort. To read about this exciting machine is all well and good but the best way to see if the new Cayenne S checks all your boxes is to take a test drive. Contact Porsche Columbus today to get on our books and experience what Porsche power really is.

Feature 2023 Porsche Cayenne S 2023 Audi SQ7
Standard MSRP* $90,900 $90,200
Max Horsepower 434 500
0-60 MPH 4.9 Seconds 4.3 Seconds
Top Track Speed 164 MPH 155 MPH
Transmission 8-speed PDK 8-speed Tiptronic
Standard Wheels 19-inch Cayenne Design 21-inch 5-twin-spoke-V-design
Standard Headlights LED Matrix-design LED
Adaptive Sports Seats Plus Available Unavailable
Wireless Apple CarPlay® Standard Standard
Auto-dimming Exterior Side Mirrors Standard Standard

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price..

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