Luxury SUV Comparison: 2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Audi SQ5

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Audi SQ5 Comparison in Columbus, OH

There's a lot of time-consuming research to be done when you're ready to find a new daily driver. Deciding which features you want most, what size vehicle are you looking for, and how much power do you require? A spacious, luxury SUV can be your ideal choice, especially when that SUV is the 2023 Porsche Macan. An exciting vehicle that combines the fuel-efficiency and space of an SUV with the power and maneuverability that you've come to expect from Porsche, you'll be reminded why you love driving every time you slip behind the wheel. With a roomy interior, the latest in connectivity, and a potent inline-4 engine under the hood, you'll soon see why Car and Driver not only rated it a perfect 10/10 and named the 2023 Macan to their 10 Best and Editors' Choice lists, they called this luxury vehicle "one of their favorite SUVs." All of that may sound convincing, but at Porsche Columbus, we want you to have all the information at your fingertips before making your final decision. In the interest of transparency, we've put together this comprehensive comparison page so you can see just how the 2023 Macan stacks up against the competition, like its rival, the 2023 Audi SQ5. And when you're done reading, we invite you to stop by our Porsche Columbus showroom to see the impressive Macan for yourself.

Top down view of orange 2023 Porsche Macan with sunroof

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Audi SQ5: Design & Exterior Features

The 2023 Macan comes standard with 19-inch wheels and all-season tires while the 2023 SQ5 offers 20-inch wheels and summer tires. LED headlights are standard on both SUVs but only the Macan gives you the option of upgrading to clear LED taillights. Both vehicles offer an optional panoramic roof system, while roof rails and thermally and noise insulated front and rear glass are available on the Macan. Standard side skirts and a front fascia add exclusive flair to the Macan, features not found on the SQ5. Other amenities you'll only find on the Macan include standard privacy glass and the available heated windshield to help get you going faster during those frosty winter mornings.


Close-up of gear shift inside 2023 Porsche Macan

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Audi SQ5: Comfort & Technology

Both the 2023 Macan and the SQ5 seat 5 and are very comparable when it comes to passenger volume and cargo volume, with only 1 cubic foot separating the two when it comes to maximum space behind the front seat. Both SUVs boast standard heated front seats and a three-zone climate control, but you'll only find heated rear seats and ventilated front seats in the Macan for the utmost in luxury and comfort. Staying connected is easy in both vehicles, with the Macan offering the standard Porsche Communication Management system and the MMI infotainment system standard in the SQ5. Both offer Apple CarPlay® for convenient access to your favorite apps. Navigation is standard fare on the Macan and available on higher trim levels of the SQ5. Wireless charging and voice control are exclusive features only found on the Macan.

Long shot from above of orange 2023 Porsche Macan on city street

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Audi SQ5: Performance

The 2023 Macan offers a potent 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 engine under the hood that produces a solid 261 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque while the 2023 SQ5 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and makes 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. You'll find a standard 7-speed PDK automatic on the Macan and an 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic on the SQ5. Both offer standard all-wheel drive for better traction and balance and while both can handle towing up to 4,400 lbs, the Macan's maximum towing capacity is actually 4,409 so you can add more when you choose Porsche. Only on the Macan will you find available adaptive air suspension and the Porsche torque vectoring plus.


Close-up of display showing reversing camera in 2023 Porsche Macan

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Audi SQ5: Safety

Choosing an SUV means better all-around safety features to keep your family safe and the 2023 Macan is the perfect example. While both the Macan and the 2023 SQ5 offer standard Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning, front and rear Park Assist is only standard on the Macan, which means you'll be paying more to climb trim levels of the SQ5 for that feature. Lane Change Alert and Lane Keep Assist are both available only on the Macan, as well as the innovative Self-steering Park Assist so you can let your SUV park itself.

2023 Porsche Macan vs 2023 Audi SQ5: Overall Value

When it comes time to commit yourself to leasing or purchasing a new luxury SUV, the 2023 Porsche Macan offers better value than the 2023 Audi SQ5, with more standard safety features, more high-end comfort features, and the latest in technology and connectivity. To see this award-winning premium SUV for yourself, call or contact our expert sales staff online to schedule a test drive. When you come into Porsche Columbus, our team is always available to answer any questions. Stop by today; we can't wait to get you behind the wheel of a new Porsche SUV.

Feature 2023 Porsche Macan 2023 Audi SQ5
MSRP* $60,900 $56,500
Max Horsepower 261 349
Standard Transmission 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Automatic 8-Speed Tiptronic® Automatic
Max Towing Capacity 4,409 lbs 4,400 lbs
Cargo Volume 17.2 Cubic Feet / 53.0 Cubic Feet 25.8 Cubic Feet / 54.0 Cubic Feet
Panoramic Roof System Optional Optional
Ventilated Front Seats Optional Not Available
Standard Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4 3.0L turbocharged TFSI® 6-Cylinder
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.1 Gallons 18.5 Gallons
Standard Headlights LED w/ Porsche Dynamic Lighting System LED w/ DRL Signature

*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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