2021 Porsche Cayenne S vs 2021 Audi SQ7 Comparison in Columbus, OH

If you're not familiar with the Porsche Cayenne and it's models, the 2021 Cayenne S is an upgraded version of the luxury SUV with more performance, more standard features, and more luxurious amenities. It's an impressive luxury SUV model, but how does it compare to other models of it's kind?

That's what we're going to show in our comparison of the 2021 Cayenne S and 2021 Audi SQ7. We'll go over all the important features and specifications of both models so drivers can get a clear picture of the value that both models bring to the table. Keep reading to see which luxury SUV is the right one for you.

rear and side profile of 2021 porsche cayenne s

2021 Porsche Cayenne S VS 2021 Audi SQ7: Exterior/Interior

There are some basic differences between these models that are worth mentioning. For one, the 2021 SQ7 is a larger SUV, able to seat seven passengers compared to the 2021 Cayenne S and its five-passenger capacity. But, the 2021 Cayenne S still offers a luxurious interior replete with standard amenities like leather seats and available front massage seats for a more relaxing commute. Plus, the 2021 Cayenne S has nearly double the standard cargo space, 27.2 cubic feet versus 14.2 cubic feet, than the 2021 SQ7. If luxury and space are on your checklist, you can't do better than the 2021 Cayenne S.


profile of driver's cockpit of 2021 porsche cayenne s including steering wheel and infotainment system

2021 Porsche Cayenne S VS 2021 Audi SQ7: Technology

It wouldn't be a Porsche if it didn't come with the latest infotainment technology, and the 2021 Cayenne S doesn't disappoint. Both the Cayenne S and the SQ7 offer smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ as standard fare, but only the 2021 Cayenne S comes with a standard mobile internet connection for drivers and passengers. Other infotainment features standard on the 2021 Cayenne S include Bluetooth® connectivity and available wireless charging. While the 2021 SQ7 offers a high-end audio system, only the 2021 Cayenne S gives you the available option of a 21-speaker sound system from either Bose® or Burmester® for an unforgettable musical experience.

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2021 Porsche Cayenne S VS 2021 Audi SQ7: Performance

The 2021 Audi SQ7 may generate more horsepower than the 2021 Cayenne S, 500 versus 434, but what's important is how Porsche enhances that power to its utmost capability. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus uses precise application of brakes on the rear wheels along with an electronically regulated rear differential lock for more stability, traction, and agility at top speeds. And, there's the active all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management that can adjust to off-road terrain like mud or gravel so the 2021 Cayenne S is in control and ready no matter where you take it.


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2021 Porsche Cayenne S VS 2021 Audi SQ7: Driver Assistance

Safety is about more than just crash-test ratings and steel frames, it's also driver-assist technology that helps prevent accidents and collisions. Both the 2021 Cayenne S and the 2021 SQ7 offer a vast array of features including Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning. But only the 2021 Cayenne S offers the innovative Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, a feature that includes LED cornering lights that can deactivate parts of the main headlamp beams to avoid blinding oncoming traffic. This is something you just can't find on the 2021 SQ7.

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2021 Porsche Cayenne S VS 2021 Audi SQ7: Price & Value

Finally, we come to the price and overall value that both of these impressive luxury SUV models offer. The 2021 Cayenne S has an affordable starting MSRP* of $86,800 while the 2021 SQ7 starts at $85,000. But, when you consider all of the standard features not offered by the SQ7, not to mention the one-of-a-kind Porsche design and feel of the 2021 Cayenne S, there's no doubt which model has the superior value to offer drivers.

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2021 Porsche Cayenne S2021 Audi SQ7
$86,800Starting MSRP*$85,000
434 HP / 405 lb-ftMax Performance Output (Horsepower / Torque)500 HP / 568 lb-ft
164 MPHTop Speed130 MPH
7,700 lbs.Max Towing Capacity7,700 lbs.
All-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainAll-Wheel Drive
StandardApple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™Standard
StandardBluetooth® Phone CompatibilityStandard
StandardInternet HotspotAvailable
AvailableHead-Up DisplayAvailable
AvailableRemote Park AssistNot Available

*The Total Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) shown excludes taxes, title, registration, other optional or regionally required equipment, and dealer charges. The price and availability of Individually Commissioned Equipment (CXX) can be determined only after review and analysis by the manufacturer. Actual selling prices are set by dealers and may vary.