Comparison - Porsche Cayenne GTS 2021 - vs - Audi SQ8 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
107,300
Updated: 
19 Mar 2019
$
89,000
Updated: 
26 Jul 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.70gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Dolomite Silver Metallic
#E6E6E6
Carrara White Metallic
#FFFFFF
Cashmere Beige Metallic
#A39A89
Moonlight Blue Metallic
#2B2E3D
Black
#000000
Lava Orange
#D7361C
Quartzite Grey Metallic
#656766
White
#FFFFFF
Jet Black Metallic
#000000
Mahogany Metallic
#4C3B33
Chalk
#C7C7BF
Carmine Red
#99111B
Color: 
Vicuna Beige Metallic
#F5EEE8
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313B78
Carrara White
#FFFFFF
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Galaxy Blue Metallic
#2E5363
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Night Black
#000000
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Matador Red Metallic
#803A3D
Dragon Orange Metallic
#F2A319

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Porsche spices up the 2021 Cayenne lineup with the return of the GTS model. While the company hasn't announced changes for the rest of the lineup, we now know that the GTS will have a 460-hp twin-turbo V-8. Along with more desirable standard features, it'll also benefit from a lowered suspension and other performance hardware. The 2021 GTS is the top-of-the-line version of the regular Cayenne, but it's just as much a gateway to the high-powered Turbo variants (reviewed separately).

Pros
Sensational powertrains,
sports-car DNA,
can tow 7700 pounds.

Cons
Ride can be stiff,
limited cubby storage,
custom options can add up.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The GTS returns, powered by a 453-horsepower turbocharged V8.

Pros
Truly impressive handling for a crossover SUV
Wide selection of powerful engines
Exquisite interior and build quality
Plenty of customization options

Cons
Quite a few features that should be standard at this price are optional
Gloss-black interior panels can quickly look dirty
Poor rear visibility
Climate control fans are weak at low speeds and noisy at high

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid has a score of 9.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent handling
Lots of power
Posh interior
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Short on cargo space
High base price

By: 
usnews.com

The Audi SQ8 adds a heady dose of diesel performance to the regular Q8's style-led form, creating a compelling new variant in the Audi Sport range.

Pros
Enticing low rpm performance
Impressive dynamics for the size
Comfortable and quiet as a family SUV...
But able to transform itself when asked to angry-up

Cons
Not different enough from a cheaper Q8 inside
Minor wind noise interruption at highway speeds
Hides its size well on the open road, but not on city streets

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The SQ8 is new for 2020.Kicks off the first SQ8 generation.

Pros
Twin-turbo 500-hp V8 moves the SQ8 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
48-volt hybrid system provides added acceleration from a standstill

Cons
Less practical than the related Q7
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

Put simply, the Audi SQ8 is one of the fastest diesel-powered SUV in the world and can be had with loads of high-tech kit. Sadly, lots of these features are reserved for top-spec Vorsprung cars.

Pros
Sports-car fast
Posh and spacious interior
Plenty of infotainment tech

Cons
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q8 50TDI makes more sense
Petrol-powered alternatives are more dramatic

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
4.00L
Torque: 
457ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
568ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
453hp
at 6 000rpm
500hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.00in
196.60in
Width: 
78.10in
78.50in
Height: 
65.50in
67.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.00in
Wheel Base: 
114.00in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.30cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.20cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
26.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4954.00lbs
5324.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Sport Front Seats
Height adjustable driver seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
150 Watts Stereo Output
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
730 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 11.0 In.
21 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Multi-Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
SportDesign Package In Carbon Fiber
Assistance Package
Premium Package
SportDesign Package In High Gloss Black
14-Way Power Seats W/Memory Package
Smoking Package
Premium Package Plus
18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats W/Memory Package
Driver Assistance Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
ParkAssist (Front And Rear) W/Surround View
22" Cayenne Sport Classic Wheels
Exterior Mirrors Painted In High Gloss Black
"PORSCHE" Logo On Side In Black
"PORSCHE" Logo In Satin Black And Model Designation In Exterior Color
Compass Display On Dashboard W/Porsche Off-Road Precision App
Summer Tires For 21" Wheels
"PORSCHE" Logo On Side In Red
Deletion Of "GTS" Logo On Front Doors
Fuel Cap In Aluminum Look Finish
Trailer Hitch
Door Handles In High Gloss Black
"PORSCHE" Logo In Black And Deletion Of Model Designation
22" 911 Turbo Design Wheels
Rear Wiper Trim In High Gloss Black
LED-Matrix Headlights In Black W/Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
21" Cayenne Exclusive Design Wheels In Satin Platinum
21" Cayenne Exclusive Design Wheels In Jet Black Metallic
Head-Up Display
Deletion Of Model Designation
Heated Windshield
22" Cayenne Sport Classic Wheels In High Gloss Black
Exterior Mirrors Lower Trim And Base Painted In Exterior Color
21" Cayenne Exclusive Design Wheels In High Gloss Black
Thermally And Noise Insulated Glass
Soft Close Doors
"PORSCHE" Logo On Side In Aurum
Vehicle Keys Painted And Key Pouch In Alcantara
21" Cayenne Exclusive Design Wheels In Exterior Color
21" Cayenne Turbo Wheels In Satin Platinum
SportDesign Exterior Mirror Housing In Carbon Fiber
22" Cayenne Sport Classic Wheels In Satin Platinum
21" RS Spyder Design Wheels
"PORSCHE" Logo In Satin Black And Model Designation In High Gloss Black
22" Cayenne Sport Classic Wheels In Exterior Color
Automatically Dimming Mirrors
"PORSCHE" Logo On Side In Silver
Roof Rails In High Gloss Black
Vehicle Keys Painted And Key Pouch In Leather
22" Cayenne Sport Classic Wheels In Jet Black Metallic
21" Cayenne Exclusive Design Wheels
Summer Performance Tires For 19" Wheels
21" Cayenne AeroDesign Wheels
Summer Performance Tires For 20" Wheels
LED-Headlights W/Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Deletion Of Model Logo
SportDesign Front Fascia
Wheel Center Caps W/Colored Porsche Crest
Roof Rails In High Gloss Black
22" 5 Twin-Spoke V Design Forged Wheels
DELETE Front License Plate Holder
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
22" Summer Tires
Interior Options: 
Door-Sill Guards In Black Brushed Aluminum, Illuminated
Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System
Sport Chrono Stopwatch/Compass Dial In Bordeaux Red
Deep-Pile Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber
Preparation For The Rear Seat Entertainment
Interior Trim In Deviated Leather
Interior Grab Handles In Alcantara
Interior Trim In Anthracite Chestnut W/Aluminum Inlay
Seat Heating (Front And Rear)
Illuminated Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Ambient Lighting
Seat Belts In Graphite Blue
6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
Sport Chrono Stopwatch Or Compass Dial In Chalk
Interior Trim In Red Gum
Reversible Luggage Compartment Mat W/Leather Edging And Loading Edge Protection
Carbon Fiber Floor Mats W/Deviated Leather Edging And Stitching
Owner's Manual Wallet In Carbon Fiber
Night Vision Assist
Smartphone Compartment W/Wireless Charging
Interior Trim In Textured Aluminum
Seat Belts In Slate Grey
Cargo Management System
Deviated Stitching Interior Package
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Dark Walnut
Sport Chrono Stopwatch Or Compass Dial In Carmine Red
Interior Grab Handles In Leather
Sport Chrono Stopwatch/Compass Dial In White
Porsche Crest On Headrests (Front And Rear)
Bose Surround Sound System
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Anthracite Chestnut
Center Console Armrest W/Porsche Crest
Exclusive Design Gear Selector
Interior Trim In Carbon Fiber
Fire Extinguisher
Interior Trim In Leather
Comfort Access
Seat Belts In Mojave Beige
Porsche InnoDrive W/Adaptive Cruise Control
Sport Chrono Stopwatch/Compass Dial In Mojave Beige
Steering Wheel Heating
Center Console Armrest W/Model Logo
Seat Belts In Bordeaux Red
Central Tachometer In Bordeaux Red
Interior Trim Painted In Deviating Exterior Color
Power Sunblind For Rear Side Windows
Deviated Stitching Interior Package And Deviated Leather Seat Centers
Seat Belts In Truffle Brown
Seat Belts In Cohiba Brown
Central Tachometer In Carmine Red
Seat Base In Leather (Front)
Illuminated Personalized Door-Sill Guards In Dark Silver Brushed Aluminum
Ionizer
Central Tachometer In White
Illuminated Door-Sill Guards In Carbon Fiber
Deviated Leather Seat Centers
Interior Trim In High Gloss Black
Interior Trim In Natural Olive Grey
Four-Zone Climate Control
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Red Gum
Central Tachometer In Mojave Beige
Seat Base In Leather (Front And Rear)
Seat Belts In Chalk
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel In Alcantara
Seat Heating (Front)
Massage Seat Function (Front) W/Seat Ventilation (Front And Rear)
Interior Trim Painted In Exterior Color
Sport Chrono Package
Under Door Puddle Light Projectors
Owner's Manual Wallet In Leather
Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment
PersonalizedReversible Loadspace Mat W/Leather Edging And Loading Edge Protection
Personalized Floor Mats W/Leather Edging
Massage Seat Function (Front) W/Seat Ventilation (Front)
Interior Trim In Dark Walnut
Central Tachometer In Chalk
Seat Ventilation (Front And Rear)
Seat Ventilation (Front)
Floor Mats With Leather Edging
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Slate Grey, leather
#6F6F6F
Black/Mojave Beige, leather
#B4A495
Slate Grey/Mojave Beige, leather
#473D33
Black/Bordeaux Red, leather
#904343
Black/Chalk, leather/Sueded Microfiber
#000000
Truffle Brown, premium leather
#352E28
Truffle Brown/Cohiba Brown, premium leather
#5D4334
Graphite Blue/Chalk, leather
#E0E2DD
Black, leather/sueded microfiber
#000000
Black/Carmine Red, leather/sueded microfiber
#000000
Color: 
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
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