2011 Audi
Q5 Premium Plus
vs. 2011 Porsche
Cayenne Turbo

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9.6

starting from

$43,375

Reasons to buy the Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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Quite expensive
$43,375
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Has 2 rows of seats
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Average city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
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Has a subwoofer
2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

9.2

starting from

$105,775

Reasons to buy the Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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Quite powerful
500 HP @ 6,000 RPM
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Very sporty performance
9.6 lb/hp
Cost 7.0 vs 10.0
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  • The best price we've seen is $62,400 cheaper (2.4x less), $43,375 vs $105,775
  • Gets 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 15 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
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  • Almost the same
Performance 10.0 vs 9.0
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  • Almost the same, Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Around 90% more powerful, 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • The Cayenne Turbo's power-to-weight ratio is around 40% better, providing a sportier ride, 9.6 lb/hp vs 15.9 lb/hp
Entertainment System 9.3 vs 10.0
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  • The Q5 Premium Plus's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Q5 Premium Plus's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • The Cayenne Turbo's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Q5 Premium Plus
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both cars have phenomenal cornering abilities
  • The Cayenne Turbo has lightning fast acceleration, and the Q5 Premium Plus isn't bad, either
  • The Cayenne Turbo has extraordinary brakes, and the Q5 Premium Plus is pretty good, too
Overall 9.2 vs 9.6

Cost

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Cayenne Turbo
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MSRP $105,775 vs $43,375 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 18 mpg The Q5 Premium Plus has OK city mileage, while the Cayenne Turbo is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

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Cayenne Turbo
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Cayenne Turbo; not available on the Q5 Premium Plus
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Performance

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Cayenne Turbo
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Horsepower 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Cayenne Turbo is very powerful, while the Q5 Premium Plus is only of average power
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Number of gears 8 vs 6 Both have more gears, but the Cayenne Turbo in particular has a wide number
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The Cayenne Turbo's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 9.6 lb/hp vs 15.9 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the Cayenne Turbo in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.1 ft vs 38.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

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Cayenne Turbo
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Number of speakers 13 vs 10 Both have more speakers, but the Cayenne Turbo in particular has a large number
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Q5 Premium Plus's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Cayenne Turbo does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Q5 Premium Plus has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Cayenne Turbo; no amount of money can buy it on the Q5 Premium Plus

Safety Features

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Cayenne Turbo
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Cayenne Turbo
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

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Cayenne Turbo
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 60.2 ft3 vs 57.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats Unknown vs 52.2 ft3
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Base payload capacity 1598 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Cayenne Turbo's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Q5 Premium Plus
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The Q5 Premium Plus has a good number of cupholders, but the Cayenne Turbo does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Cayenne Turbo
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0-60 mph 4.4 seconds vs 7.1 seconds The Cayenne Turbo has lightning fast acceleration, and the Q5 Premium Plus isn't bad, either
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Braking distance at 60mph 113 ft vs 130 ft The Cayenne Turbo has extraordinary brakes, and the Q5 Premium Plus is pretty good, too
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1/4 mile Unknown vs 15.5 s @ 93 mph
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Lateral acceleration 0.91 g vs 0.85 g Both cars have phenomenal cornering abilities
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Top speed 172 mph vs Unknown

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