2018 Porsche Macan vs 2018 Audi Q5

2018 Porsche Macan and 2018 Audi Q5 Side by Side

When it comes to buying a higher-end brand such as a Porsche, it is especially important to make sure that you’re making the right choice. Competition is lower than it is with some of the more entry-level vehicles, but it is fiercer than ever before. Just take the 2018 models of the Porsche Macan and the Audi Q5. Both of the luxury compact SUVs are capable of some serious performance, and deliver a level of comfort and luxury that is second to none. With a closer look at the two, however, it is clear to see that one reigns supreme.

Keep scrolling to learn more about how these two SUVs compare, or, if you’re here for the Porsche Macan and want to see what we have in stock here at Loeber Porsche, you can skip right ahead to our inventory by clicking the button below. The choice is yours.

2018 Porsche Macan


2018 Audi Q5

Four Engine Options Two
252 to 440 Horsepower 252 to 354
Yes Sport Mode No
$47,800 MSRP $41,500

Benefits of the 2018 Porsche Macan

Those familiar with the Porsche and Audi brands may already know that both fall under the Volkswagen umbrella. Seeing as they are competitors, they do have their differences, but they also do have some similarities. Many of the mechanical systems within each model are shared, and even the base engine is the same. It explains why the base output for the Macan and Q5 is tied at exactly 252 horsepower.

The good news is that the differences are found where they matter most. Take for example, the fact that the Macan has an additional two engine options, with one that comes dangerously close to surpassing the maximum output of the Q5 by almost 100 horsepower, or that the Macan offers a one-of-a-kind Sport Mode that really dials in the handling of the luxury SUV.

The differences can be seen in the numbers, but if you ask us, we think it’s as simple as taking a look at the exteriors of the SUVs. There are significant design cues that separate the Macan and that almost put the sporty sport-utility vehicle in a class of its own. You only have to look at it to know that it is more than capable of delivering the top-of-the-line performance that Porsche is famous for.

To truly understand what sets the 2018 Porsche Macan apart from the Audi Q5, we encourage you to pay us a visit here at Loeber Porsche, so that you can experience all that the Macan has to offer for yourself. You can also check out our inventory before stopping in so that you know what to expect. Regardless of when you stop in, we know that you’ll find that the Macan is absolutely the right choice.

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