2018 Audi Q5 vs. 2018 Porsche Macan

Are you looking for a German-built car that offers the luxury and performance you want? As an auto buyer in Eastchester New York, you will definitely have a lot of choices and often, you will be split between choosing the 2018 Audi Q5 and the 2018 Porsche Macan. These two cars are very impressive but the Audi Q5 is better than the Porsche Macan. Find out why we are saying this through this comparison.

Design & Style

These car models are both fast and functional which makes them truly impressive in a line of SUV and sports car all rolled into one. The 2018 Porsche Macan promises to offer outstanding ergonomics and an impeccable build quality. But, it failed in one particular aspect in terms of design that is because of its thick roof pillars which gives smaller storage room for a compact SUV.

With the design and style aspect placed into consideration, the 2018 Audi Q5 is definitely a far winner over the Macan. Its minimal and tidy design complements the multiple knobs and switches that reduce clutter which is a common problem with its rivals. It is also very roomy with more than enough headroom for the driver and his passengers. It has a steady assembly which adds up to how premium it feels.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety features must be taken into account in order for you to know if you are getting the best out of your luxury car purchase. In this aspect, the Porsche Macan has its own features to share to users. It has adapted the latest interface among its brood of Porsche cars but the controls are not as user-friendly when compared to the Audi Q5. You will only be able to access the app compatible with Macan's system if you pay a monthly fee.

As for the Audi Q5, you can expect a lot of great technologies that are already standard to most if not all Audi luxury cars. The built-in tech features are undoubtedly easy to use because of the automaker. Since it comes with dual functions for its switches and buttons, the cabin has been de-cluttered. The roof pillars also make sure that the driver sees the outside at a better angle without any distraction.


The 2018 Porsche Macan comes with a dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission and is turbocharged by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine that produces up to as much as 273lb-ft of torque and 252 horsepower. The 2018 Audi Q5, on the other hand, is gifted with the same transmission as well as engine capacity as the Porsche Macan. In this aspect, the two car models are tied.

The Bottom Line

Design, performance, technology, and safety wise, it is clear that the 2018 Audi Q5 is a better choice over the 2018 Porsche Macan. The Porsche Macan may be as impressive as the Audi Q5 in the performance aspect but it will never beat the Audi Q5, all factors considered. This is why you must choose the Audi Q5.

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Want to know more about the luxury that the 2018 Audi R8 offers? You can start experiencing what it offers by coming to us at Classic Audi. We are located in Eastchester New York and we are serving the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book an Audi Q5 test drive appointment.


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