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2021 Audi Q8 vs. 2021 Porsche Macan Review

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2021 Audi
Q8

MSRP*: $68,200
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2021 Porsche
Macan

MSRP*: $52,100 to $84,600
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MPG - City 18 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 52.9 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 248 - 434 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 4,409 lbs
Exterior Length 196.6 in 184.5 - 184.9 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 76.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.2 in
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Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Convenience
The Audi Q8 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Macan, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi Q8 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Porsche Macan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q8 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Macan.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q8 is much wider than the Porsche Macan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi Q8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche Macan.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Porsche Macan, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q8 is clearly the choice over the Porsche Macan for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q8 has a little less horsepower than the Porsche Macan.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche Macan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q8 and the Porsche Macan. The Audi Q8 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Porsche Macan.

Warranty
The Audi Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Macan.