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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2021 Porsche Macan Review

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2021 BMW
X5

MSRP*: $59,400 to $82,800
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2021 Porsche
Macan

MSRP*: $52,100 to $84,600
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MPG - City 16 - 21 MPG 17 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.3 ft3 52.9 ft3
Engine Inline-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 523 hp 248 - 434 hp
Towing Capacity 7,200 lbs 4,409 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 184.5 - 184.9 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 76.2 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 40.7 - 40.8 in
Rear 38.7 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
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Porsche Macan.

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 BMW X5 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 BMW X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Macan.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 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 BMW X5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche Macan.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Porsche Macan, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Porsche Macan for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Porsche Macan.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche Macan.

Utility
The BMW X5 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Macan, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the BMW X5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche Macan.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Macan.