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2020 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 BMW X5 Review

New 2020 Porsche Macan

2020 Porsche
Macan

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New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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MSRP*
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$50,900 to $83,600
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$59,400 to $82,800
Invoice* -- $55,740 to $77,505
MPG - City 17 - 19 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 22 - 23 22 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
With the BMW X5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Porsche Macan, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Porsche Macan is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Porsche Macan is much higher than that for the BMW X5.

Dimensions
Since the Porsche Macan is much slimmer than the BMW X5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Porsche Macan, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW X5.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Porsche Macan transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X5.

Handling
The Porsche Macan has a smaller turning radius than the BMW X5, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Porsche Macan for pulling heavy loads. The Porsche Macan has a little more horsepower than the BMW X5.

Utility
The Porsche Macan has less seating than the BMW X5, making the BMW X5 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Porsche Macan has significantly less cargo capacity than the BMW X5.

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