Porsche Macan vs Porsche Cayenne: practicality

They're two of the most desirable SUVs on sale, but which of these sporty and luxurious models is the better buy?...

Porsche Macan S rear seats

Space and practicality

Front space, rear space, seating flexibility, boot

Despite its sleek silhouette, the Macan doesn’t feel a whole lot smaller than the Cayenne up front; both offer enough head and leg room even for tall occupants.

However, it’s rather different in the back. Head and leg room are more restricted in the Macan, and anyone over six feet tall will find their knees brushing the back of the seat in front. Two larger adults will be absolutely fine in the back of the Cayenne, while three can fit easily enough, whereas they’ll find it a squeeze in the Macan.

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid rear seats

Although the Cayenne’s boot is broader and longer than the Macan’s, it’s much shallower, due to the battery under the floor. As a result, it can hold only seven carry-on suitcases, whereas the Macan can take eight.

Both have handy 40/20/40-split rear seatbacks, though. And in both those seatbacks lie almost flat, with no step up from the boot floor.


Boot space

Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan S boot

Boot 500-1500 litres Suitcases 8


Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid boot

Boot 645-1610 litres Suitcases 7


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