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Porsche Cayenne vs. Tesla Model X

When we compare the Porsche Cayenne to the Tesla Model X, the Porsche Cayenne has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Tesla Model X has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Porsche Cayenne versus the Tesla Model X, the Tesla Model X is a better car than the Porsche Cayenne.

Porsche Cayenne versus Tesla Model X Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Porsche Cayenne ranges from $67,993 to $139,984 while a used Tesla Model X from the same model year range is priced between $87,994 to $118,049.

Porsche Cayenne versus Tesla Model X Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Porsche Cayenne is 8.3 out of 10 while the Tesla Model X's quality rating is 9.1 out of 10. This results in the Porsche Cayenne being ranked 6 out of 21 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs and the Tesla Model X being ranked 1 out of 14 Best Electric SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Porsche Cayenne’s base engine makes 335 horsepower, and the Tesla Model X base engine makes 670 horsepower. The Cayenne is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 521 miles. The Model X is rated to deliver an average of 107 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 332 miles. The Cayenne uses premium unleaded, and the Model X uses electricity.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Porsche Cayenne has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity, while the Tesla Model X has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity.

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2023 Porsche Cayenne

2022 Tesla Model X

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$78,664 - $154,346

Used Asking Price:

$67,993 - $139,984

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$87,994 - $118,049

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

9.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 21
6 / 67
6 / 21
11 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 14
1 / 14
1 / 14
1 / 9
1 / 9

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Tesla’s Model X is a minivan/crossover-type vehicle with up to three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. It features a unique set of “Falcon” second-row doors that open up, rather than swinging out.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Roomiest Tesla available
  • Outstanding performance in upper trims
  • Class-leading range

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Few luxury features

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

Base, S, S Coupe Platinum Edition, Coupe Platinum Edition, S Coupe, Coupe, Turbo GT, GTS, GTS Coupe, Turbo Coupe, Turbo, Platinum Edition, S Platinum Edition

Trim Levels

Base, Plaid

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

335 hp @ 5300 rpm

Torque:

332 foot-lbs @ 1340 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.073 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

670 hp

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.129 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

4960 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 22 / 19

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

403 / 521 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity :

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

107 / 97 / 102

Range (city/hwy):

332 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

100 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not yet available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

Not yet available

Front Leg Room:

Not yet available

Front Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Rear Head Room:

Not yet available

Rear Leg Room:

Not yet available

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

27.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

60.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.8 inches

Cargo Space:

43.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

91.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

137.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4582 lbs

Width:

86.4 inches

Height:

66.8 inches

Length:

193.7 inches

Wheelbase:

114 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5185 lbs

Width:

89.4 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

199.1 inches

Wheelbase:

116.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/55ZR19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

265/45R20