Last post on Apr 12, 2012 at 8:21 AM
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Porsche Cayenne, Acura MDX, BMW X5, Car Comparisons, SUV
#18 of 57 Re: MDX ftw [blckislandguy]
May 20, 2009 (8:26 pm)
Not having the business deduction, I would opt for the wannabe Cayenne from VW. With the TDI it will get 30 MPG on the highway and not be subject to a bunch of gas guzzler regs. They are the same chassis, though I am sure the Porsche has much refinement not found in the Touareg. As far as the MDX, I tried one and do not think it should be in the same garage as any of the others mentioned. Worst seats of all the SUVs I test drove before buying the current Sequoia. X5 seats were not much better. Though you cannot compare the 150 less ft lbs of torque in the MDX to the X5 diesel. Makes highway cruising a dream. Whatever you do it should be in the next couple years, as we may be seeing the last of decent sized SUVs.
#19 of 57 Cayenne X5 MDX RRS
Jul 09, 2009 (10:45 am)
I'm glad I read these posts. Thank you all for your input and advice. I'm in the process of deciding on either the Cayenne S, X5 4.8, MDX, or Range Rover Sport. I drove them all. The Cayenne S (385 hp) is the fastest and I think (because I love music) has the best stereo system out of any. I just loved the pick up on the S and the handling (took on ramp to highway at about 60 - reminds me of my 911 i used to have). Handling was awesome. I do like the other cars as well and there's a bunch of deals going on right now. 1.9% from porsche, 2.9% bmw (5.9% deisel), i think i saw 0.9% for the range rover sport, and i think 2.9%
#20 of 57 Re: Cayenne X5 MDX RRS [jcchevy]
Jul 09, 2009 (11:42 pm)
Range Rover are the worst rated adn worst reliability. if you can afford a cayenne S then id say go with that and since you seemed to like it best and had a porsche before.
the interior is a little bland but its probably the nicest styling of the bunch.
the MDX is the best rated and most reliable, best resale value and best overall. but its the safe pick with avg styling which is decent but not exciting like the cayenne.
also the price of the cayenne S and x5 4.8 is a huge jump above the mdx. of course they beat it but is the huge jump in price worth 85 more hp for instance? prob not. more fair to compare base cayene and x5 3.0 to the mdx. and the mdx still would beat them for value to price.
but again if your looking for passion and status and all that then cayenne s or x5 which id go for the cayenne cus noone really looks at an x5 as that much fancier then an mdx anyway if at all.
#21 of 57 Re: hook up the MDX [polarsand]
Jul 10, 2009 (2:59 pm)
Agreed. I bought the Gunmetal Grey MDX Sport with sport running boards/front and rear lower garnish/roof rails and fender garnish. It's sharp and I get a lot of complements on it. Thought about the 19" rims, but I blew the extra 3 grand on my birthday in Vegas instead...oh the memories!
Besides, there's a quiet cool about the MDX. Drivewise, it does every thing very well or great; no mediocrity here. It's a vehicle for you, not your audience; though they do seem to appreciate it. Plenty masculine for me...then again, I'm not insecure.
#22 of 57 Re: MDX ftw [x5killer]
Aug 01, 2009 (5:48 pm)
"I see tons of soccer moms in BMW X5's and Porsche Cayennes. yes they are country club soccer moms but honestly the soccer mom arguement is bs at this point because both of those suv are more feminine and driven by women."
Really? More X5s are driven by women? Would you care to substantiate that claim? What are BMW's sales demographics for the X5? (Count this as a rhetorical question since I'm sure you don't know the answers.)
I live in the wealthiest county in the country, according to the U.S. Census, and 2 more of the top five wealthiest counties are right next door. Drive by a public or private school at the end of the day and you'll see a long boring look-alike line of Lexus RX and MDX waiting for the kids. They are mini-van grocery-getter vehicles around here. I would no sooner own an MDX than I would buy a Chrysler mini-van.
It's funny how right next to this posting window are the customer satisfaction surveys that rate the X5 significantly higher than the MDX.
#23 of 57 Cayenne - Winner No Contest
Aug 10, 2009 (1:00 pm)
As a female driver, who has owned both an Acura MDX and a Cayenne -
I can say that with out a doubt the Cayenne is a finer machine.
Traded the MDX for a 2006 Cayenne, which I loved...
Spouse has a new MDX, which does not compare in comfort, style or driving to my now "totaled" Cayenne - I was rear ended by large truck running almost 60mph, pushed almost 200 ft into another vehichle.... so I also consider the Cayenne to be superior in safety!
I'm looking for a new Cayenne, even after driving many SUV's that would be considered comparable... I can say with out a doubt - Nothing I have driven is in the same class as the Cayenne.
#24 of 57 Re: Cayenne - Winner No Contest [dixsea]
Aug 12, 2009 (8:42 pm)
May I suggest you taking a look at the X6, I know there are lots of people who hate the x6 but if you're looking at safety and a solid ride, I think its 1 up on the cayenne.
#25 of 57 Re: Cayenne - Winner No Contest [bmlexus]
Aug 13, 2009 (2:01 pm)
Thank you, will check it out...
#26 of 57 Re: MDX ftw [anon3]
Aug 25, 2009 (5:05 pm)
Alright anon3.....what kind of country's rich counties you live in...malibu beach or what,,,,,huh?? I live in Kirkland, WA in King county & its most expensive part of Seatte area to live in. I saw your posting few weeks back. Now get ready for some numbers. I drive about 14 miles each way to work...I have so far seen about 23 BMW X5s & about 19 of them were being driven by women, saw a couple at local Safeway for groceries, one at a local paint store by a lady again. Saw about 32 MDXs, 17 by women, rest by males, didn't bother to worry about Cayenne or Lexus. Now that doesn't mean these numbers mean anything or stand a justification, but just an example for you. Your point is BMW'a more of a man's car, that's just an illiterate statement. Do you think women don't drive X5? or do you think only women drive MDX? Or do you think all the guys who buy MDX or X5 don't have wives & so they can't drive their family SUV to school, or groceries??? Truth is these SUVs are mostly owned by families & anybody in the family can drive, is that right or you wouldn't let your wife drive your X5 (if you even have one)?? Have you ever heard that a single lady bought an MDX or X5 or even a single mom living on her own bought an MDX or X5?? These are two good family SUVs. Regarding comparisons with other SUVs, see us news ranking which has MDX on number one & X5 on 10 plus for last couple of years including 2010. And I drive an Audi S4, a V8 340 hp, 2008 MDX sports, sold an X5 last year for an MDX & yes I know sporty rides & SUVs, MDX is much better than X5. BMW's sale demographis, where do you get that from?? Now I won't say unlike other people that I have owned 15 X5s, 12 MDXs etc etc. People should think smart before making statements & yes please consider Chrysler mini-van.
#27 of 57 Re: Cayenne - Winner No Contest [bmlexus]
Sep 02, 2009 (10:16 am)
Took your advice & drove the BMW. Also drove the Lexus, Mercedes M class and the Volvo... none of them gave me the thrill of driving that my Crushed Cayenne did.
I have purchased an Audi Q5 (sight unseen, no test drive). It was delivered Monday and I must say that I am thrilled! It may not be a Cayenne, but its an awesome drive, fun, sporty and feels like a good solid ride. I would bet that the Q7 would be a wonderful drive too!
If you haven't driven the Audi Q5 do yourself a favor and take one for a spin!