If you always dreamed of owning a Porsche vehicle but adulthood caught up to you sooner than you realized, rejoice. There’s more to the company’s vehicles than the Porsche 718 and Porsche 911 models — which, fun though they are, aren’t anyone’s idea of family cars. Porsche Nashua doesn’t leave families out in the cold. Far from it; as you’ve got the choice of two great Porsche SUVs: the 2019 Porsche Cayenne and the upcoming 2019 Porsche Macan.

If we’re comparing across brands, we’d normally compare things like torque, horsepower, and curb weight that determine how two vehicles compare to one another. In this case, it’s not necessary; both vehicles are built by Porsche AG to exacting standards, and each handles exactly as you’d expect a vehicle wearing a Porsche badge to handle. So let’s look at some factors that could make more of a difference to families.

2019 Porsche Cayenne

Seating Capacity: 5

Cargo Volume: 27.1- 60.3 cubic feet

Max Towing Capability: 7,700 lbs.

2019 Porsche Macan

Seating Capacity: 5

Cargo Volume: 17.7 – 53 cubic feet

Towing Capability: 4,409 lbs.

Each comes equipped with Porsche PCM infotainment, Porsche Connect app support that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay® (but not Android Auto®), and active safety features that include a reversing camera, ParkAssist, lane departure warning, Surround View, and anti-theft protection.

The Verdict

We could give you a definitive pick one way or the other. We could give you still more specifications. We could even quote from each vehicle’s glowing reviews, which are legion. But the specs that matter most are the ones you find most useful. The verdict that matters isn’t ours, but yours. That’s why the Porsche Nashua team invites you to our showroom at 170 Main Dunstable Rd.