When drivers visit our Porsche dealership near Manchester, NH, more often than not, they’re looking for a vehicle that offers spectacular performance; and at Porsche Nashua, we stand to deliver. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne is certainly one of our top performers, but we’ve heard a lot about the performance of the 2020 INFINITI QX60 as well.

 

Porsche Cayenne vs INFINITI QX60

There is more to performance than just the size of the engine. Other factors like the type of transmission, and how the engine is tuned can all play a huge role in how the vehicle performs when put to pavement. This fact is a huge deal when comparing vehicles like the 2020 INFINITI QX60 and the 2020 Porsche Cayenne.

 

The 2020 INFINITI QX60 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that uses a clunky CVT to put out 295 horsepower and 270 lb-ft worth of torque. This base, and only engine, for the INFINITI QX60 would have faired much better had it been paired with a more nimble transmission. Unfortunately, the INFINITI QX60 gets bogged down with some sluggish gear shifting. While the all-wheel drivetrain does improve things by a margin, a front-wheel drivetrain is standard, so you’ll have to pay extra to get a better ride.

 

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne, on the other hand, doesn’t waste any time with lesser than powertrains. The base model starts with a 2.9-liter V6 engine that delivers 335 horsepower right out of the gate, and already makes for a more thrilling ride thanks to the 8-speed automatic transmission which is standard. Things can be bumped up a notch too when you consider the available 434-horsepower twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that can leap from 0 to 60 in as little as 4.2 seconds. And sitting as king of the hill in powertrains in the Porsche Cayenne is a 541 horsepower twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that breaks all records in terms of speed.

Buying the 2020 Porsche Cayenne

So, it’s easy to see that between the new Porsche Cayenne and the INFINITI QX60, the Porsche SUV is clearly the better performer. You can experience the sheer speed of the Porsche Cayenne firsthand when you visit Porsche Nashua, one of the leading luxury performance car retailers in the area.