Porsche Macan Turbo Vs Audi SQ5 Rev Battle Is Tough To Call

When it comes to straight line performance, the Porsche Macan Turbo definitely holds all the bragging rights in the face of its Audi SQ5 rival. But which one makes more of a racket?

Their engines aren’t all that different. Both of these fast compact premium SUVs have petrol-powered V6 units, although the 3.6-liter twin turbo one in the Macan is good for 400 PS (394 HP), whereas the SQ5’s 3.0-liter TFSI is rated at 354 PS (350 HP).

At idle, both cars produce a nice low rumble, though nothing spectacular – just enough to let you know you’re not listening to the base models.

Get more lively with the throttle and the Macan Turbo will growl a little more heavily than the SQ5, letting off a few crackles, but otherwise the soundtracks can be described as comparable.

They even sound alike on the move, although if this was a performance comparison, the Porsche would clearly ace it thanks to its faster acceleration and higher top speed.


  • Antonio

    Macan everyday…. no doubt…

    • Moveon Libtards

      It should since it is a fluffed up Audi.

  • Central Lifestyle

    The Porsche sounds better than the Audi, by far.

  • Easy, It’s the Macan. This is afterall one of those benchmark cars for the upcoming DBX.

  • GobbleUp

    Battle of the weak video.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Lol so true.

  • Moveon Libtards

    Except they are the SAME car with a few tweaks here and there. Suburbia lease specials. Both sound weak.

  • TheBelltower

    I’ll take the one that doesn’t have the plastic fake exhaust tips.

    • nauticalone

      My thoughts exactly!

  • europeon

    What a shit video and article. It has ZERO useful information.

    Anyway, this kind of car is full of compromises, I don’t see the point in having a higher performance/luxury version for something so utilitarian and mundane, so I’ll take the Audi all day long. It’s cheaper to run and to own, and on the road (cause if you think this is for offroad of track usage, you’re mental) it’s all that you need.

    Well, I won’t take the Audi or the Porsche either, because I’m simply not interested in this kind of “SUV”.

    • javier

      really? i think the small, fast relatively low suv is the ultimate vehicle to have in northern climes if you only can have one

      • europeon

        I understand the point of a high performance SUV (I myself had some unholy thoughts about one at some point), but I don’t see the point of such a small one.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Would that be because they’re essentially the same vehicle?

  • smartacus

    Macan was originally supposed to get AUDI’s Quattro AWD
    but they quickly realized they need to deep six that idea.
    so Porsche actually developed a better solution.
    (i know; it’s almost sacrilegious to say AUDI’s Quattro was not good enough)

  • Six_Tymes

    Audi with its Fake exhaust tips, pffttt. that is dumbest design detail seen in years.

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