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Old 12-13-2010, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by pod13 View Post
Really. That's an 18 month old test. Of an X6...

Either way, the point remains that the X5, which is the subject of the thread, is ultimately less capable than the Cayenne. The Cayenne doesn't have the off-road ability, it has a more limited towing capacity and, in the case of the 2011 models, it is heavier and less agile. If none of this matters the X5 is a good choice, but as an all round SUV it is less capable than the Cayenne. That is the only point I'm making. Whether the Cayenne is worth the extra over the X5 is a subjective determination, for many the X5 may well be the better choice, but I remain convinced that the Cayenne is the better SUV. Finally, if online or magazine tests do matter to you, the Cayenne was just named MT's SUV of the Year, the X5 notably failing to make it out of even the first round. That in part is due to the prior model being already pretty good so the delta between the older and the LCI models was fairly limited, but it is what it is - the X5 didn't make the final round.
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