Here's a summary from my experience when comparing the X5 to the Cayenne:
- Price, a Pepper with similar power, handling and options will have a much higher msrp and when you add discounts it's close to 50% more pricey.
- Steering weight. While the steering is not numb, wandering and irregular as in for example an rwd F10 it is a bit light. You can't lean on it as you can with for example an X5, E9X or E60.
- A step up in perceived quality and luxury.
- Better reliability and resale value.
- It feels fresher.
I also suspect that the Cayenne is slightly better off road when it gets a bit gnarly.
Last edited by solstice; 01-09-2013 at 01:15 PM.