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Porsche Cayenne Coupé review

Costs & verdict

Manufacturer price from:£63,464
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Across the range, the Coupé costs more than the regular Cayenne, so if you’re choosing between the two, you need to decide if you think the  sleeker looks of the former are worth the extra outlay.

You might be swayed by the fact the entry-level Cayenne Coupé has a lower list price than the rival Audi Q8 and that the Porsche holds its value better, which in turn keeps PCP finance rates competitive, although the regular Cayenne also benefits from strong resale values.

All of the regular petrol models occupy the top 37% bracket for benefit-in-kind tax, so they’re very expensive as company cars. The hybrids are much cleaner – at least officially.

Equipment, options and extras

Beyond the infotainment system and LED headlights we discussed earlier in this review, you don’t get a huge amount of standard equipment in the Cayenne, Cayenne S or E-Hybrid. For example, while basic cruise control, two-zone climate control and a powered tailgate are included, you have to pay extra for adaptive cruise control, heated seats and keyless entry.

The much pricier Turbo and Turbo S E-Hybrid models do add some more bits and pieces, including 21in alloy wheels, heated front and rear full leather seats and an Alcantara headlining. But if you want a lot of toys for your money, look instead at the Q8 and Range Rover Sport.

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Reliability

Porsche finished a slightly disappointing 22nd out of 31 brands in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey. That's below Audi and BMW, but above Mercedes and Land Rover.

The Cayenne Coupé comes with a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, which is par for the course in this class. You get European breakdown cover for the first three years of ownership, too.

Safety and security

The Cayenne Coupé comes with the same standard safety kit as the regular Cayenne, which was awarded a five-star safety rating by the experts at Euro NCAP. However, compare its individual scores with those of the safest luxury SUVs, and you'll see that the Cayenne drops a few points for adult occupant protection, and quite a few for how well it protects children in a crash.

More positively, every Cayenne Coupé has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, as well as the usual airbags and stability aids, while lane departure warning and blindspot monitoring systems are available as options.

The security experts at Thatcham gave the car five stars out of five for its resistance to being stolen and four out of five for its resistance to being broken into.

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Verdict

As with the regular Cayenne, the biggest strengths of the Coupé are its handling and performance. And, while it’s not as practical as its squarer stablemate, it will still meet the needs of most families.

  • Powerful engines
  • Sharp handling
  • Classy interior
  • Expensive to run
  • Stingy kit list
  • Air suspension is a must

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