The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
The standard driver’s seat in the Porsche Cayenne Coupé offers eight-way electric adjustment but not adjustable lumbar support. The steering wheel moves extensively and, if you upgrade to the 14-way, powered Comfort Seats, lumbar adjustment is one of the additions that make it a very comfortable place to be. Just bear in mind that, if you're looking for the highest driving position around, you don’t sit as high as you do in a Range Rover Sport.
The climate controls are easy to use, but the cruise control buttons are tucked away behind the steering wheel. In addition, some minor functions are operated via touch-sensitive switches on the centre console. They're more distracting to use than traditional buttons because you can’t find them by feel and every time you need to press one you have to look away from the road.
Bright LED headlights are standard and help to make driving at night less stressful. They can be upgraded to matrix adaptive LED headlights (standard on Turbo GT), which can maintain a main beam even when there are cars in front, automatically shaping their light pattern to avoid dazzling other drivers.
Sat nav and infotainment
All Cayenne Coupés have a giant 12.0in touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. It mixes sharp graphics with responsive software and, in the main, uses good-sized icons that are easy to recognise quickly. It helps to be tech-savvy and have a good memory in order to work your way around them, though. There are a lot of features on the touchscreen, so you can find your attention drifting away from the most important task – driving. That's why we prefer the less distracting menus and physical rotary controller that supplements the touchscreen in the BMW X6.