Porsche Cayenne 5dr Tiptronic S Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£64,750
Review

Fine handling and strong performance are the Cayenne's big strengths, but it's also a practical SUV capable of meeting the family's needs. The best version is the Cayenne S, because the Turbo and hybrid models are a little less nimble. It's not that well equipped, though, there's no seven-seat option, and you need to put up with a firmer ride than a BMW X5 or Range Rover Sport.

The standard model comes with a 12.0in infotainment screen, sat-nav, a DAB radio and Apple CarPlay. Other standard features include 19in alloy wheels, LED headlights, cruise control, two-zone climate control, eight-way electric part-leather seats and an electric tailgate. You’ll probably be tempted to raid the options list for items such as air suspension, heated seats, adaptive cruise control and a more impressive sound system. For the E-Hybrid you get the means to charge your Cayenne through a domestic three-pin plug socket as standard but, amazingly, you have to pay extra to make the charging system compatible with a 7.2kW wall box. For the E-Hybrid you get the means to charge your Cayenne through a domestic three-pin plug socket as standard but, amazingly, you have to pay extra to make the charging system compatible with a 7.2kW wall box.

This plug-in hybrid version of the Cayenne combines a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine with an electric motor. You can accelerate (softly) up to 84mph on electric power alone, and drive for up to 22 miles before the petrol engine joins in. It’s good to drive for a plug-in, but isn’t as agile as non-Hybrid Cayennes while emissions and economy aren’t particularly impressive for a plug-in hybrid.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

24.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

770

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

259

g/km

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