Porsche Cayenne review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Introduction

Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate front tracking
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate front tracking
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate rear tracking
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate dashboard
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 rear seats
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 infotainment
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate right panning
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 front right static studio
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 rear left static studio
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 side static studio
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 RHD front seats
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 RHD boot open
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate front tracking
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate rear tracking
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate dashboard
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 rear seats
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 infotainment
  • Porsche Cayenne RHD 69-plate right panning
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 front right static studio
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 rear left static studio
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 side static studio
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 RHD front seats
  • Porsche Cayenne 2018 RHD boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

A decade and a half on, it's hard to imagine just what a hullabaloo was caused in 2002 by the arrival of the first Porsche Cayenne, but this was a car that soon inspired something of a paradigm shift among certain traditional automotive brands. 

You see, in the present day, no one bats an eyelid when a manufacturer of sports cars produces an SUV, whether that’s Jaguar, Maserati or even Lamborghini. And it’s not just sporty SUVs, because Bentley and Roll-Royce have now moved into the luxury SUV market, too.

The question is this: is the Cayenne still the best sports SUV for hurling down your favourite road? Can it turn your knuckles white and stand your neck hairs on end for all the right reasons? It certainly has a lot more competition these days, including hot versions of the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport, not to mention offerings from the luxury brands we mentioned above.

Read on for our comprehensive review, and when you’re finished you can check out the best deals on almost every new car, via our no-hassle New Car Buying page.

At a glance
New car deals
Target Price from £64,750
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Nearly new deals
From £81,990
RRP price range £64,750 - £132,060
Number of trims (see all)5
Number of engines (see all)6
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions 20.9 - 91.1
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £3,429 / £8,158
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £6,859 / £16,316
Available colours