Porsche Cayenne review

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Fifteen years may not seem that long ago, but it was a different era in the automotive world. In the present day, no one bats an eyelid when a manufacturer of sports cars produces an SUV, whether that’s JaguarMaserati or even Lamborghini.

2002 was a very different time; car enthusiasts were virtually catatonic at the thought of a certain German brand building a Chelsea tractor. Upset they may have been, but the Porsche Cayenne has been a roaring success, with the first two generations finding more than 770,000 homes.

It’s therefore one of Porsche’s most important cars. Like it or not, it’s the Cayenne and Macan that make up the majority of the brand’s sales. That’s why you won’t find a half-hearted refresh here, even if the bodywork looks extremely familiar. Look deeper and you’ll find a new chassis, new engines and a totally overhauled interior.

So if you like the idea of an SUV that can still hurl you down your favourite road at speeds and turn your knuckles white, read on for our comprehensive review. And, did you know, when you’re done you can find the best deals on all new cars, not just the Cayenne, through our no-hassle New Car Buying page?

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There are 3 trims available for the Cayenne estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Given the huge price difference, you’ll be pleased to know that you do get plenty of extra equipment with the Turbo variant. This includes air suspension, 21in wheels, even bigger brakes, Turbo-spe...View trim
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You get a reasonable amount of kit in the standard Cayenne, including a 12.3in infotainment system with sat-nav, DAB radio and Apple CarPlay, LED headlights, cruise control, two-zone climate contro...View trim
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The main thing you pay for here is the more powerful V6 and bigger brakes. You also get different 19in wheels and quad round exhaust pipes...View trim
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