Porsche Cayenne review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Porsche Cayenne 2018 infotainment
  • 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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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Every non-hybrid Cayenne is in the top bracket for benefit-in-kind company car tax, so none will make a cheap company car. In fact, neither hybrid model is particularly great for a plug-in in this regard, but both are more akin to a family hatchback than they are to most powerful petrol SUVs of this size.

The Turbo and Turbo S E-Hybrid models are vastly more expensive but partially justify this by adding some more bits and pieces, such as 21in alloy wheels, heated front and rear full-leather seats and an Alcantara headlining. You can have much of the same look, and save a bundle in the process, by opting for the GTS instead.

If you want more toys for your money, look instead at the BMW X5, Range Rover Sport and Volvo XC90.

Porsche Cayenne 2018 infotainment

Reliability

Overview

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.

  • Powerful engines
  • Sharp handling
  • Spacious rear seats and a decent boot
  • Expensive to run
  • Stingy kit list
  • Firm ride around town
New car deals
Target Price from £64,870
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Nearly new deals
From £89,980