The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
With the eight-way electrically adjustable driver's seat you get on entry-level models, there's no lumbar adjustment for altering back support on long journeys. The optional 14-way seat (standard on Turbo models) has this useful feature, and, in conjunction with a steering wheel that offers plenty of reach and angle adjustment, no one should have any difficulty getting comfortable behind the wheel. You don't sit as high as you do in a Range Rover Sport, though.
Bright LED headlights are standard for more relaxing night driving. These can be upgraded to 'matrix' adaptive LED headlights that can automatically shape their light pattern to avoid dazzling other road users, allowing you to keep the main beams on even with cars in front.
Sat nav and infotainment
All Cayennes have a giant 12.0in touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. It has sharp graphics and proves responsive to touches and swipes, rarely lagging until you zoom in and out of maps really quickly. Most of its icons are a decent size, although the layers of menus and the sheer number of functions can require lots of practice to find your way around. It's fine to use when you’re stationary, but can prove troublesome on the move. That's why we much prefer BMW's rotary iDrive controller.