Porsche Cayenne Turbo 5dr Tiptronic S Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP£103,385
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.

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Given the huge step up in price, you’ll be pleased to know that you get plenty of extra equipment with the Turbo variant. This includes air suspension, 21in wheels, even bigger brakes, Turbo-specific exhaust pipes and body styling, a Bose stereo, heated front and rear leather seats and an Alcantara headlining.

This 542bhp monster can accelerate from 0-62mph is just 3.9sec with the optional Sport Chrono Package, thanks to a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. It sounds a little more muted than the V6 S and the heavier engine means it isn’t quite as agile. Overkill, we reckon.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

20.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

745

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

309

g/km

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