2017 Porsche Cayenne review: Still the sports car of SUV world

Introduction

The Porsche Cayenne. It was a controversial move by the German manufacturer when it first arrived in 2002, but two generations on it’s a cornerstone of the SUV class, proving that 4x4s really can offer something to the enthusiast scene. Can this third generation live up to the reputation established by its forebears?

Body Style: 5 door SUV

Seats: 5

MRP from £57,220 - £101,346

Did you know? The Porsche Cayenne Turbo with Sport Chrono is as fast to 62mph as a Ferrari F430.  

 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

The Porsche Cayenne has a deeply rooted reputation as the sports car of the SUV field, and this model more than lives up to it. It’s got more handling panache than any other SUV – even the aggressive BMW X5 and fluid, neatly responsive Range Rover Sport – and is also classier and more practical than before,  

The Cayenne S is currently the sweet spot in the range – just be careful you don’t go mad with the endless options list, and you’ve got a world-class car.  

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Pricing

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

2017 Porsche Cayenne S

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