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Porsche Cayenne Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

Porsche is a relatively tiny car brand in world terms despite its brand presence, and it nearly went away forever in the early part of the 1990s; as legendary as the 911 is, worldwide sales weren't strong enough to sustain the brand.

The solution? A large, relatively sporting SUV aimed squarely at the burgeoning US market. Purists were absolutely horrified, but the Cayenne was a huge success and ensured the survival of the Porsche brand. The four-door, five-seat Cayenne still sells strongly today, and can be had in a myriad of combinations from a base model 3.6-litre six-cylinder all-wheel drive model right through to a fire-breathing twin-turbo 4.8-litre V8 that costs the better part of $300,000.

Current prices range from $135,100 to $364,700 for the Cayenne (base) and Cayenne Turbo GT.

Porsche Cayenne Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Porsche Cayenne varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $138,700 and going to $364,700 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 SUV 3.0L, —, 8 SP $138,700 $364,700
2023 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP $135,100 $364,700
2022 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP $110,770 $377,300
2021 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP $112,420 $339,570
2020 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP $110,440 $277,420
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Porsche Cayenne Engine

There are four core powertrains for the 2024 Porsche Cayenne - a 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol, 3.0-litre V6 turbo petrol-electric plug-in hybrid and the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol. All are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The V6 makes 260kW/500Nm, a 10kW/50Nm improvement over the previous model.

This same engine is paired with an electric motor for the E-Hybrid range, with Porsche introducing an updated motor that has improved range, more power and faster charging. The E-Hybrid has a combined system output of 346kW/650Nm. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid SUV and Coupe makes 382kW/750Nm.

The Cayenne S now features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that makes 349kW/600Nm; a 25kW/50Nm improvement from the previous twin-turbo V6.

The Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid pairs the V8 engine with the electric motor to make 544kW/950Nm.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT model has the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as the Cayenne S but is modified to make 485kW/850Nm.

Porsche Cayenne Engine

Porsche Cayenne Colours

  • White
  • Black
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Chromite Black Metallic
  • Montego Blue Metallic
  • Algarve Blue Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Quarzite Grey Metallic
  • Crayon
  • Arctic Grey
  • Carmine Red
  • Cashmere Beige Metallic
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Porsche Cayenne Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Porsche Cayenne here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Porsche Cayenne: replacement key cost
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  • Aurion to replace my Maxima?

    Thanks for the email. Hopefully I can keep this simple. 

    I would strongly recommend a Toyota Aurion V6 $30,990 drive away or the Toyota Camry $28,990 drive away (pricing current September 2015). 

    Unless you want the acceleration of the V6 I would opt for the four cylinder Camry, which is spritely enough and will also deliver good open road fuel economy. 

    For the type of driving you're doing you do not need the hybrid Camry. 

    Also, the base model Camry on the smaller wheels and Michelin tyres will be much more comfortable and a touch quieter than the dearer Camry models that come with sports tyres. 

    In both the Aurion and Camry you will be protected by seven airbags and a five star safety rating. A rear camera is standard on both models too. 

    The servicing costs are among the cheapest in the business. 

    Furthermore the intervals are longer than other Toyotas (15,000km rather than 10,000km) and the capped pricing lasts four years or 75,000, whichever comes first (other Toyotas are three years, 60,000km). 

    This was done to help Aurion and Camry appeal to fleets. 

    However, your warranty is the same as other Toyotas at three years/100,000km. 

    Dealership extended warranties are generally not worth the paper they are printed on, so save your money if you're offered an extension. 

    Please check you're comfortable when driving the Aurion and Camry. They have ample room inside and a lot of travel in the front seat rails. 

    Meanwhile, you're right in your assumption that Toyotas are regarded as a premium over Holden and Ford. The price is cheap because Toyota is trying to keep the factory running until 2017. It is in effect making a loss with each Camry it sells. 

    Toyota also has a vast rural dealer network so hopefully you're never far away from help should you need it. 

    Lastly, the Camry was at $26,990 drive away for much of last year and the price may limbo to that level again in the lead up to the end of the year or early next, to clear 2015 stock. This is not an inside tip, merely an educated guess on my part.

    Good luck and let me know if I can help any further. I hope I'm still driving big distances in my 80s. 

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Porsche Cayenne Interior

The 2024 Porsche Cayenne features a redesigned interior. The changes take inspiration from the Porsche Taycan electric car, with Porsche introducing a new digital instrument display and shifting the gear-shifter to the centre fascia, while switching it to its toggle-style selector.

The re-designed dashboard panel has also allowed Porsche’s designers to create the option of a third digital display, this one in front of the passenger seat. This is available as an option across the line-up. 

Porsche Cayenne Interior

Porsche Cayenne Towing Capacity

The Porsche Cayenne has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2023 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2022 SUV 3000kg 3500kg
2021 SUV 3000kg 3500kg
2020 SUV 3000kg 3500kg
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Porsche Cayenne Seats

The 2024 Porsche Cayenne range comes with five seats as standard.

The leather-trimmed seats are comfortable and there is good space in the front and rear. The SUV has good rear headroom but the Cayenne Coupe has less headroom thanks to its sweeping roofline.

Porsche Cayenne Seats

Porsche Cayenne Dimensions

The dimensions of the Porsche Cayenne SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 SUV 1698x1983x4930 mm 212 mm
2023 SUV 1696x1983x4918 mm 190 mm
2022 SUV 1696x1983x4918 mm 190 mm
2021 SUV 1696x1983x4918 mm 190 mm
2020 SUV 1696x1983x4918 mm 190 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Porsche Cayenne Dimensions

Porsche Cayenne Wheel Size

The Porsche Cayenne has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x55 ZR20 for SUV in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 SUV 255x55 ZR20 295x45 ZR20
2023 SUV 255x55 ZR19 275x50 ZR19
2022 SUV 255x55 ZR19 275x50 ZR19
2021 SUV 255x55 ZR19 275x50 ZR19
2020 SUV 255x55 ZR19 19x8.5 inches 275x50 ZR19 19x9.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Porsche Cayenne Wheel Sizes

Porsche Cayenne Accessories

Standard equipment for the 2024 Porsche Cayenne includes LED Matrix beam headlights as well as 14-way electronically adjustable front seats, a head-up display, partial leather interior in black and a new 12.6-inch digital instrument display across all models.

The standard sound system on the Cayenne and E-Hybrid is a 150W, 10-speaker set-up with the S and above getting a Bose surround sound unit.

The majority of the range get 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, but there are different designs for the Cayenne, E-Hybrid and S variants. The Turbo GT rides on 22-inch rims.

Porsche Cayenne Accessories

Porsche Cayenne Fuel Consumption

The Porsche Cayenne is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by —, Hyb/PULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 10.4L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 SUV 10.4L/100km 3.0L 8 SP
2023 SUV 3.5L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP
2023 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP
2023 SUV 10.4L/100km 3.0L 8 SP
2022 SUV 3.5L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP
2022 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP
2021 SUV 3.5L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP
2021 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP
2020 SUV 3.5L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP
2020 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP
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Porsche Cayenne Boot Space

The boot in the standard Porsche Cayenne offers 772 litres, but the Cayenne S is slightly smaller at 745 litres. The E-Hybrid, which loses some space thanks to its under floor battery still has a respectable 627 litres of room.

Porsche Cayenne Boot space

Porsche Cayenne Speed

The fastest 2024 Porsche Cayenne model is the Turbo GT, which can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 3.3 seconds.

The standard Cayenne V6 takes 6.0 seconds, while the V8-powered Cayenne S takes 5.0 seconds.

Top speed ranges up to 305km/h for the Turbo GT.

Porsche Cayenne Range

The Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne S feature a 90-litre fuel tank which is enough for 865km and 730km of driving range, respectively.

The E-Hybrid has a smaller 75-litre fuel tank but also a claimed fuel economy of just 1.9L/100km. The larger battery allows for an electric-only driving range of up to 86km.