The Porsche Cayenne is probably the sportiest and most luxurious SUV available on the UK market. The price tag is sure to astonish most but will be worthy to those who are rich enough to afford one. We explain the excellent features of the car that help it command such a high price.

Engines

Whilst reading this particular section, you may think that the Cayenne is a sports car. The car comes with a range of five engines. The “basic” engine is a 3.6 litre V6 capable of producing 295 BHP. The Porsche S upgrades to a 4.8 litre V8 capable of reaching 395 BHP. If that isn’t fast enough for you, the 4.8 litre V8 Turbo achieves a staggering 493 BHP.

For those who want more economy rather than power, the diesel option comes with a 3.0 litre V6 engine capable of achieving 242 BHP. The Hybrid S comes with a 3.0 litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor. You don’t usually hear of hybrid vehicles hitting 375 BHP.

Safety and Security

Porsche have installed a ton of exceptional safety equipment for all that power to be contained. Stability control is installed as standard as many had expected. This helps avoid a potential accident, keeping the car’s balance during awkward moments. Front, side and curtain airbags are included to keep everyone as safe as possible. Models at the highest end of the scale will contain vehicle tracking systems.

Quality

The Porsche Cayenne is built to last, containing an exceptional amount of quality from the build of the car’s components to the interior. There are some beautiful touches inside the cabin with a wonderfully attractive design. Quality doesn’t really get any better than this.

Equipment

All Porsche Cayenne’s have a great deal of equipment with the optional extra list containing anything you could wish for. As standard the car comes with leather seats, much needed front and rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable front seats and cruise control.

Practicality

You don’t usually hear this word being used to describe a Porsche but the Cayenne is not your typical Porsche. There is space for five people to sit within. The seats split 60/40 and the boot has a good amount of space.

Porsche Cayenne variants

  • 4×4 3.6 V6 5dr – £42,990
  • 4×4 3.0 V6 Diesel 5dr – £46,338
  • 4×4 4.8 V8 S 5dr – £56,301
  • 4×4 3.0 V6 S Hybrid 5dr – £60,506
  • 4×4 4.8 V8 Turbo 5dr – £86,896