2019 Porsche Cayenne Review
Yes, performance; yes, SUV
Smart interior ditches pounds of buttons
All the custom touches
Five adults fit, no problem
Tech wizardry aside, still a big SUV
Ride, steering can be too stiff
Oh wow, check out the prices
With no crash-test data, the 2019 Cayenne leans on lots of technology to bolster its safety credentials.
Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has crash-tested a new Porsche Cayenne. Given its price and sales volume, it’s likely they never will.
That’s why we abstain from assigning a safety score. If data supports a score in the future, we’ll update this page.
Meanwhile, the Cayenne soothes safety nerves with its myriad standard and optional features. All versions get a rearview camera, forward-collision warnings, and automatic emergency braking. Spend more, and the Cayenne adds touches like adaptive cruise control, active lane control, surround-view cameras with off-road modes, LED-matrix headlights, and night vision.
The latest Cayenne rewards a careful hand on the configurator mouse–but Burmester sound and truffle-brown interiors, oh, my.
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne never met an add-on it didn’t like.
We give it bonus points above the mean for its plethora of standard features and custom-fit options, as well as one for its nifty infotainment system. We take one point back because it’s hard to conceive of even the base Cayenne as a value–but ultimately, that’s up to you, anyway.
We give it a 9 for features and value.
All Cayennes get leather upholstery, power front seats, LED headlights, navigation, satellite radio, 10-speaker audio, 19-inch wheels, and a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty, at a minimum. Even base SUVs can be configured with features such as 14-way power front seats, carbon-fiber cabin trim, a 6-CD changer (!), a tow package, an off-road package, adaptive suspension, and rear-wheel steering.
The $83,950 Cayenne S adds 20-inch wheels and tires, the adaptive suspension, and a glass roof. We’d bundle those standard features with some options we love: mahogany metallic paint, 20-inch Cayenne Design wheels with summer tires, $7,210 worth of truffle-brown leather, sweet-gum wood trim, acoustic-damping glass, heated and cooled adaptive sport seats, all the adaptive driving systems, adaptive cruise control, surround-view cameras, and a $7,000 Burmester sound system with some of the purest, cleanest sound you’ll hear in a car. (Or an SUV.) Oh, and while we’re at it, a $140 fire extinguisher, and put the rest on a gift certificate.
We spent more time mulling over the option and trim sheet than in figuring out some of its more exotic equipment. We’re all-in for $123,840, including $1050 in destination.
Cayenne Turbos arrive later in the 2018 calendar year and have standard 21-inch wheels, heated front and rear seats, and an active rear spoiler, in addition to all the Turbo hardware and badging.
With a base price of $66,750, the 2019 Cayenne pricetag can zip swiftly past $125,650, where Turbos begin. With every dollar-adding box ticked, including carbon-ceramic brakes and Los Angeles delivery, we came up with a $187,405 Cayenne Turbo, even before plug-in hybrids and Turbo S models flow through the pipeline.
The latest Porsche infotainment system melds together steering-wheel controls, voice commands, and a gorgeous 12.3-inch high-resolution screen, as well as a screen inside the gauge cluster. All around the cabin, touch-sensitive controls have replaced all but a few of the usual toggles, switches, and buttons.
The Cayenne’s screen designs are clear and filled with information, though maps still crowd into the landscape-oriented screen. Voice commands work better than before, and the Apple and Android alternatives work smoothly–and without an upcharge.
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