Porsche Cayenne review - Remarkably capable, the Cayenne is still the benchmark SUV - Interior and tech

It might be big and ugly, but the Cayenne is amazingly agile and truly involving to drive

Evo rating
Price
from £53,875
  • Incredible poise across the entire range, blistering performance from the powerful petrol models
  • Interior and structure feels dated, not a looker

Interior and tech

Thick C-pillars don’t do rearward visibility any favours but, with a 670-litre boot, the Cayenne beats the BMW X5 for seats-in-place luggage space. Like the Range Rover, the Porsche’s rear bench slides to free up a little more legroom if the boot isn’t crammed. Despite the apparent space, the cabin ambience itself is quite snug and intimate.

The fit and quality of the materials are feel deeply impressive, but there’s no denying that the inside of the Cayenne looks dated. The centre console is festooned with buttons and the colour screens look distinctly low res compared to the ones in other premium cars.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

It won’t be long before a new Cayenne comes along with a more modern interior with cutting edge technology. It will likely look and feel like the latest Porsche Panamera, with a wide-screen display and shiny touch-screen panel on the centre console to reduce the amount of buttons.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/supercars/201980/maserati-confirms-future-plans-as-fcapsa-flagship
supercars

Maserati confirms future plans as FCA/PSA flagship

A new electric GranTurismo, Alfieri super sports car and revenue-grabbing SUV all detailed in Maserati’s grand plan
14 Feb 2020
Visit/toyota/202232/250bhp-toyota-gr-corolla-hot-hatch-in-the-pipeline
Toyota Corolla

250bhp Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch in the pipeline

Following in the footsteps of the GR Yaris homologation special, Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division is to launch a hot Corolla
13 Feb 2020
Visit/bmw/m2/202236/bmw-m2-competition-by-futura-2000-revealed-in-la
BMW M2

BMW M2 Competition by Futura 2000 revealed in LA

BMW’s latest art car expands into a series of limited-edition models by Futura 2000
14 Feb 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019