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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

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  • 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.

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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.

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