Few cars can deliver the range of talents that the Porsche Cayenne offers. While Porsche purists sneer at the firm's SUVs, if it wasn't for the rampant success of the Cayenne, as well as the later Macan , then Porsche wouldn't have been able to develop its sports cars to the extent it has. And to dismiss the Cayenne as 'another SUV' is a disservice to the breadth of its abilities, which include the kind of handling that Porsche is famous for. The first Cayenne arrived in , while the current Mk2 model arrived in
The Porsche Cayenne has been completely redesigned and made far more refined and street-friendly. If you can live with the high price tag and a truncated trunk, it's definitely a top pick. It was an insult to automotive history. It was the Fonz waterskiing over a shark.
The new Cayenne is deceptively large. On the outside, its trimmer appearance makes it look much smaller than the previous version. It is, however, not only bigger than the RAV4 but also larger in almost every measure than the original Cayenne. The wheelbase is up 1. With the second-row seats upright, the Cayenne now accepts another five cubic feet of whatever you want to cram into it, bringing the total to 24 cubes.
Seen by high-end luxury shoppers as either a practical way into ownership of a prestigious sports-car brand or by longtime Porschephiles as a bit sacrilegious and a necessary evil for keeping the brand aloft financially, the Porsche Cayenne has turned into Porsche's best-selling model and is definitely here to stay. But for , Porsche has redesigned the Cayenne to improve its performance on the road and track while maintaining its level of off-road capability. The Porsche Cayenne has become a little more svelte in appearance and officially gets all-new sheetmetal, but unless you take a look at a and model side by side, the changes are rather subtle. More curvaceous door panels and curvier-looking rear flanks hint more strongly of the sports cars in the Porsche family.