Porsche Cayenne (2010 -) Safety & Reliability

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2015
When Porsche first introduced the Cayenne in 2003, it prompted a lot of head-scratching - what the hell was a well-established sports car manufacturer doing in the 4x4 market? The naysayers had got it wrong, however: the Porsche Cayenne had plugged into a target audience that wanted a sporty high-riding off-roader and it became Porsche's most successful car in terms of worldwide sales. So it's no surprise that the German manufacturer chose not to mess with the formula when designing the follow-up.

4.5 out of 5



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There's no shortage of safety technology designed to keep the driver out of trouble. The Porsche Cayenne safety kitlist includes get stability control, traction control and optional chassis control. There's also front, side and curtain airbags and optional rear side airbags and lane change assist.

By 2014 the Cayenne gained standard-fit Multi Collision Brake, which applies the brakes to the vehicle after a collision to lessen the likelihood of colliding with another if the driver is too injured to react themselves.

4 out of 5


The previous Cayenne was pretty bulletproof and no reports of rafts of dissatisfied customers. We expect the strong Porsche Cayenne reliability record to continue with the second-generation car. Although, as a brand, Porsche doesn't feature in the UK customer satisfaction surveys, it has performed well in satisfaction surveys in the US.

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