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One of the more successful coupe-shaped SUVs

Porsche Cayenne Coupe (19 on) - rated 4.3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £64,359 - £126,166
Used price £42,505 - £113,705
Fuel Economy 20.0 - 88.3 mpg
Road tax cost £465 - £475
Insurance group 45 - 50 How much is it to insure?
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PROS

  • Impressively strong performance
  • Exquisite, tech-heavy interior
  • Space for four adults
  • Drives like a sports car

CONS

  • Less outright space than regular Cayenne
  • More expensive than that model too
  • Looks won’t suit all tastes
  • Won’t be especially cheap to run

Porsche Cayenne Coupe rivals

BMW
X6
4.1 out of 5 4.1

Written by Murray Scullion on

Sceptics might look at the Cayenne Coupe and wonder why anyone would buy a more expensive and less practical version of a car. While others might ask, how an SUV can also be a coupe?

The answer is that logic doesn't really matter at this end of the luxo-sport SUV segment.

Offering buyers more kerb appeal and more exclusivity is the Cayenne Coupe's aim. As SUVs become ever present on British roads, inevitably, some free thinkers are seeking less mainstream shapes.

It has the likes of the Audi Q8, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Maserati Levante and BMW X6 to see off – all controversial cars in their own right. The Cayenne is certainly one of the more cohesive of the bunch.

Finely-made interior packed with technology

One of the best features of the Cayenne is the interior. It feels special as soon as you sit in the firm and thick bucket seats. You turn the faux key (like in the 911) and hear the engine rev and you immediately know this isn't a humdrum SUV.

It doesn’t feel like a big SUV when you’re behind the wheel, as the central tunnel is high next to you, and the wide dashboard within easy reach.

It’s largely dominated by a vast touchscreen controlling all major functions, while a panel of smooth buttons surround the gearlever controlling heating controls and some vehicle functions. The familiar set of five dials is ahead of the driver, albeit with two screens at each side enabling you to configure the setup in a similar way you would with Audi's Virtual Cockpit. It’s all very sophisticated and all very technological, befitting of a car of this ilk.

It's also easier to use than you'd think. It may look intimidating to start with, but it's a pleasant place to be and most of the controls are very logically laid out. 

More space inside than you might expect

It may well have ‘Coupe’ in the name, but the Cayenne Coupe is still a surprisingly practical SUV – and so it should be considering its sheer size. Up front there are no issues, and the boot space up to the load cover is still sizeable at over 600 litres. Two adults will fit in the back with fewer issues than you might expect, although outright practicality is still superior in a regular Cayenne. 

As standard, the Cayenne Coupe is a four-seater with a little tray and armrest area between the rear seats, but you can opt for a 2+1 rear bench if you do need a middle seat on occasion. 

Typical Porsche performance

As you’d expect from anything with a Porsche badge, the Cayenne Coupe is a powerful machine in all its forms. Whether you want a thundering V8 petrol or a plug-in hybrid all-rounder, there’s a model to suit most buyers’ needs. Power ranges from 340hp at the entry point to the range, all the way up to a 680hp Turbo S E-Hybrid at the top, with performance to rival supercars.

There are no diesel options like you’ll find with many of its rivals, as Porsche is committed to petrol, plug-in and EV power with cars like the Taycan. Even so, the regular E-Hybrid model manages impressive fuel economy claims of over 50mpg if you use it properly.

Despite offering two E-Hybrid models, the Cayenne Coupe handles exactly as you'd hope a Porsche to. It's agile, well-controlled and involving, with an incredible ability to disguise its size and handle like a car much smaller than it. 

GTS added in 2020

The latest addition to the Cayenne Coupe range is the GTS. In previous Cayennes the GTS had a six-cylinder engine, whereas this latest model gets a full-fat V8. It sits between the S and the Turbo in terms of price, and power. It makes a healthy 460hp, 20hp more than the S, and 90hp less than the Turbo.

However, don't think the GTS is merely for people who can't afford a Turbo. Porsche is aiming the GTS at being the true driver's Cayenne Coupe. It's the stiffest out of the range and in the bends it's nothing short of ferocious. Serious bits of kit are available as options too - like Porsche's Dynamic Chassis Control system that's found in the Bentley Bentayga.

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Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, including practicality, how much it costs to runwhat it's like to drive – and whether we recommend buying one.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe rivals

BMW
X6
4.1 out of 5 4.1

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