4.3 out of 5 4.3
Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

One of the more convincing coupe versions of a regular SUV

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

New price £62,509 - £126,001
Lease from new From £728 p/m View lease deals
Used price £45,955 - £108,290
Fuel Economy 20.2 - 70.6 mpg
Road tax cost £455 - £465
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 Tom Goodlad on

Objectively, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe doesn’t appear to make a huge amount of sense when the standard Cayenne SUV is such an accomplished machine – why would you need to spend more on a car that’s not as practical?

At this end of the SUV market, however, that kind of logic doesn’t really matter. So, the Cayenne Coupe exists. If you want a Cayenne with a bit more kerb appeal and a bit more glamour, this is the car for you. But it’s got 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, but the Cayenne’s design is arguably one of the more cohesive of the bunch.

Finely-made interior packed with technology

2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe interior

One of the best features of the Cayenne is the interior. 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. 

2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe side profile

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. 

Read on for the full Porsche Cayenne Coupe review.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe rivals

BMW
X6
4.1 out of 5 4.1

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