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

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 £67,880 - £131,650
Used price £52,065 - £124,090
Fuel Economy 20.0 - 88.3 mpg
Road tax cost £480 - £490
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

Is the Porsche Cayenne Coupe any good?

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 can 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.

Read the Porsche Cayenne Coupe verdict

What's it like inside?

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 gearstick 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.

Read more on the Porsche Cayenne Coupe interior

What's it like to drive?

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.

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.

Best of all, 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 more on how the Porsche Cayenne Coupe drives

What models and trims are available?

You might think that the coupe version of an SUV is a niche thing, so there won't be a lot of trim levels available. But you'd be wrong.

There are seven derivations of the Coupe. They go like this: Coupe, E-Hybrid, S, GTS, Turbo, Turbo S E-Hybrid, and Turbo GT.

The higher up you go in that list, the more expensive the car gets.

What else should I know?

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.

Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, including practicality and how much it costs to run.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe rivals

BMW
X6
4.1 out of 5 4.1

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