Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Surprisingly spacious interior
  • Boot space is generous too
  • Coupe roofline limits outright capacity

The Cayenne Coupe may well have a sleek looking body, but it’s still a large car sharing mechanical components with the regular Cayenne. That means you still get a surprisingly roomy interior – one that’s comfy enough for four adults to get comfy in.

Space up front is just as plentiful as the regular SUV, with plenty of adjustment to get comfortable in the cocooning interior. Storage space is pretty good too, with large door bins and a few extra areas dotted around the place.

Move further back and rear legroom is just as generous, and headroom isn’t as cut off as you might expect. The rear seats are set further down in comparison with the regular Cayenne to ensure that no legroom is lost.

The only difference is the roof slopes a bit more and access is slightly more limited with a more sloping door. Passengers in the rear of the Coupe might feel a bit claustrophobic because of the slanted design. It looks great on the outside, but it does make the windows at the rear smaller. Less light = perceived lack of room.

Speaking of the kink in the rear, it also makes rear visibility poor. This is felt most when reversing in tight areas. However, the rear-view camera is of such quality that it shouldn't hugely affect parking.

The Coupe comes with a choice of four or five seats. It’s not the type of car to regularly put a third passenger in the rear seat (where it’s most squashed), so it probably makes sense to keep it as a four-seater with an armrest or storage. Cars come with four as standard, while the 2+1 setup (as Porsche calls it) is a no-cost extra.

At the back, the electric tailgate rises to reveal a 625-litre load area which isn’t to be sniffed at (E-Hybrid models don’t have the adjustable boot floor so those models offer 500 litres of room, while Turbo models have 598 litres). That’s measured to the load cover which is of greater importance to most – how often do you really have the seats folded down to fill the whole back of the car?

If you do need to do that, the rear bench folds relatively flat, but that sloping tailgate means outright space trails the normal Cayenne, but it’s still a useful 1,540 litres of room. It’s actually quite a deep load area, so you can probably pack in more than you might expect.

Safety

  • Regular Cayenne scored five stars by Euro NCAP
  • Although Coupe hasn’t been tested
  • Uses the same safety tech and systems

The Cayenne Coupe hasn’t specifically been tested by Euro NCAP, although the regular Cayenne (with which it shares many components and safety systems) scored five stars when it was tested in 2017. That doesn’t automatically mean the Coupe scores the same, but it would be surprising if it was drastically different.

Standard kit sees a full suite of airbags across all models (driver and passenger, curtain airbags, knee airbags, front side airbags integrated into the seats and Isofix child seat points on the outer rear seats. There’s also autonomous emergency braking as standard with a system that holds the brakes on in case of a rear shunt to stop you being pushed into the car in front.

More features can be added at extra cost, including 360-degree cameras, lane-keep assist with traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, a head-up display, lane-change assist and even night vision.

As well as these options, a system called Porsche InnoDrive can be added, which uses navigation data, radar and cameras to automatically adapt driving speed to driving and road conditions. Included in this are active lane-keeping tech, an emergency stop function and intersection assist which is a system to alert you to crossing traffic at a junction – it warns or even stops you if you try to progress when something is there.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Partial leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Heated seats

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
GTS optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Partial leather seat trim
S optional equipment
None available

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
Turbo optional equipment
None available

Turbo S equipment

Turbo S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
Turbo S optional equipment
None available