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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

All Cayennes come with front, side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control and traction control, which is fairly typical for an expensive car like this. Cars after the 2007 revisions can be chosen with cornering lights (standard on the Turbo) to provide better illumination in bends and at junctions. A rearward camera for better visibility when reversing is also available as an option and useful on such a big vehicle.

Unlike several other large 4x4s, the Cayenne isn't available with seven seats. However rear passengers do get plenty of head and legroom, while the sporty seats offer plenty of support and are comfortable on long journeys too. The reasonable 540-litre luggage space expands to a very useful 1,770 litres when the rear seats are folded down. The glove compartment is air conditioned and there are various storage compartments in the cabin.

The Cayenne makes a good tow-car and all the models have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500kg.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche Cayenne (03-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Roof rails

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
GTS optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Climate control
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Roof rails

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Turbo optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Roof rails
  • Telephone

Turbo S equipment

Turbo S standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Turbo S optional equipment
  • Roof rails