Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Generous levels of space
  • Intuitive interior
  • Big boot

The Cayenne is a big car and you’ll seat four adults perfectly well. A fifth is possible, though legroom is restricted compared with the outer seats thanks to a wide transmission tunnel and centre console.

There will be no complaints from those in the front, with a huge amount of adjustment in the seats, and the cocooning feeling (thanks to the high central tunnel) doesn’t mean it feels cramped.

An optional panoramic sunroof lets a bit more light in, creating a further sense of space. Rear passengers get their own ventilation controls and power outlets.

Boot space and storage 

The Cayenne’s boot will hold 770 litres with the rear seats up. For comparison, a Range Rover Sport bests it (only just) at 780 litres, but it completely trounces a BMW X5, which only offers 650 litres worth of space.

Cars with air suspension also get the option of lowering the ride height via a button in the boot. This makes loading heavy objects just that little bit easier.

It’s worth noting that if you buy a Cayenne plug-in hybrid boot space decreases by about 100 litres as the battery pack is located beneath the boot floor.

Is it easy to park?

With dimensions such as these, it’s a good job the Cayenne has rear parking sensors as standard – it’ll be a challenge to park in an average-sized UK space between two other cars otherwise.

However, its elevated driving position means you’ve got excellent visibility, but we’d still consider specifying a model with cameras to aid manoeuvres.

An automatic parking system is available as an optional extra.

View dimensions in the Porsche Cayenne specs pages

Safety

  • Five star safety rating from Euro NCAP
  • Two isofix points
  • Loads of safety kit on offer

No surprise that when the safety kit-laden Cayenne was crash-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP at the end of 2017 it achieved a full five-star rating. In the latest annual review, the Cayenne kept this five star score too.

Key safety items on all Porsche Cayennes includes:

On top of the above features, there’s a good spread of optional extras on hand to bolster the Cayenne’s safety and driver-assistance credentials.

You can order adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, a reversing camera, a 360-degree parking camera, a fire extinguisher, night vision display, lane-change monitor, side airbags in the rear and electric roll-up sunblinds for the back windows. 

WATCH: Porsche Cayenne Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

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

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
GTS optional equipment
None available

Platinum Edition equipment

Platinum Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Platinum Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
S optional equipment
None available

S Platinum Edition equipment

S Platinum Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
S Platinum Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Turbo optional equipment
None available

Turbo GT equipment

Turbo GT standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Turbo GT optional equipment
None available

Turbo S equipment

Turbo S standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Turbo S optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Porsche Cayenne SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 95%
Child Occupant: 80%
Vulnerable Road Users: 73%
Safety Assist: 62%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.