Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2
  • Lots of standard safety equipment included
  • Various pieces of driver assistance kit also available
  • Cayenne is a safe and solid family car

Porsche Cayenne SUV: will my Isofix child seat fit?

No surprise that when the safety kit-laden Cayenne was crash-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP at the end of 2017 it achieve a full five-star rating.

Key safety items on all Porsche Cayennes includes:

Porsche Cayenne: optional safety kit

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 SUV Euro NCAP crash test video

  • Spacious cabin
  • Plenty of rear space
  • Plenty of storage too

Porsche Cayenne SUV: will my family fit?

The Cayenne is a big car – in fact it’s larger inside than the previous generation – 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 feel (thanks to the high central tunnel) doesn’t mean it feels cramped.

Porsche Cayenne SUV: will it fit in my garage?


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, while a system to park automatically via your phone becomes available later in 2018. 

Porsche Cayenne SUV: will my luggage fit?

The Cayenne’s boot has grown by 100 litres to 770 with the rear seats up, so it’s already a winner in the practicality race against its predecessor.

For comparison, a Range Rover Sport bests it (only just) at 784 litres, but it completely trounces a BMW X5.

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

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Folding rear seats
  • Partial leather seat trim
S optional equipment
None available

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
Turbo optional equipment
None available

Turbo S equipment

Turbo S standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sports seats
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.