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Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review

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"Stylish, practical SUV – Turbo’s quick"
  • Launched: 2019
  • SUV
  • Petrol

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Quick overview

Pros

  • Top-end models offer staggering performance
  • Impressively agile for such a hulking great SUV
  • The posh interior is spacious and practical

Cons

  • Non-hybrid models cost a fortune to run
  • You can’t have Android Auto
  • Basic petrol engine lacks the power to excite

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Overall verdict

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Overall verdict

"The Porsche Cayenne Coupe uses the standard Cayenne as a base to offer you a car that’s a gnat’s breath more stylish looking, ever so slightly sharper to drive while being just a tad less practical."

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So what’s changed? In truth, not a huge amount, the sloping roof being a highlight, it makes the Cayenne Coupe look, well, like a Coupe, albeit a very large one. You also get a wider stance and a retractable spoiler just like on a Porsche 911. That’s about all that's changed. Viewed dead on, the Cayenne Coupe is almost identical to the full-sized SUV it’s based upon.


And Porsche has managed to give you these looks, without causing too much of a dent to practicality. There’s loads of room up front, plenty of space in the back for adults and you get a boot that, while slightly smaller than the standard Cayenne’s, is still double the size of an average family car’s load bay.


Interior quality is also exactly what you’d expect of a Porsche. General plastics feel excellent and you can spec pretty much any kind of trim you like from carbon fibre to wood and metal finishes, Porsche has got the lot, so long as your pockets are deep enough to pay for it.


The driving position itself is great, the tall transmission tunnel and sporty dials making it feel like you’re driving a 911 on stilts. Even the infotainment is excellent, you get a huge screen with clear and colourful graphics and an intuitive layout. Apple CarPlay comes as standard, but there’s no Android Auto so you won’t be able to link your Android phone up to the car’s big screen. 


You don’t buy a Cayenne Coupe because it’ll link easily to your smartphone, though, you buy it because it’s surprisingly good to drive. Yes, the ride might be high, but this sporty SUV can claim genuine Porsche DNA. While most cars like this dull your senses, the Porsche’s steering communicates surface and camber changes, weighs up as you steer into a corner and goes light when you start to lose grip, it’s not as good as the steering you get in a 911’s but it’s a lot better than you get in any other SUV. 


Factor in the huge grip generated by the Cayenne Coupe’s large tyres and suspension that filters out road imperfections while staving off body lean in tight bends, and you’ve got yourself one accomplished SUV. 


And you get the performance to thoroughly test this ability. Even the basic Cayenne Coupe has 340PS and performance to keep most sports cars honest and you get four more power plants to choose from culminating in the 680PS Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe. It’ll get from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds – a second quicker than a Volkswagen Golf R – and doesn’t stop pulling until it hits 183mph.


It would all be a bit silly if it wasn’t so seriously good. The Cayenne Coupe is supposed to drive like a Porsche while being as practical as an SUV and a tiny bit more stylish and it hits that brief down to a T. The Porsche Cayenne Coupe gives you the performance and feel of a Porsche, in an SUV body that’ll have no issues fitting into your family life.


If you're looking for the standard version, you need our Porsche Cayenne (2017-) review.


Is the Porsche Cayenne Coupe right for you?

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is right for you if you want a practical SUV that looks great and goes even better. It's one of the true SUV heavyweights when it comes to outright performance. It's also one of the best sporty SUVs when it comes to handling. 

What's the best Porsche Cayenne Coupe model/engine to choose?

Most people choose the basic Cayenne Coupe. Its turbocharged 3.0-litre engine produces 340PS giving the Cayenne the feel of a supersized hot hatch. Want more performance? Then the S model is in with a shout – it shares its 440PS 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 with the Audi RS4. Want to go even faster? Then there’s always the 550PS Turbo. Need to combine stonking performance with vastly improved in-town fuel economy? Then, it's worth giving one of the hybrid models a look. 


What other cars are similar to the Porsche Cayenne Coupe?

The Porsche is similar to large coupe-style SUVs such as the Audi Q8, BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe, although you’ll have to go for a performance model of either to get a car that’s as sharp to drive as the Cayenne Coupe. You could also consider the Maserati Levante or Range Rover Velar.

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Porsche Cayenne Coupe Front Interior

On the inside

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Driving

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Cost to run

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Prices and Specs

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