2024 Porsche Cayenne: A Luxury Performance SUV

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2024 Porsche Cayenne
2024 Porsche Cayenne(Credits: CARANDDRIVER)

Porsche imbues every one of its vehicles, including SUVs like the 2024 Cayenne, with a fun-to-drive quality that is hard for competitors to match. Porsche draws on its decades-long tradition of producing sports cars.

The Cayenne’s carefully tuned chassis allows it to handle curves like a mid-size SUV, even though it is.

It is also fast, especially when equipped with one of its high-output powertrains, which include a twin-turbo V-8 and a plug-in hybrid that are also available.

2024 Porsche Cayenne
2024 Porsche Cayenne(Credits: CARANDDRIVER)

With a smooth ride, a quiet cabin, and a ton of tech and convenience features, Porsche’s biggest SUV is also opulent.

The Cayenne has plenty of agility to please its driver and lots of Porsche capacity for passengers and goods, even though it may not exceed a 911 Turbo in terms of performance. This year, the Cayenne receives a little stylistic update.

The outward changes need a sharp eye, but the Cayenne receives an interior redesign that includes a new steering wheel borrowed from the 911 sports vehicle, a new toggle-style shift lever positioned on the dashboard, and additional digital space on the dashboard. Porsche has also improved every aspect of its performance.

The E-Hybrid increases 9 horsepower, while the standard model obtains 13 more than before. The most significant improvement is made to the S variant, which trades in its twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 for a 468-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8.

2024 Porsche Cayenne Interior

The 2024 Cayenne’s interior features a revised dashboard with additional displays and a style influenced by the Taycan EV car. The 911 sports car’s steering wheel has been installed in lieu of the SUV’s, and the instrument cluster is now all digital.

2024 Porsche Cayenne
2024 Porsche Cayenne(Credits: CARANDDRIVER)

The center console’s storage nook may now be found there thanks to the toggle shifter that is installed on the dashboard. Inside the Cayenne, Porsche essentially offers clients a blank canvas to decorate any way they see appropriate.

Everything may be customized, almost always at a significant additional expense, including the surface materials, seatbelt colors, and interior trim.

The Cayenne provides enticing improvements like more supportive seats, massaging front seats, and four-zone temperature control in addition to conventional choices like heated and ventilated front and rear seats, for example.

The Porsche only has two rows, compared to competitors like the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, but at least the Cayenne’s back seat is flexible and offers enough room for stretching out. With a far larger luggage room and enough passenger capacity than any 911, the Cayenne entices Porsche fans.

2024 Porsche Cayenne
2024 Porsche Cayenne(Credits: CARANDDRIVER)

The front passenger and driver of the Cayenne look at a wall of digital gauges that runs the whole length of the dashboard. A 12.3-inch touchscreen in the middle supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A second (optional) 10.9-inch display for the front passenger is located to its right and, according to Porsche, can be used to stream videos because it has a safety function that obscures it from the driver’s view.

Behind the steering wheel, there is a dedicated 12.6-inch screen for the driver that displays information such as the trip computer, tachometer, and vehicle speed.

2024 Porsche Cayenne Performance

Porsche offers a variety of Cayenne configuration options, starting with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharger with 348 horsepower. The plug-in hybrid, also known as the E-Hybrid, has a turbocharged V-6 engine and an electric motor for a total of 463 horsepower.

A 468-hp twin-turbo V-8 with a fantastic exhaust note and amazing acceleration powers the Cayenne S. Porsche hasn’t officially announced the GTS trim at the top of the range yet, but we anticipate it will have even more power.

2024 Porsche Cayenne
2024 Porsche Cayenne(Credits: CARANDDRIVER)

An intelligent eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive go hand in hand with all engines. Even though it’s difficult to make something that weighs more than two tons move beautifully, the Cayenne’s engineers in Stuttgart were successful.

It was just as nimble and elegant as the model from the previous year.

All Cayenne models now come standard with adaptive dampers, and the majority of trims will now be available with extra performance features, including adjustable air suspension, four-wheel steering for better agility, and active anti-roll bars for flatter cornering.

2024 Porsche Cayenne
2024 Porsche Cayenne(Credits: CARANDDRIVER)

Although the EPA hasn’t yet provided fuel economy estimates for the 2024 Cayenne, we don’t anticipate significant improvements in this measure for the basic model despite its increased power.

With the turbocharged V-6 engine, the 2023 Cayenne was rated for 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway; the new model will likely stick closely to those ratings.

When we have a chance, we’ll test the new Cayenne’s fuel economy on our 75 mph highway test route and update this article with the findings. Visit the EPA website for additional details regarding the Cayenne’s fuel efficiency.

Thanks to an expanded battery pack that increases the anticipated useful capacity from 14.3 kilowatt-hours to 20.6 kilowatt-hours, the 2024 E-Hybrid should have a little longer range than previously.

We anticipate a range of about 25 miles, compared to the previous model’s maximum electric driving range of 15 miles. Porsche has also improved the onboard charger for the E-Hybrid to enable quicker charging times.

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