2023 Porsche Cayenne Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Trims

Porsche Cayenne Model Review at Porsche Ann Arbor

Porsche Cayenne

Key Features

  • Starting at $72,200 MSRP
  • Standard 3.0L single-turbo V6 with 335 horsepower / 332 lb-ft of torque (Cayenne), available 2.9L twin-turbo V6 with 434 horsepower / 405 lb-ft of torque (Cayenne S), or available twin-turbocharged V8 with 541 or 453 horsepower / 457 or 568 lb-ft of torque (Cayenne Turbo)
  • Eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox
  • Porsche Traction Management (PTM) AWD
  • Available rear-axle steering for increased agility and stability
  • Intensive use of aluminum reduces weight vs. previous generation
  • Optional Porsche Surface Coated Brakes (PSCB)
  • Available Burmester® 3D High-End Surround Sound System

Porsche Cayenne Exterior

About the Porsche Cayenne

Building on the proven formula that began in 2003, the Porsche Cayenne aims to push performance boundaries even further through technologies that significantly improve on-road performance and comfort. Drivers will have their choice of a variety of individual a variety of individual Cayenne models which are engineered to meet the needs of the most discerning luxury SUV buyers. The Cayenne is now more athletic both in appearance and driving performance thanks to bold styling cues and engineering developments. To complement its modern exterior, the interior carries many of the same design cues and technologies that made their debut on the Porsche Panamera.


What the Critics Say

“Now in its third generation, the Cayenne continues to truly be the Porsche of midsize crossovers. This SUV delivers the distinct aesthetic, thrilling performance, and posh interior associated with the Porsche brand with the versatility of a midsize luxury SUV, all with little compromise.” — Kelley Blue Book

“There are few vehicles — high-performance luxury SUVs or otherwise — that are as well-rounded as the Porsche Cayenne. Whether you’re looking for an SUV that’s practical or slinky — or fast or fuel-efficient (or all four!) — there’s a Cayenne variant to suit your needs.” — Edmunds


What’s New for 2023

Updates to the venerable Porsche Cayenne are generally small for the 2023 model year. The standard PCM infotainment software now boasts wireless Android Auto integration along with native Spotify capabilities. Other changes are evident when you glance at the exterior color options list. Chalk has been discontinued for 2023 while Jet Black Metallic has been replaced with a new Chromite Black Metallic color. Aside from those small tweaks, the Porsche Cayenne continues to excel using its successful formula.


Porsche Cayenne Features

Porsche Cayenne

Performance

The Porsche Cayenne is powered by a 3.0-liter single-turbo V6 making 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds (or 5.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package). The Cayenne S uses a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that makes 434 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds (or 4.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package) and continue on toward a top track speed of 164 MPH. A responsive eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission is included as standard equipment across the Cayenne line. Fully variable Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive is standard on all Cayenne models. Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) technology offers a finish that increases friction values while reducing wear and brake dust.

Porsche Cayenne Interior

Interior

First employed in the 918 Spyder, the Porsche Cayenne features an available Sport Chrono Package with individually configurable modes. The latest version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) adds a new level of connectivity. This advanced infotainment system includes a massive 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen display with intuitive controls, and is based on the newest PCM interface first fitted to the cutting-edge, all-electric Porsche Taycan. Now, this latest technology upgrade is standard in all versions of the Porsche Cayenne. Emphasis was placed on ease of use, including natural voice control, activated by simply saying “Hey Porsche.” Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration is also standard. PCM also offers the ability for a great degree of customization by saving preferred settings and menu layouts including up to six individual profiles. Sound systems from Bose® and Burmester® provide a concert-like listening experience in the Porsche Cayenne.

Porsche Cayenne Design

Design

While maintaining a strong visual connection to its predecessors, the Cayenne adopts eye-catching design elements that hint at how this generation builds upon its legacy. Enlarged air intakes in the front fascia along with horizontal light edges create a wider, more athletic appearance. Cargo area volume with the rear seats raised has increased by almost 15 percent over the previous generation to 27.19 cubic feet. The available Porsche Dynamic Light System (PLDS) or LED Matrix Beam headlights enhance the visual appeal of the Cayenne while providing illumination with exceptional clarity.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Cayenne Turbo

The third-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo raises the bar for performance in the segment with a twin-turbo four-liter V8 engine that delivers 541 horsepower. Improved driving dynamics are a direct result of innovations which include high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) technology, three-chamber air suspension, and staggered tire sizes. Representing gains over the previous generation, the Cayenne Turbo can rocket from 0 – 60 in just 3.7 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package on its way to a top track speed of 177 MPH. 18-way sport seats, seatbacks with integrated headrests, and standard heating functions for all outboard seats help ensure both drivers and passengers can enjoy unparalleled comfort and support.


Trims & Specs

Porsche Cayenne

Cayenne

  • Starting at $72,200 MSRP
  • Horsepower – 335
  • 0-60 MPH – 5.9 seconds
  • Top Track Speed – 152 MPH

Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

Cayenne Platinum Edition

  • Starting at $80,400 MSRP
  • Horsepower – 335
  • 0-60 MPH – 5.9 seconds
  • Top Track Speed – 152 MPH

Porsche Cayenne S

Cayenne S

  • Starting at $90,900 MSRP
  • Horsepower – 434
  • 0-60 MPH – 4.9 seconds
  • Top Track Speed – 164 MPH

Porsche Cayenne S Platinum Edition

Cayenne S Platinum Edition

  • Starting at $95,100 MSRP
  • Horsepower – 434
  • 0-60 MPH – 4.9 seconds
  • Top Track Speed – 164 MPH

Porsche Cayenne GTS

Cayenne GTS

  • Starting at $113,100 MSRP
  • Horsepower – 453
  • 0-60 MPH – 4.5 seconds
  • Top Track Speed – 167 MPH

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Cayenne Turbo

  • Starting at $135,900 MSRP
  • Horsepower – 541
  • 0-60 MPH – 3.9 seconds
  • Top Track Speed – 177 MPH