2024 Porsche Cayenne Review – Horsepower, Trims & Key Features
- Starting at $79,200 MSRP*
- Standard 3.0L single-turbo V6 with 348 horsepower / 368 lb-ft of torque (Cayenne) or available 4.0L twin-turbo V8 with 468 horsepower / 442 lb-ft of torque (Cayenne S) and eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox
- HD Matrix Design LED headlights
- Porsche Active Suspension Management and available adaptive air suspension
- Standard 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch central Porsche Communication Management (PCM), and available 10.9-inch display passenger-side display
- Available Porsche InnoDrive with Active Lane Keep and Intersection Assist
- Optional Adaptive Cruise Control with Evasion Assist and Turn Assist
About the Porsche Cayenne
Building upon the success of the first-generation model introduced in 2003, the Porsche Cayenne pushes the boundaries of performance with technological innovations, enhanced on-road exhilaration, and luxurious comfort. Now more striking than ever before, the athletic exterior of the Cayenne features new styling accents and engineering breakthroughs. Matching its bold styling, the interior of the Cayenne includes several of the same enhancements and technologies which debuted on the award-winning Porsche Panamera Taycan. At home on both paved stretches of tarmac and rugged mountain passes, the Cayenne continues to set the standard for today’s midsize luxury SUV with evocative styling, go-anywhere performance capabilities, and innovative tech features. Buyers have their choice of the well-appointed Cayenne or the sport-focused Cayenne S, each with its own unique persona.
What The Critics Say
“Porsche describes this upgrade as “one of the most extensive” in the company’s history. Porsche’s heritage comes from the sportier side of the automotive world, so it has made the Cayenne one of the few luxury midsize SUVs to bring genuine driver enjoyment. For those with the funds and the fascination, the new Cayenne is a must-consider.” — Kelley Blue Book
“The Porsche Cayenne has a knack for defying expectations; the midsize luxury SUV’s acceleration and handling defy its considerable curb weight. For the 2024 model year, things are only going to get better. A range of newly updated engines should contribute to the Cayenne’s entertaining driving dynamics ( . . . ) We also dig the muscular styling and tidy but modern interior design that Porsche added as part of the refresh.” — MotorTrend
What’s New for 2024
2024 marks the debut of the redesigned Porsche Cayenne, now sleeker and more athletic than ever before. Changes to its exterior appearance include new sculpted front fenders, HD Matrix Design LED headlights, and updated front and rear fascias. Adjustments to the interior are even more significant, highlighted by stunning new curved touchscreen displays including an available passenger-side display screen. In terms of performance, the Cayenne offers greater power than the outgoing variant. Its standard 3.0-liter turbo V6 receives a boost in power and the return of the popular twin-turbo V8 for the Cayenne S is sure to excite driving enthusiasts. Last but not least, the 2024 Cayenne also benefits from revised suspension tuning and an assortment of new exterior color choices.
Porsche Cayenne features
In terms of power, the Cayenne is motivated by a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 producing 348 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.7 seconds (or 5.4 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package). Step up to the Cayenne S and you’ll receive a potent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that delivers 468 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Cayenne S models can reach 60 MPH from a standstill in just 4.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono package and continue on toward a top track speed of 169 MPH. Also standard across the Cayenne range is a precision-tuned eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Contributing to both stability and comfort is standard automatically-adjusting Porsche Active Suspension Management. An available Sport Exhaust System provides a race-inspired soundtrack as you rocket down the straightaway with your Porsche Cayenne.
In keeping with the lineage of its predecessors, the Porsche Cayenne prominently features several design cues which represent a logical continuation to this model’s impressive legacy. Its front fascia includes enlarged air intakes in addition to horizontal light edges which give the Cayenne a wider, more confident look. With the rear seats in their upright position, cargo volume measures an impressive total of 27.3 cubic feet of space. Standard HD Matrix Design LED headlights boost the visual appearance of the Cayenne while delivering exceptionally clear illumination. Bold alloy wheel designs ranging from 20 to 22 inches in size provide the Cayenne with an immediately recognizable look, both at a standstill and while in motion.
Originally debuted inside the 918 Spyder, the Porsche Cayenne now includes a specialized Sport Chrono Package with individually configurable modes. You’ll experience a new level of connectivity with the most current version of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). A revised display and control concept for the Cayenne comes in the form of a massive 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen. PCM gives drivers the ability to customize their experience thanks to personalized layouts with space for up to six individual profiles. Specialized sound systems from BOSE® and Burmester® provide a concert-like listening experience in the Porsche Cayenne.
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration are also included as standard. Passengers will be excited to discover the dedicated passenger-side display screen, allowing them to interact with the system without disturbing the driver.
Trims & Specs
- Starting at $79,200 MSRP
- Horsepower – 348
- 0-60 MPH – 5.7 seconds
- Top Track Speed – 154 MPH
- Starting at $95,700 MSRP
- Horsepower – 468
- 0-60 MPH – 4.7 seconds
- Top Track Speed – 169 MPH