Used Porsche Cayenne for sale
First unveiled in 2002, the Cayenne was the very first SUV to be made by Porsche. It came at a time where SUV popularity was starting to gain traction, along with attracting new customers to the Porsche brand.
Here will be taking a look at the third generation which was unveiled in 2017 sporting classier looks, as the Cayenne did somewhat split opinion with its style when first launched.
The Cayenne is essentially a sports car wrapped in an SUV body, and benefits from a number of strengths:
- Properly capable SUV
- Sports car pace
- Impressive handling
- SUV and SUV-coupé bodystyles
Engines and Driving Experience
The Porsche Cayenne is by no means a gimmick of an SUV. It drives like a car which is the biggest complement you can pay an SUV. But don't think it can't perform well when the terrain gets tricky, as it has no problem being a sound off-roader too. All engines in this third generation are petrol, with some adopting hybrid technology:
- Cayenne/Cayenne Coupé: 3.0-litre turbo V6, 335bhp, 0 to 62mph in 6.2 seconds or 5.9 with Sport Chrono Package
- Cayenne E-Hybrid/Caynenne Coupé E-Hybrid: 3.0-litre turbo V6 with an additional electric motor, 456bhp, 0 to 62mph in 5.1 seconds
- Cayenne S/Cayenne Coupé: S: 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, 434bhp, 0 to 62mph in 5.2 seconds or 4.9 with Sport Chrono Package
- Cayenne GTS/Cayenne Coupé GTS: 4.0-litre V8, 454bhp, 0 to 62mph in 4.5 seconds with Sport Chrono Package*
- Cayenne Turbo/Cayenne Coupé Turbo: 4.0-litre V8, 542bhp, 0 TO 62mph in 4.1 seconds or 3.9 with Sport Chrono Package
- Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid/Cayenne Coupé Turbo S E-Hybrid: 4.0-litre V8, 671bhp, 0 to 62mph in 3.8 seconds with Sport Chrono Package*
*comes as standard
Practicality and Running Costs
Being a large SUV, most occupants should be able to get comfortable easily enough in a Cayenne, although the sloping roof of the Cayenne Coupé may see taller passengers find it trickier to get settled.
Boot space is a colossal 741 litres in the regular Cayennes, reduced to 645 litres for E-Hybrid models, as space is taken up by the electric motor. Boot space is also slightly decreased in the Cayenne Coupé models due to their sleeker appearance, and so you get 598 litres in the Turbo or 625 litres in the other versions, whilst E-Hybrid models are reduced further with 500 litres of boot space.
As for running costs, the Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé are performance SUVs so do come with considerable expenses. Realistically, the Turbo and GTS models will be returning mpg in the low 20mpg range, whilst the E-Hybrid models can return around 70mpg due to their electric wizardry.
Servicing will also mirror premium car prices, but specialists such as Stratstone Porsche will be able to help.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Like any Porsche of this era, the interior is incredibly well put together and boasts fine details, state-of-the-art tech and high quality material choice throughout.
True to tradition, an analogue rev counter takes centre stage in the instrument cluster, with accompanying digital dials, for a perfect balance of analogue driver engagement, with the modern style we have now come to expect from modern cars.
There is also a widescreen infotainment display which also adds to the wow factor of the interior.
As for safety, this generation of Cayenne received a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. This is thanks to kit including:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Night vision
- Cross-traffic alert
- Lane-keeping assist
- Brake assist
Is the Porsche Cayenne right for me?
If you are in the market for an SUV that has dynamics and performance like that of a high-calibre sports car, then the Porsche Cayenne is certainly worth a look.
It's good off-road too, but rivals such as the Range Rover Sport are even better off-road and can give the Cayenne a run for its money on-road, too.
Other dynamic SUVs like the BMW X5 are worth a look if you are looking at a regular Cayenne, whilst the BMW X6 offers a coupé-like SUV rival to that of the Cayenne Coupé.
Interestingly, the Porsche Cayenne is built on the Volkswagen Group MLB Evo platform, so cars such as the Audi Q8 and Volkswagen Touareg share a lot in common with the Cayenne, so it's worth checking those out. These will be considerably cheaper to buy also.
Why purchase a used Porsche Cayenne through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.