Andrea and Zack of Motormouth have reviewed the newest Porsche Cayenne and ask the question, is it still the best luxury SUV?
If you want an SUV with an entertaining and sporty drive, look no further than the Porsche Cayenne.
Our test model is the base Cayenne with a 3L turbocharged V6 and an 8-speed automatic transmission. It has 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque with standard AWD. You have to put premium fuel in this Cayenne. Other models available include, the Cayenne S, E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo, Turbo S E-Hybrid and Turbo GT. Horsepower power ranges from 335 on the base model to 670 combined horsepower on the Turbo S E-Hybrid.
What’s new for 2022? An updated infotainment system that now includes, wireless Apple Carplay and wired Android Auto. The Navigation system is quicker and the voice recognition software has been updated to better recognize instructions. There is also a new Platinum Edition trim which adds satin finishes to the exterior, black sport tailpipes, 21” RS Spyder design wheels, chalk seatbelts and brushed aluminum door entry sills.
This model comes with more standard features like a panoramic sunroof, Bose sound system and leather sport seats. It is available on the base Cayenne, S and E-Hybrid models.
The Cayenne offers standard features like a 12.3” touchscreen, 8-way power heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, 10-speaker audio system, power liftgate, LED headlights and LED taillights plus 19” wheels. We recommend adding the Premium Package for $6,970 CAD/$6,470 USD to get the panoramic sunroof, Bose surround system, comfort access, lane change assist, 14-way power seats with memory package and power steering plus.
The Premium Plus Package for $9,790 CAD/$8,950 USD has everything in the Premium Package plus ambient lighting, LED Matrix headlights, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and 4-zone climate control. If you are not interested in the packages but want a panoramic sunroof, you can add it for $2,120 CAD/$1,850 USD.
JD Power gives the 2022 Porsche Cayenne a quality and reliability score of 81/100 and an overall score of 82/100. The Cayenne starts at $79,200 CAD/$69,000 USD and the Platinum Edition Trim starts at $92,800 CAD/$79,000 USD.
To watch and read even more reviews, plus to see how the Porsche Cayenne ranks in the Best Luxury SUV and Best Mid-Size SUV rankings, just hit the links below:
- Porsche Cayenne Rankings, Ratings and Comparisons
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