The posh SUV test
BMW X5 takes on Range Rover Sport TDV6 and Cayenne Diesel in the war of the big 4x4s
Posted: 12 Feb 2014
The Porsche is pitching a little differently. This is the second-gen Cayenne, on sale since 2010, and it's more of the same for Porsche's best-selling model. Not a particularly handsome car - still a bit... froggy... from certain angles - but neat and deft, and in this lowly-ish spec at least, a purer shape than the overblown Turbo variants, with noticeably more rake to the rear than either the BMW or the Range Rover, which makes it look smaller. Inside, it gets a rather flashy and high-riding central console, full of twinkly silver and a myriad of only slightly confusing buttons, the dash punctured by large silver vertical air vent lozenges. The seating position is more sports-orientated than the other two cars, but it feels natural enough.