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The Top Gear car review:Porsche Cayenne

Overall verdict
A lesson in technical brilliance, the Cayenne handles deftly and has a lovely cabin.


Monstrously fast and monstrously capable


Monstrous-looking and expensive to run, has a certain image


What is it?

A car we want to hate. Only it’s a bit good and helps pay for more extreme 911s. The Cayenne might finally be growing into its awkward skin, but it’s always been something of an over-achiever. Sure, it can off-road, but its real ability lies on the road, where it drives with quite silly pace and ability for a 4x4. 

It was facelifted last year, with a Macan-style front end and enhancements for all the engines. Big news is plug-in tech for the hybrid, but all are greener.  

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
Turbo S 5dr Tiptronic S
4.1s 267g/km 24.6 570 £121,550
The cheapest
Diesel 5dr Tiptronic S
7.3s 173g/km 41.5 262 £53,875
The greenest
S E-Hybrid 5dr Tiptronic S
5.9s 75g/km 85.6 416 £65,784
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