2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Review

  • Truly impressive handling for a crossover SUV
  • Wide selection of powerful engines available
  • Exquisite interior and build quality
  • Plenty of customization options
  • Quite a few optional features should be standard given the price tag
  • Gloss-black interior panels can look dirty almost immediately
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Fans are weak at low speeds and too noisy at high speeds
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid is the new range-topping powertrain
  • Part of the third Cayenne generation introduced for 2019

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne is one of the few SUVs that can rival a high-performance sports car in handling and acceleration capability. And while that might be expected from an SUV wearing the Porsche badge, the degree to which it combines that performance with traditional SUV versatility impresses us.

Befitting a Porsche, it far surpasses its competitors in its handling abilities, making it a true pleasure to drive. The powertrain range is diverse, including two powerful V6 engines, a turbocharged V8 and two plug-in models — including the new, range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid. There is also a bevy of performance enhancements, an off-road package, and more luxury and safety options than you thought were possible.

It has a few downsides — including poor rear visibility, a smaller-than-average cargo area and a high price tag. These minor drawbacks aren't enough to keep us from recommending the Cayenne, however. If you're in the market for a performance-minded SUV, or just want a well-rounded luxury crossover, you should put the 2020 Porsche Cayenne on your short list.

Notably, we picked the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo as one of Edmunds' Fastest SUVs for 2019.

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Small upgrades improve the third generation of Porsche's bread-and-butter SUV. The turbocharged V6 engine and eight-speed transmission make for better driving and fuel efficiency, and revamped infotainment is among the best in class. This Cayenne builds a strong case for buyers whose life circumstances preclude a 911.
You don't expect a large SUV to feel so quick. But when it wears a Porsche badge, it's expected. Even the base Cayenne unspools steady streams of power from any double-digit speed. We tested the Cayenne with the V6. Zero to 60 mph takes just 5.3 seconds, which is impressive for a big SUV that tips the scales at 4,700 pounds. The transmission is well-calibrated, but the brake pedal stroke is a little longer than expected for a Porsche.

Handling is superb. Our tester — with 21-inch wheels, PASM and the Sport Chrono package — produces seemingly endless amounts of grip in curves. Steering is a little heavier than an SUV requires but certainly plays into the Cayenne's sporting pretensions.
Porsche's secret sauce for combining athletic and confident handling with a firm and cushy luxury ride quality is on full display in the Cayenne. The ride quality from the PASM/air suspension combo is firm but comfortable — a Porsche hallmark.

The standard seats stay comfortable over long distances for a range of body types, though drivers pushing it through corners might want for additional lateral bolstering. Some exterior noise seeps in, but smaller-diameter tires and optional noise-insulated glass might reduce it.
A broad range of driving positions and roomy quarters allow the Cayenne to feel either like a proper sports car — such as a 911 — or a more conventional SUV. Though it has the same number of seats as the smaller Macan, the increased wheelbase provides plenty of room for all passengers. It's easy to slide in and out of.

The cockpit controls have a quality feel to them, with knurled dials and rocker switches. Unfortunately, some are placed awkwardly and tightly in front of the gear selector, but these are redundant since most are found on the steering wheel.
The redesigned infotainment is a highlight of this new Cayenne, and the wide touchscreen is the centerpiece. It features one of the best interfaces in the class, with easy, intuitive use and deep configurability. Keep microfiber towels handy, though, because the screen smudges easily. The base sound system is fine, but serious audiophiles will want the optional Bose or Burmester upgrade.

The system isn't comprehensive, however. Android Auto is not available, and voice recognition doesn't offer much in the way of natural speech detection. Though Porsche's business model stands on the shoulders of its extensive options list, some basic driver assistance features should be standard.
The Cayenne offers real daily usefulness, though interior storage is lower than many competitors. With the 40/20/40-split rear seats folded, there's just 60.3 cubic feet of cargo storage — less than some compact crossovers — but the shape is useful. Plus, you can opt for an (admittedly expensive) air suspension that lowers the rear for easing cargo in.

You'll find a few cubbies throughout the cabin, but none are especially roomy. While there's not much interior space for diaper bags and other baby gear, you'll be able to fit child seats without a problem thanks to easily accessed Isofix anchors. If your toys are the kind you haul around, the Cayenne can tow up to 7,713 pounds.
The base Cayenne is rated at 21 mpg combined (19 city/23 highway). We were able to mostly duplicate that number in a week's worth of testing miles that featured a combination of city traffic and urban freeway driving.
It's hard to qualify the Cayenne as a great value, especially when many rivals offer a similar luxury experience for less. But even when you're not exploring the Cayenne's unrivaled performance limits, the top-notch build quality justifies the cost. Even at this price, there are competitors — such as the Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the Maserati Levante — that just aren't as well-rounded.

Once you plunk down money at the dealership, it'll be a while before you have to shell out for unforeseen costs. The Cayenne's basic and powertrain warranties, along with roadside assistance, are good for four years/50,000 miles.
Is it an SUV with a sports-car complex? Or a sports car built with the utility of an SUV? With the Cayenne, it doesn't matter. It goes fast and handles like a lower and smaller car, plus it can still act as an adventure getaway vehicle — a true best-of-both-worlds proposition.

Which Cayenne does Edmunds recommend?

Porsche is synonymous with performance, and that's why we'd skip right over the capable but uninspiring base model. Any other choice is a slam dunk — the plug-in hybrid models have more intuitive brake action than previous Cayenne hybrids, so we'd recommend those as well. For our money, the Cayenne S and the E-Hybrid both offer sufficient power and have their own unique performance upgrades over the standard model, but the high-octane Turbo models are tons of fun too.

Porsche Cayenne models

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne is a performance-oriented midsize luxury SUV available  in five trim levels: base, S, E-Hybrid, Turbo and Turbo S E-Hybrid. These trim levels mainly differ by what engine is under the hood, though they do typically include a few extra features with each step up as well. All come with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The base Cayenne is nothing to sneeze at, with sufficient performance coming from its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (335 horsepower, 332 lb-ft). Standard features include 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, heated and power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 40/20/40-split rear seat, partial leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a 12.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a 10-speaker audio system with four USB-C ports, Apple CarPlay functionality, and satellite and HD radio.

The Cayenne S comes with a turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine (434 hp, 406 lb-ft), the Power Steering Plus option (PSP reduces steering effort at low speeds), PASM and a panoramic sunroof.

The E-Hybrid is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine aided by an electric motor (455 hp, 516 lb-ft combined). It is equipped similarly to the base Cayenne but adds PASM and the Sport Chrono package.

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo replaces the V6 engine with a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (541 hp, 561 lb-ft). Over and above the standard Cayenne, the Turbo includes 21-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, an air suspension with PASM, upgraded brakes, Power Steering Plus, a faux suede headliner, auto-dimming mirrors, a power-adjustable steering wheel, upgraded front sport seats with memory settings, front and rear heated seats, leather upholstery and a 14-speaker Bose audio system.

The Turbo S E-Hybrid marries the Turbo's V8 with the plug-in hybrid system, producing a total of 670 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque. On top of the Turbo's features, the Turbo S E-Hybrid adds carbon-ceramic brakes, a heated steering wheel, the Sport Chrono package, and a pair of performance upgrades — Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus.

Many features that come standard on upper trim levels can be ordered as stand-alone options. Indeed, like other Porsches, the Cayenne is one of the most customizable vehicles you can buy.

Then you've got even more choices from a dizzying list of options, most of which are available on all Cayenne trims. It starts with two main packages — Premium and Premium Package Plus — both of which bundle popular options that are otherwise available separately. Key options include the Assistance package (a head-up display, a 360-degree parking camera, night vision, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control) and rear-axle steering (reduces the Cayenne's turning radius). An off-road package, massaging front seats, ventilated front and rear seats, four-zone climate control, a 21-speaker Burmester audio system, and a dual-screen rear entertainment system are other significant offerings.

There's also an extensive interior customization program, with extensive veneer options, different upgraded leathers, and colors for the deviated seat-belts. The only limit on what you can customize is how much your pocketbook can handle.

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Porsche Cayenne.

Average user rating: 3.1 stars
7 total reviews
5 star reviews: 28%
4 star reviews: 14%
3 star reviews: 28%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 30%

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1/5 stars, Worst car purchase I have ever made, .....
Bjorn A Jakobsen,
E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
..... maybe because PORSCHE was supposed to be "the little extra" that I expected from this kind of a luxury vehicle,,, but no. I purchased the car late 2019 and it was delivered to me the 20th of December (2019) so I have now owned my Cayenne for one year and soon 3 months with a today 30 thousand km on the meter. Problems started already from the first week with gear shifter that didn´t want to enter D nor R after starting up, had to turn off and on ignition two or three times before it worked, I thought perhaps I was not holding down the brake pedal hard enough or to hard just because I was not be completely familier yet with the new car...? Then, before reporting this issue, I experienced a couple of times that the car was unlocked and the hatch door wide open when I came to the car in the morning?? Luckily I was at my own house with a good secured parking and with video surveillance so I went through the videos minute by minute and saw the hatch door when it opened.... it was a cat walking under the tail bumper that set off the automatic door opener ... the problem is that my bedroom, where my key was is about 60 meters away from the car?? Also the fuel lid started to open while I was driving on the highway. So. of course I then went to the Porsche Center (3 hours drive) to seek out the problems and after one day at the garage they told me that the problem should now have been resolved by a compleate update of the computer good service and polite personel, top! I drive back home and expected all being as it should BUT... when parking my car in the garage the hatch door opens by it self and scratches off the car paint towards the brick wall..pfff I called the Porsche Center and they promissed to do their very best to solve this and of course to have the door fixed and painted but to give them a bit time while contacting the Porsche main office in order to see if it is a known problem with a solution. Same weekend I went on a beach trip with my family when the car was impossible to open with the electronic key so I took out the manual key but not even that could open the car, it was dead and compleatly locked... Four hours later the Porsche team came with a service car and a Macan to borrow me while my own Cayenne was at the garage, also good service, but now I really started to regret my purchase. The weeks that followed continued with the same problems with basically electronic issues and updates after updates without solving the issues, so I started to communicate with the sales guy and the directour of Porsche to find a solution, I offered even to exchange my Cayenne for a Panemera and pay the differance of more than 100.000 US$ but they offered me in exchange to give me 90.000 US$ for the Cayenne (that I seven months before paid 150.000 US$ for) and delivery of the new car in May-June 2021. By the way, to understand the prices, we are living in Costa Rica, Central America. I still drive the Porsche (with all the problems) since Porsche is not able to fix the shitty Cayenne nor willing to solve it by exchanging it within reasonable terms. I am now waiting for my new BMW X5M Competition, BMW gave me 110.000 US$ for the Cayenne and a discount of 8%, they deliver my new car in April and I get to drive the Cayenne till then without restriction on km or other issues, that is service with respect and honor!! PORSCHE, LEARN YOUR LESSON
3/5 stars, only one thing good
jeff,
E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
I found only one thing I love about this Cayenne Hybrid, the driving on high way. fast and quiet, much better then my BMW and Volvo. Others like infotainment is horrible, rear kick close truck defect , once a while check engine light on., music control can't replay.

2020 Porsche Cayenne videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] CARLOS LAGO: Right here is the all new third generation Porsche Cayenne. We've come all the way to Greece to drive it. But before we do that, let's talk about what's different between this version and the previous generation. Up front you have new headlights for the new character and the lights. You'll see more and more headlights of this style across Porches as they come out. But the big difference is this wide grill that runs almost the entire width of the body. But this visual appearance is something that makes it feel a bit wider than the previous model. You also might not notice until you look up close is the Cayenne now has staggered wheels. The front wheel and tire are a little bit smaller than the rear wheels. You have a light bar that now runs across the entire of the rear. That's something that you would see on the 911 Carrera 4, and it's a nice little design element that brings some cohesion across the Porsche brand. And, of course, this is the turbo so it gets unique exhaust pipes-- [CAR ENGINE] --and up around 540 horsepower. So we're inside the new Cayenne Turbo. Of course, we're driving the Turbo model, because who could say no to 540 or 550 odd horsepower? The first thing you notice is, of course, the acceleration. There's a ton of it. This thing delivers power very quickly-- immediately when you crack the throttle-- and it's very satisfying. The second thing that's really impressive about this particular Cayenne is the steering. There's an immediate sensation of rotation that comes from the vehicle when you start cracking the wheel. But the real thing I've noticed with driving this Cayenne is the nimbleness that Porsche has managed to find in what effectively is a large SUV-- a large, powerful, and heavy SUV. There's just an eagerness that the Cayenne displays as soon as you turn the wheel. It feels very satisfying. Not a lot of feedback coming from the road itself, but the control you get through the steering wheel feels really good. Now, there's a couple of things that could be helping that. This vehicle-- this Turbo-- is optioned with rear wheel steering that's going to turn the rear wheels in and out of phase with the front wheels depending on the speed you're going which can help you turn in tightly like we just did there or keep you stable at high speeds. We've also got a Torque Vectoring Plus system on this vehicle that's selectively overdriving the outside rear wheel to help the thing rotate in corners. Now, one of the reasons I appreciate this nimbleness is because we're driving this car in Greece and their roads are basically a lane and a half wide and don't have center markings on them. And as we've been going pretty quick, it's been I feel like I can put this vehicle exactly where I want it to be in each corner. That's something you don't expect from an SUV so it's nice when it delivers that. Of course, this is a Porsche so there is a higher expectation on the sports car-like behavior. And so far it feels like the Cayenne is delivering that experience quite handily. But the road quality gives us a chance to talk about the suspension. All the Cayennes we've been driving so far have the optional air suspension. And when you take it out of sport mode-- like I'm going to do right now-- the ride does calm down appreciably. It feels like a very smooth riding vehicle. And that's impressive because all the cars we've been driving have 20 inch or 21 inch wheels. That's a lot of wheel to be moving around and a lot of weight to be moving around and controlling. But this air suspension-- this adaptive air suspension-- seems to do a really good job on rough roads like this one. Another thing I've noticed driving this car so far is how quiet it is. We have optional acoustic and thermally treated glass. And right now it's doing a great job of eliminating a lot of the wind buffeting, exhaust sound, and other exterior unpleasantness that you would not want to hear in a luxury car. It's a very quiet experience inside this vehicle and that's nice because this is also a luxury car with a luxury price tag. The vehicle we're driving right now is optioned up to about $155,000. A lot of money but you're also getting a lot of car for that money. We should also talk about some of the brake options. You have the normal breaks like you would on any standard vehicle. And then there's this carbon ceramic brakes-- like you'd expect from a Porsche sports cars-- but in between there's a tungsten carbide coated brake option. Now, what that is there's a coating on the brakes that helps them last longer, provide more braking force, and reduce brake dust. And Porsche says they should last longer than the standard brakes. So hopefully the ownership costs won't be as long either. A lot of the stuff that's come from the most recent Panamera has looked really nice and worked really well. Down here at the bottom there touch sensitive controls for most of the vehicles functions and when you touched them there's a little haptic response, or a little feedback, that you get in the form of a vibration. It works generally well, of course I would prefer real buttons but this is what you get. The only downside I can think of so far is that this piano black finish is going to attract all kinds of fingerprints, smudges, and hairs and oil and stuff. So you want to keep some kind of cloth with you if you want to keep that clean. With this being the twin-turbo V8 you would expect massive performance out of the Turbo model. The base model and the S-- which use V6s-- the base model has a single turbocharger, the S has a twin turbocharged engine. Both of those supply decent acceleration too. You'd probably be totally fine with the base model, although the GPS is a little bit faster-- as you would expect from having 100 horsepower more. That turbo is just ridiculous in terms of acceleration. But again, that's what happens when you have 500 plus horsepower. Cayenne's nimbleness is quite an accomplishment but that's kind of what we expect from Porsche these days. This is a company that keeps making extraordinarily high performing vehicles that have less than 400 horsepower. So they keep setting the bar for themselves. And they keep overcoming it. This being a large SUV, it's important to talk about things that may not be as exciting as horsepower. There's plenty of head, leg, shoulder room in both front and rear seats. The optional sports seats have the head rest integrated into the seat back-- kind of like what you would expect out of a sports car-- but they don't seem to affect the rear seating space at all. It's pretty comfortable back there-- at least for the outboard seats. There's little bit more cargo capacity in the back as well. So if you're concerned about hauling a bunch of stuff there's a solution there. One of the other features improving the handling on this vehicle is an active anti-roll system. While previous Cayennes used a hydraulic actuated system, this one is electronically controlled by the 48-volt system that Cayenne now has. What does that mean? Well, it means it works and you can't really feel it working. You just notice the vehicle stays flat in corners and stays pretty smooth on the road because that would be the advantage of adjusting the anti-roll. Where it doesn't work when you're going straight but it works when you're in the corners. But you can tell that it's working because there's a little display in the gauge cluster here that tells you, hey you're getting some active anti-roll here and some here and here. But other than that you just notice that this vehicle just handles really well. As far as performance goes the base Cayenne Porsche says will do zero to 60 in the high fives. And the S and Turbo models will do zero to 60 a second faster than each. So you have high fours and high threes. That's a lot of performance, especially out of the Turbo vehicle. But hey, again, it's a Porsche. Overall this first impression of the Cayenne is a very good one. And we're eager to test it more once it shows up on our shores in some time next year-- like July or something. [MUSIC PLAYING] Well, thank you for watching. If you would like to see more videos like this, keep it tuned right here and be sure to visit edmunds.com.

2019 Porsche Cayenne Test Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Porsche Cayenne, but since the 2020 Porsche Cayenne is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$81,100
MPG & Fuel
N/A City / N/A Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 455 hp @ 5250 rpm
Torque: 516 lb-ft @ 1000 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 193.7 in. / Height: 66.8 in. / Width: 78.1 in.
Curb Weight: 5164 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 22.7 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Cayenne safety features:

Night Vision Assist
Helps drivers navigate dark roads with the help of a thermal imaging camera.
Pedestrian Protection
Detects unsighted pedestrians and automatically applies the brakes to help prevent a collision.
InnoDrive
Assists the driver in navigating unfamiliar roads using GPS-based navigation, topography, and road sign and speed limit information.

Porsche Cayenne vs. the competition

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Porsche Cayenne

2019 Porsche Macan

2019 Porsche Macan

Porsche Cayenne vs. Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan is smaller and less expensive than the Cayenne, but this baby Porsche crossover is just as desirable. The Macan costs more and has less cargo and passenger room than its compact SUV rivals, but there's no denying it offers a better driving experience than most.

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Porsche Cayenne vs. BMW X5

The Cayenne and the BMW X5 are close rivals, and we like both for different reasons. The BMW is more practical than the Porsche, with greater passenger and cargo room. It's also fun to drive, which can't be said of many of its rivals. However, the Cayenne offers better driving dynamics and a more diverse powertrain lineup.

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Porsche Cayenne vs. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

While the Porsche Cayenne is priced similarly to the Range Rover Sport, its options list and status are better matched with the top-dog Land Rover Range Rover. The Range Rover is the larger and bulkier of the two. But its off-road prowess is exceptional, which comes at the expense of sportiness — this big lug feels heavy around bends. Unless you absolutely need the Range Rover's cargo room or adventurous attitude, the Cayenne gets the win. It's more comfortable and refined, and it boasts a far superior infotainment system.

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2020 Porsche Cayenne review

What is it?

Porsche completely redesigned the Cayenne just last year, but the luxury automaker is far from done tinkering with its midsize SUV. Next up is a coupe-style variant for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne. Like its rivals such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe, this coupe doesn't constitute a two-door body style. Instead, it features an aggressively swept roofline for an arguably more attractive profile, at the expense of rear headroom and cargo capacity.

There's also a new range-topping powertrain for standard and coupe models. An upgrade over the existing E-Hybrid, the new Turbo S E-Hybrid turns the performance wick up considerably with a plug-in version of the Turbo's V8. Power output for this uber-ute stands at 670 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque, versus the Turbo's 541 hp and 568 lb-ft.

Why does it matter?

Though SUV coupes are less popular than their conventionally styled siblings, a more stylish body style fits right in line with Porsche's sports-car ethos. To bolster this image, a number of the Cayenne's optional performance upgrades come standard on the Cayenne Coupe. These include Porsche Active Suspension Management, the Sport Chrono package and 20-inch wheels, which can be equipped with sticky summer tires to maximize traction on asphalt. The fact that the Cayenne Coupe is available with the Cayenne's full complement of engine choices means Porsche is fully committed to this more specialized model.

The Turbo S E-Hybrid appeals to two different types of luxury buyer. As evidenced by the existence and popularity of Tesla's high-output Performance variants, even eco-conscious buyers are enticed by neck-snapping acceleration. Conversely, the Turbo S E-Hybrid gives shoppers who value speed both a boost to their eco cred and the ability to run on electric power — saving on trips to the gas station — when not driving the Cayenne to its limits.

What does it compete with?

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe competes against a trio of German rivals that sacrifice practicality for style. The BMW X6 impresses with a serene interior and an increased emphasis on technology. The Audi Q8 has more rear headroom than rivals, and acceleration from its turbocharged V6 is competitive. And while it hasn't been officially announced yet, we expect to see a new generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe based on the recently redesigned GLE.

The Turbo S E-Hybrid has few direct competitors since no rivals produce a super hybrid. In terms of price, the Cayenne costs almost the same as its corporate cousin, the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid. The Bentley uses the same powertrain configuration as the Cayenne E-Hybrid but weighs more, so its estimated 0-60 mph time of 5.2 seconds is quite far off the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid's 3.6-second sprint. But if you can sacrifice a bit of outright acceleration and handling prowess, the Bentley's interior truly stuns with materials of superlative quality.

How does it drive?

The Cayenne Coupe's standard 3.0-liter V6 moves the base model without complaint. It goes about its business in a workaday manner, never feeling overstressed nor especially sporty. The S model's twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 isn't vastly more urgent in day-to-day driving and is slightly more likely to be caught off-boost at low speeds. But it has noticeably more punch when you give it the spurs. This zestier engine better matches the chassis.

No such ambiguity exists with the Turbo. With prodigious power and an exhaust note that announces attitude, the Turbo means business. There's effortless thrust available at all revs. And you'll want plenty of open road ahead if you plan on flooring the throttle for more than a half-dozen seconds. It's properly quick. But it's also expensive, with a base price that is more than $41,500 dearer than that of the S model one rung beneath it. To be fair, Turbos are equipped as standard with features that are optional on lesser trims.

We haven't driven the Cayenne Coupe with the S E-Hybrid powertrain but have tested it in the standard Cayenne. Around town, it feels very much like the more pedestrian E-Hybrid. That is to say that mild to moderate acceleration is easy to modulate, and thrust feels linear after the battery depletes. In short, you'd never know there was a 670-hp monster under the hood.

The Turbo S E-Hybrid is pricier still, representing a $35,400 increase over the Turbo. Stomp the accelerator pedal and you'll know exactly where your extra money went. Acceleration is explosive at speed, and even more so if you engage launch control from a dead stop. It's unbelievable that an SUV this large and heavy can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

That's only 0.3 second quicker than the Turbo, but the Turbo S E-Hybrid has a few extra tricks to justify the significant price increase. Several of the Turbo's options — including carbon-ceramic brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, and the Sport Chrono package — are all standard on the Turbo S E-Hybrid.

What's the interior like?

Essentially lifted intact from the Cayenne, the Cayenne Coupe's cabin is an exceptionally inviting, attractive and comfortable place. The space is contemporary and comprehensively rich-looking. Despite the lower roofline, front headroom is ample and forward visibility doesn't noticeably suffer. The vast rear roof pillars heavily obscure the view over your shoulder, but the backup display is among the best we've encountered. It truly makes reversing an eyes-forward operation.

While the standard Cayenne has plenty of headroom and legroom in both rows, the Cayenne Coupe is a different story. To preserve some headroom in the back, rear passengers will sit about 1.2 inches lower when compared to a standard Cayenne. As such, there's still headroom to spare, even for 6-foot passengers. This height affects the ease of getting in and out of the vehicle. And it means that shorter rear-seat passengers may be stuck staring at the door panels — nothing inspires an early round of are-we-there-yets like not having a view. Then again, the Cayenne Coupe is catering to different needs than the standard Cayenne, and the buyer must be willing to accept these trade-offs.

The sleeker roofline also causes reductions to the Cayenne Coupe's ultimate cargo capacity, but it's not a deal-breaker. Behind the seatbacks is about 22 cubic feet of cargo space, which actually isn't too far behind the regular Cayenne's 27.1-cubic-foot cargo area. While battery packs and other plug-in hybrid components typically eat into a car's cargo space, the E-Hybrid and S E-Hybrid barely reduce the size of the cargo area at all.

How practical is it?

The standard Cayenne offers enough space to either carry five people in comfort or a fair amount of bulky cargo. The Cayenne Coupe requires a bit more planning since the smaller cargo area and rakish door openings will reduce the number of stuff you can carry. There's decent interior storage. While the front center console isn't cavernous, the door pockets will hold larger water bottles and assorted knickknacks.

What else should I know?

Though the Cayenne Coupe puts performance first, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention its tech features. The touchscreen's sharp display and quick responses are terrific, and the broad landscape layout is useful when tiling functions. Its numerous menus demand a period of acclimatization, but it's fairly intuitive overall. Our only complaints are centered around the touch-sensitive center console buttons, which require too much glance time and are easy to trigger inadvertently when reaching for the touchscreen. Likewise, new users will invariably mistake the zoom knob for volume control.

Edmunds says

There are few vehicles — high-performance luxury SUVs or otherwise — that are as well-rounded as the Porsche Cayenne. Whether you're looking for an SUV that's practical or slinky — or fast or fuel-efficient (or all four!) — there's a Cayenne variant to suit your needs.

FAQ

Is the Porsche Cayenne a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Cayenne both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. You probably care about Porsche Cayenne fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Cayenne gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Cayenne has 22.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Porsche Cayenne. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Porsche Cayenne?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne:

  • Turbo S E-Hybrid is the new range-topping powertrain
  • Part of the third Cayenne generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Porsche Cayenne reliable?

To determine whether the Porsche Cayenne is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Cayenne. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Cayenne's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Porsche Cayenne a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Porsche Cayenne is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Cayenne and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Cayenne is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Porsche Cayenne?

The least-expensive 2020 Porsche Cayenne is the 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $81,100.

Other versions include:

  • E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $81,100
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $161,900
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What are the different models of Porsche Cayenne?

If you're interested in the Porsche Cayenne, the next question is, which Cayenne model is right for you? Cayenne variants include E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). For a full list of Cayenne models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Porsche Cayenne

2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Overview

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is offered in the following styles: E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A).

What do people think of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Cayenne Hybrid 3.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Cayenne Hybrid.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Cayenne Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including E-Hybrid, Turbo S E-Hybrid, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid?

2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $99,800. The average price paid for a new 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $9,255 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,255 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $90,545.

The average savings for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 9.3% below the MSRP.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $187,580. The average price paid for a new 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $16,665 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $16,665 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $170,915.

The average savings for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 8.9% below the MSRP.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on new cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrids are available in my area?

2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Listings and Inventory

Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid for sale near you.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and all available trim types: E-Hybrid, Turbo S E-Hybrid. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Porsche Cayenne?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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