2021 Porsche Cayenne
- $68,000-$165,000 (estimated)
- Fall 2020
What to expect
- GTS trim could be in the offing
- Advanced chassis tech for maximum handling performance
- Plenty of options for utmost customization
- Part of the third Cayenne generation introduced for 2019
What is the Cayenne?
The Porsche Cayenne is arguably the most sport-oriented of all the full-size luxury SUVs with good acceleration and enjoyable handling, even with the entry-level trim. The lineup offers a diverse range of powertrains, topping out with the 671-horsepower plug-in Turbo S E-Hybrid.
Lacking from the Cayenne lineup, though, is the almost de rigueur GTS trim level, something that's been available on previous Cayenne generations as well as nearly every other model Porsche offers. If a GTS trim were to materialize for 2021, we think it'd be likely to use a detuned version of the Turbo's V8 engine and incorporate special exterior and interior trim to help set it apart.
BMW's X5 and Mercedes-Benz's GLE offer the strongest competition to the Cayenne but tend to prioritize luxury over sport. That said, both brands do offer high-performance variants that are more than capable of giving the Porsche a run for its, and your, money.
Heading into 2021, the Porsche Cayenne is unlikely to see any major updates with the exception of the possible addition of a GTS trim level. We're fans of the GTS trim on other Porsches, including the Panamera, 718 Cayman and Macan, and think it would add value to the lineup.