Porsche Cayenne Review — The Definitive Sports Utility Vehicle

The Porsche Cayenne redefined the category, proving that practicality and pulse-pounding performance can coexist. This week, we’re taking things a step further by exploring the sporty Porsche Cayenne Coupe. Find this Porsche Cayenne for sale on DubiCars by 111 Motors.


The Cayenne debuted in 2002, marking a significant shift for the brand. Not only was it their first four-door car, but it was also their first foray into the SUV market since the 1950s. The Cayenne proved to be a hit, and Porsche continued to develop and refine it over the years. Read about the history & generations of the Porsche Cayenne.

Then, in 2020, Porsche unveiled the Cayenne Coupe. This new model offered a sportier take on the Cayenne with a sleeker, sloping roofline, catering to drivers who desired the practicality of an SUV with a more coupe-like driving experience. So, while the Cayenne Coupe is a recent addition to the Porsche lineup, it extends the legacy of the Cayenne, a core Porsche model for over two decades.

Exterior Design

The Cayenne Coupe blends sporty design cues with the functionality of an SUV. The most noticeable change for 2024 is a sharper front fascia with new, angular HD Matrix LED headlights and a redesigned bumper. This refresh aligns the Cayenne Coupe with Porsche’s current design language. 

The sloping roofline differentiates it from the traditional SUV silhouette of its sibling. Apart from the sloping roofline, there are two spoilers, one of which is active. There is also a quad exhaust setup, which is an optional extra on our review model.

Other exterior features include:

  • Optional 21-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual spoilers
  • Blacked-out Paint Scheme
  • Smoked headlamps & taillamps
  • Blacked-out badges

Interior Design

The interior of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne Coupe takes a significant leap forward in technology and design compared to previous models. Despite the sloping roofline, the Cayenne Coupe offers ample headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers. 

The most striking change is the new dashboard layout dominated by three curved digital displays. Ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof further enhance the cabin ambience.

High-quality leather upholstery and soft-touch materials create a luxurious and comfortable cabin. Porsche offers a variety of colour combinations and stitching options to personalise the interior according to your taste. Our review unit had a red and black colour scheme that matched the SUV’s sportiness.

Technology & Features

  • 12.6-inch Instrument Cluster
  • 12.3-inch Infotainment
  • 10.9-inch optional passenger display
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • 10-speaker Audio
  • Four-zone Climate Control
  • LED Lighting
  • Powered & Heated Front Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • 360-degree Camera
  • 11 Airbags
  • TPMS
  • ISOFix Child Safety Seat Anchors
  • Level 1 ADAS

Engine & Transmission

The Cayenne is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo petrol V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels via the AWD system.

3.0-litre Turbo Petrol V6
Max Power348hp
Peak Torque500Nm
0 to 100km/h5.7 seconds
Top Speed272km/h

Driving Impressions

Engine & Gearbox:

The V6 delivers a good amount of power that feels readily available. While powerful for a base model, it won’t pin you back in your seat. It tackles daily commutes and highway cruising with ease. The 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission excels at smooth and seamless gear changes.

Suspension & Handling:

Porsche engineers have managed to create a chassis that feels light on its feet and responsive in corners. This translates to a more engaging driving experience. The Cayenne Coupe’s active suspension leans towards a firmer feel to achieve its sharp handling. Standard all-wheel drive provides excellent traction and stability in all weather conditions.

Review Verdict

If you were ever looking for a family SUV providing the most engaging experience behind the wheel, the Cayenne Coupe should be your top choice. It offers a perfect blend of reliability, luxury, practicality and performance that you take to the streets, dunes and even the race track.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe Price in the UAE

Prices of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe in the UAE start at AED 395,300 for the base-spec model. While the top-spec Cayenne Turbo GT costs AED 846,900 as per the brand’s official website. This particular Cayenne Coupe we reviewed comes with a couple of optional extras and is listed for sale on DubiCars at AED 495,000 from 111 Motors.

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