Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review 2022
Porsche Cayenne Coupe At A Glance
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The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is a desirable alternative to cars like the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. It’s incredible to drive with its V6 and V8 petrol engines offering a fantastic turn of pace, while plug-in hybrid variants mean it doesn’t have to cost the earth to run. You lose a bit of practicality compared to the standard Porsche Cayenne, but the interior is incredibly well finished and will be spacious enough for most families. The list price will make you wince - especially by the time you’ve added a few options - but it’s arguably worth every penny.
While there’s nothing more en vogue than a premium SUV, cars like the Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover and BMW X5 are now a little too popular for their own good. To really stand out these days, you need a more stylish (and less practical) version of last year’s must-have SUV.
That’s precisely what the Porsche Cayenne Coupe is. It’s not a ‘proper’ coupe like those that were popular in the ‘90s (remember the Ford Probe?), it’s simply a more rakish version of the Cayenne - just like the BMW X6 is a BMW X5 with a more sloping roofline.
It’s almost as practical as the Cayenne, save for a bit of headroom in the rear and a slightly smaller boot. But there’s still room for all the family and their belongings, plus it can still tow a caravan. Or a pony trailer.
And it's utterly fabulous inside. You won’t find any shortcuts here - everything’s extremely well finished and designed to make you feel good about blowing the best part of £100,000 on an SUV. Even the technology’s wonderful - a slick 12.3-inch digital display is standard across the Cayenne Coupe range, with fast responses and the feel of an expensive tablet.
The Cayenne Coupe’s engine line-up mirrors the standard car’s. That means you get a choice of V6 and V8 petrol engines, as well as plug-in hybrid derivatives. There are no diesels here - the devil’s juice just isn’t very Porsche.
It does mean that no Porsche Cayenne Coupe is particularly cheap to run, although the hybrid models can cover around 18 miles under electric power alone when fully charged. They’re not as good to drive as the standard V6 or V8 petrols, though - the extra weight of the batteries make the E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid feel rather bulky in the bends.
All models are fast, though - even the standard car with its turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine, which takes the Cayenne Coupe to 62mph in six seconds flat. Go for a V8 (the GTS, Turbo or Turbo S E-Hybrid) for maximum punch - as well as an epic soundtrack to match.
That’s the thing about the Cayenne Coupe. It just feels special. Sure, a Lamborghini Urus or Aston Martin DBX will turn more heads, but they’re significantly more expensive. The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is priced closer to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, yet will put a smile on your face more than either.