2020 Porsche Cayenne

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2020 Porsche Cayenne
2020 Porsche Cayenne

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6 trims

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2020 Porsche Cayenne review: Our expert's take

By Fred Meier

The world didn’t exactly need another four-door SUV “coupe,” but Porsche did, and it’s making up for lost time with its new 2020 Cayenne Coupe. It’s silly to call these things “coupes,” but at least this one is from a company that also has a great line of actual coupes. The Cayenne Coupe follows the current fashion of taking a big SUV, trading practicality for a trendier look and jacking up the price over the SUV upon which it is based: The Cayenne Coupe starts just shy of $10,000 more than a squared-off Cayenne, at $76,550.

Related: 2019 Cayenne: Porsche Didn’t Mess With a Good Thing

Porsche is late to get into this competition. The Cayenne Coupe will challenge the X6 from BMW, which also already has the X4 and X2 SUV coupes; Mercedes-Benz offers coupe versions of its GLE– and GLC-Class SUVs; and Audi is in the game (sorta, given the more moderate profile) with the new Q8. Still, better to be a little behind the trend than too far ahead — a moment of silence here for the dearly departed Acura ZDX.

What you don’t get for more money with the Cayenne Coupe versus the Cayenne classic is more power. Under the hood of the base model is the same turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 putting out 335 horsepower, good for zero-to-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 151 mph. The top-of-the-line Cayenne Turbo Coupe gets the familiar twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 putting out 541 hp; Porsche puts its zero-to-60 time at 3.7 seconds and top speed at 178 mph.

The starting price for the Turbo, the only other model that will be offered at launch in the U.S. in the fall, is $131,350, a relative bargain at just $5,500 more than the Cayenne Turbo’s $125,850 entry price. If you check all the option boxes, including orange paint and black 22-inch wheels, you could pad the check to just shy of $200,000 (configurator here), or you could be more restrained and use the savings to also take home a Boxster for your weekend car.

Here are six things you do get with a base Cayenne Coupe versus a regular Cayenne for 10 grand more:

1. A (Much) Sleeker Roofline

The roof starts 0.78 inch lower, creating a shorter windshield, and front roof pillars curve back and down into a slightly broader rear end that’s better looking than most in this genre. As with the Panamera, the slope and shape of the back pillar are intended to evoke the 911 roofline.

2. A Glass Roof (Carbon Fiber Optional)

The standard roof is a fixed panoramic dark-glass panel (with a sunshade included). A carbon-fiber roof is optional as part of one of three “lightweight sports packages” that shave a few pounds from the hefty SUV.

3. Two Rear Spoilers

The sloping roof allows both a standard roof spoiler above the rear window and a standard adaptive spoiler below the window that rises 5.3 inches at speeds above 56 mph. The regular Cayenne makes do with a roof spoiler (adaptive on the Cayenne Turbo).

4. More Standard Performance Gear

The base model includes Porsche’s adaptive suspension, Sport Chrono Package with launch control and 20-inch wheels.

5. A Cozy Backseat

Standard individual sport seats create a backseat for two, though you can opt for the Cayenne-style bench. Porsche did not offer specs for room but noted that the Coupe’s rear seats are 1.18 inches closer to the floor (and your knees higher) to provide “plenty of headroom despite the vehicle’s sporty lowered silhouette.”

6. Less Cargo Space

Cargo space in the base model is 22 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 54.3 with the seat backs folded. That compares to 27.2 and 60.3 cubic feet, respectively, in the base version of the Cayenne SUV. The Turbo has even less room for your stuff, at 21.2 and 53.3 cubic feet.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 3.4
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

2.4

Car breaking safety issues

I've owned my new Cayenne 2020 S for less than a month before I had to bring it in for three (3) different issues: 1. Mechanical issue when breaking in sport mode. The car suddenly lunges forward when down shifting from 3rd to 2nd to 1st gear. It genuinely feels like you're getting rear ended every single time I break. They refuse to fix this breaking issue, despite a software fix existing in EMEA and APAC. 2. Four (4) different rattling noises. I don't know if they just sell damaged vehicles, or if mine was an outlier, but how do you have four (4) different rattling noises on a "new" car? 3. App connectivity issues. Look at the app store reviews for the Porsche Connect app - that will tell you all you need to know. I've never had such buyers remorse, and wish they would just take this lemon back. Definitely avoid.

4.1

Beautiful vehicle

Now that an initial manufacturing defect with my dashboard has been fixed and wood trim has been added, I really love my car. It is a palace on wheels and a truly amazing vehicle to behold. However, to get to this point, I've realized the following: 1) It's critical to find a quality Porsche dealership. While they do exist, they are few and far between. In my area, there is only one that I'd trust to do much more than a routine oil change. 2) Porsche as a manufacturer has a surprising disregard for both quality control and customer service. They expect their dealer network to resolve their shortcomings. 3) Pricing is not fixed or consistent for anything. Even parts and routine maintenance costs. You can save a lot of money by calling around and being informed.

5.0

What can I say , it’s a Porsche

Excellent car excellent dealer, Newport Beach Porsche, we now have 2 or them, and we love the cars my wife is a real estate professional and spends a lot of time in her car and this car is perfect for her Replaced a lexus

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Porsche
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
13 Years/124,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Powertrain
2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired
Dealer certification required
111-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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