New 2023 Porsche Cayenne ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Strong powertrains, sports-sedan driving traits, impressive 7700 pounds of max trailering.
– Easily optioned into six-figure territory, rides too stiffly on the largest tires, optional PSCB brakes are touchy.
– If you consider an SUV a necessary evil, know that the fun-to-drive Cayenne is a bona fide superhero that’s ready to save the day.
The Porsche Cayenne is impressive on many levels. It’s among the most fun-to-drive models in its class and backs it up with an impressive interior and plenty of opportunity for customization. This Cayenne builds a strong case for buyers whose life circumstances preclude a 911.
Impressive handling for a crossover SUV
Wide selection of powerful engines
Exquisite interior and build quality
Plenty of customization options
Given the price, many options should be standard features
Poor rear visibility
Climate control fans are weak at low speeds and noisy at high
– What’s new
No significant changes for 2023
Part of the third Cayenne generation introduced for 2019
Few vehicles on the road today offer quite as much variety as the 2023 Porsche Cayenne. The third generation of Porsche’s largest SUV is available with a wide array of powertrains and a seemingly endless number of options that allow you to tailor the SUV to your heart’s delight. Combine that with rock-solid build quality, sharp handling, a well-appointed and spacious interior, and lots of available tech and driver aids and you have one compelling — albeit pricey — SUV.