The 2025 Porsche Cayenne SUV is a standout in its segment, offering exceptional handling, powerful engines, and everyday practicality. It mirrors the driving enjoyment of the Porsche 911 sports car, making it a benchmark for mid-size, two-row luxury crossovers. With a turbocharged V-6, twin-turbo V-8, and plug-in hybrid powertrains, the Cayenne’s lineup is both broad and athletic, providing delicate handling rarely seen in SUVs. Its comfortable cabin, sizable cargo space, and abundant luxury and tech features make it suitable for daily use. However, the cost of adding desirable features can be high, though enthusiasts recognize its worth. For extreme performance, Porsche offers the 650-hp Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT and the 729-hp Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid.

New for 2025, the Cayenne lineup includes a 493-hp GTS model featuring a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, inheriting performance components from the Turbo GT model. This variant comes standard with the Sport Design package, including black exterior trim and interior GTS logos.

The Cayenne’s pricing ranges from $86,695 to $126,895. Engine options include a 348-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, a 463-hp E-Hybrid with a turbocharged V-6 and electric motor, a 468-hp twin-turbo V-8 in the Cayenne S, a 493-hp version of the same engine in the GTS, and a 512-hp S E-Hybrid. All models feature an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Adaptive dampers are standard, with optional performance features like adjustable air suspension, four-wheel steering, and active anti-roll bars available.

In performance tests, the base Cayenne reached 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, while the Cayenne S Coupe achieved it in 3.9 seconds. Further testing of the Cayenne S, GTS, and S E-Hybrid models is anticipated to show even quicker times.

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