2019 Porsche Cayenne First Drive, Review, Hybrid

The all-new 2019 Porsche Cayenne is coming to the markets with unique design, new features, and exclusive technology. The upcoming model will use some styling cues from the popular Panamera sports car model.

After 15 years in production, the Porsche created a new SUV vehicle that looks very attractive and stylish. First time introduced to the public in late 2002, til now the models are sold in 770,000 copies over the world. The newest 2019 Porsche Cayenne is a four-door SUV that started its production with revised exterior and the latest tech updates. As the predecessor, the newest model will come in six trims: base, S, S E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S.

2019 Porsche Cayenne

2019 Porsche Cayenne dimensions and design

The evolution of Porsche Cayenne is going with the natural process, and it is only logical that this-generation will bring the best out of the Cayenne model. Thanks to the latest design language made by Porsche, the Cayenne is also using many styling cues of the company’s other vehicles. It means that the Cayenne is a mix of unique features and details taken from some other nameplates.

The front grille of this SUV is now wider toward the base, the same thing can be found on the Macan model. The headlights are unique with their angular design and sit lower in the fascia. The hood is surrounded by body surfaces and the side of 2019 Porsche Cayenne retained its high arching waistline. All those changes give approaching Cayenne a more elegant look, something every four-door SUV should own. Dimensionally, this SUV keep the same numbers. It measures wheelbase of the 114 inches, length of 193,9 vs 193,6 (last model), width 78 inches and height is 65.8 vs 66.7 inches (last model).

2019 Porsche Cayenne interior

2019 Porsche Cayenne interior

The cabin of 2019 Porsche Cayenne looks great and is based on the company’s Panamera cabin layout. The dash is perhaps the same as on Macan models, but the air-vent design is changed and the look reminds us of airplane turbines.

The new ambient lighting system is there as well, and it offers many colors. The 12.3-inch high-resolution display leads the center stack and for the entertainment, there is a 10-speaker audio system that also gives clear and powerful sound.

The seats are exclusive and are offering great comfort. The air-conditioning is now available with a new setting that changes color from red to blue, depends on the cabin temperature. In the standard equipment, the buyers will also get a fuel-saving stop/start function, electronic stability aids, roadside assistance, and six airbags. Safety rating is high, with all modern features included. With the higher trims, the model will get a much stronger 1,000-watt, 16-speaker Burmester audio system.

2019 Porsche Cayenne side

2019 Porsche Cayenne engine options

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne comes with a five engine options. The standard model or the base one Cayenne comes with the 3.6-liter V6 engine that is offering 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. However, for the $16,000 more one can go for the model that is much stronger 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 (Available in the Cayenne S model). This engine delivers 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.

Also, there is one more version the Cayenne GTS model that comes with the same 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Moreover, this version of the engine is the strongest in V6 series and make 440 horsepower with 442 lb-ft of torque. The new 2019 Porsche Cayenne need 5,2 sec to go from 0 to 60 mph.

The next one that is under the hood of the model Turbo is 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that crunk out 520 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The same engine 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 is under the hood of the popular Cayenne Turbo S model. However, this version delivers 570 horsepower at 590 lb-ft of torque. Like the previous engine, this one gives the same fuel economy in the city/highway of 14/21 mpg.

2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

For the end, we kept the Hybrid one engine. The 2019 Porsche S E-Hybrid is the version that comes with the supercharged V6 engine and with a synchronous electric motor. The only supercharged V6 engine delivers 333-horsepower while the total output with an electric motor is 416 HP and 435 lb-ft of torque at 1,250-4,000 rpm.

As for the fuel consumption, the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will give EPA city/highway fuel economy of 22 mpg (combined) and 47 MPGe in the pure electric mode. Top speed of this model is 151 mph. The electric motor is also capable to go 20 miles of electric-only range.

2019 Porsche Cayenne rear

2019 Porsche Cayenne price, release date and rivals

The third-generation Cayenne will cost around $62,000 for the base one, maybe even more thanks to extra tech features. However, the Cayenne S model will add to the price 16,000. The Porsche is yet to announce the pricing for the rest of the trims. We could expect the new Cayenne to hit the U.S. markets at the beginning of 2019. The main rivals to this SUV are models BMW X6, Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and also a Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

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