When the Porsche Cayenne launched in 2002, many enthusiasts expected it to fail. Over 770,000 copies later it’s clear the brand’s first SUV was a success, and a very good idea. Generation three is longer, lower, lighter and faster. Always a winning combo. Tom Voelk travels to California’s Napa Valley to drive Porsche’s all-new model that shares only one part with its predecessor.



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    • Rigtee

      Awesome review!

      about 3 months ago
    • Aditya kumar
      Aditya kumar

      I see cayene i click

      about 3 months ago
    • Yousef Al Munayes
      Yousef Al Munayes

      bring on the electric

      about 4 months ago
    • tayl0rd

      Are you sure about that ability to close off the grille? We have a '17 Cayenne Turbo S with active grille shutters, and when the vehicle is off, the entire radiator is blocked off.

      about 4 months ago
    • Lee Hoon
      Lee Hoon

      the reviewers look bored...

      about 4 months ago
    • chltmdwp

      I'm confused, you called Cayenne as a crossover, yet towards the end you called it as SUV. so which one is it?

      about 5 months ago
    • portratratra

      A comedy car, imo. It looks embarrassing.

      about 5 months ago
    • SC 03
      SC 03

      Not good in deep snow

      about 5 months ago
    • flyin' K
      flyin' K

      why the new cayenne all the headlight housings and back lights foggin' up ?

      about 5 months ago
    • Alborak 40
      Alborak 40

      I have one

      about 6 months ago
    • Fearless Walker
      Fearless Walker

      Porsche/VW/Audi = most overrated automaker. The technology highlighted in this video was long time ago in forward thinking automaker such as Land Rover. Go YouTube the Range Rover Velar, or Evogue, or Land Rover Discovery. Then you’ll witness well designed interiors, forward thinking technological road handling capabilities like you never thought. Like I said the VW Group has too much on their plate to really focus on delivering well thought out products .

      about 6 months ago
    • Fearless Walker
      Fearless Walker In reply to Fearless Walker

      Harambo you’re the second person who has told me something like this (from another video review). I’ve never owned a Range Rover or Land Rover, but I’ve also never heard of them being very prone to issues. I’ll keep an ear out for that. As far as I’m familiar they’re very reliable. Even with all the modern tech added. But, if you can lead me to any videos that effectively prove that LR/RR’s spend more time in the shop then I’ll be very happy to watch it. Thanks

      about 6 months ago
    • Harambo
      Harambo In reply to Fearless Walker

      😂 I guess you prefer being in the shop every week then.

      about 6 months ago
    • Jonah Ray
      Jonah Ray

      WOW cheaper than a land cruiser or suburban fully loaded

      about 6 months ago
    • Taimur Ali
      Taimur Ali In reply to Jonah Ray

      That's a deal man. But then again it's the base model not the S or Turbo (which tops at 200k). But honestly the base is good enough

      about 3 months ago
    • ecupip

      Hey product manager. Make sure you don’t stand by a copy that has window trim that’s misaligned. 🤦🏼‍♂️

      about 7 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to ecupip

      It's a design element. There's a small groove that runs along the top of the windows that disappears 3/4 of the way down the D pillar.

      about 7 months ago
    • Bong Lim
      Bong Lim

      If I want luxury, comfort with ample power & practicality, I'd rather buy the E450 station wagon Great review btw

      about 7 months ago
    • Michael Coleman
      Michael Coleman

      Purchased my first one in 2006 brand new. Soon the recession hit along with $5 gas in Cali and I had to get rid of it. The truck nearly weighs 7 THOUSAND POUNDS! The point I would like to make is that, they all look the same. Newer models have some small tweaks, but its basically the same car with a 30% increase in price. My 2006 base model ran me $51K in 2006. The 2019 base model is over $70K depending on your options. Who in the F is buying these over priced cars.

      about 7 months ago
    • HW SIMON
      HW SIMON

      Does it use 48V electrical system? Or it still employs 12V?

      about 7 months ago
    • Curtis Joseph
      Curtis Joseph

      Hopefully, they improved the infotainment system. Too many functions nestled in there that can take your eyes off the road. Try changing music tracks.

      about 7 months ago
    • CurbsideUnderwood

      Happy New Year celebrating an amazing vehicle!

      about 7 months ago
    • Mark Gullion
      Mark Gullion

      Strange to see someone turning a key in 2019.

      about 7 months ago
    • UncleFranke

      I enjoyed your thorough review. As the owner of a 2014 Porsche Cayenne S, I have driven both. While the 2019 does have some nice enhancements, there is simply nothing like the 400 Hp, 4.8 liter V8. The turbo V6 is very nice, but it is always "wanting" - lacks that V8 feel. Optioned with the air suspension with height adjustment and PASM, along with the Premium Package Plus, my 2014 has copious amounts of road grip and very strong acceleration, along with a very comfortable ride.

      The new transmission with an electronic controller is a big turn-off. Love the surface coated brakes, but not a fan of staggered tires. Also, the biggest disappointment is the Dodge Durango/Lincoln MKC rear light strip between the tail lamps. I much prefer the tail lamp setup of the Macan or even the 2014 version.

      Again, I always enjoy your reviews. Thank you, and keep up the great work.

      about 7 months ago
    • Arc Mas
      Arc Mas

      New windshields are 1000$, for those that live in areas with lots of trucks and road debris (Texas).

      about 7 months ago
    • Arc Mas
      Arc Mas

      Glad they kept the spare. My 2014 is a loud bouncy ride. Is the new one improved?

      about 7 months ago
    • LeadHammer

      1:51 - rubber bearings?

      about 7 months ago
    • Pedro


      about 7 months ago
    • Salil Gupte
      Salil Gupte

      The issue is that a fully optioned equivalent engine X5 can give you almost exactly the same experience for only slightly less prestige...at $15k less.

      about 7 months ago
    • 曉雲 胡
      曉雲 胡

      I see you i love you Porsche cayenne

      about 7 months ago
    • Nick Martin
      Nick Martin

      An excellent review.

      about 7 months ago
    • Denny

      Nice Volkswagen.

      about 7 months ago
    • Carlos Tez
      Carlos Tez

      how come the intro music sounds like the beginning of a porno?

      about 7 months ago
    • M Lee
      M Lee

      Really dont get why luxury suv's don't have remote rear seat back releases.... most if not all entry level suv's come with them.

      about 7 months ago