A comprehensive 2011 redesign made the Cayenne one of the sportiest, most agile SUVs on the market.
Available in V6, V8, turbo V8, and hybrid versions, all have a slick eight-speed automatic transmission.
A turbodiesel V6 arrived for 2013.
Be apprised though, the diesel came under scrutiny in 2016 for alleged cheating on emissions testing, make sure it passes smog before you buy.
The ride is a bit stiff at low speeds, but steady and controlled as you pick up the pace.
The cabin is well finished, but many controls are over-complicated.
Blind spot monitoring and a rear-view camera are optional.