Redesigned 2019 Porsche Cayenne Is Heavy on Sportiness and Light on Ride Comfort

CR's testers offer their first impressions of this luxury SUV

Porsche’s midsized Cayenne has always been one of the sportiest, most responsive luxury SUVs available. Now, after about a decade with few major updates, Porsche has redesigned the Cayenne, giving it more powerful engines, higher-tech cabin features, and an increased level of advanced safety systems.

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is slightly larger than the outgoing car, yet it’s actually lighter. We bought a 2019 Cayenne for our test fleet, and these are our first impressions.

2019 Porsche Cayenne

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What we bought: 2019 Porsche Cayenne
Powertrain: 335-hp, 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine; eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
MSRP: $65,700
Options: $12,540 (Premium package, adaptive cruise control, parking assist with surround-view camera, ventilated front seats, metallic paint)
Destination fee: $1,050
Total cost: $79,280

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