The Porsche Cayenne has been the top-selling Porsche model for several years. And when it comes to the 2024 Cayenne, the media reviews have been more glowing than ever.
Although it’s an SUV, Porsche has infused the 2024 Cayenne with decades of sports car advancements and technology, making it one of the best-handling utility vehicles on the market.
It’s a mid-size SUV that is light on its feet and great around corners – with all of the handling you’d expect of a Porsche. Because it is a Porsche.
“Leaning on its decades-long legacy of sports car manufacturing, Porsche imbues each of its vehicles—including SUVs like the 2024 Porsche Cayenne—with a fun-to-drive nature that’s hard for rivals to match,” gushed Car & Driver.
“Although the Cayenne is a mid-size SUV, it feels light on its feet in corners thanks to an expertly tuned chassis. It’s also quick, especially with one of its high-output powertrains that include an available plug-in hybrid and a twin-turbo V-8.”
Quick as in zero to 60 in a mere 3.1 seconds.
So it’s not surprising that the 2024 Cayenne topped the list of Porsche models with the highest demand again. The Macan followed in second place.
Most supercar enthusiasts might tell you that the Porsche 911 is the most popular Porsche.
That may be the case in terms of overall iconic brand recognition.
However, if we are judging a Porsche model’s popularity by sales only, that would be the best-selling Porsche globally, which is the Porsche Cayenne.
And for good reason. As the Autopian blog put it: “It’s just so incredibly well engineered. The 2024 Porsche Cayenne feels so beautifully dialed-in that I consider it a picture of what an SUV can possibly be if you amass a group of smart engineers and ask them to wring every single drop of potential out of a wagon-shaped, high-riding people-hauler”
So what makes the 2024 Cayenne so popular with car buyers and the media alike?
It’s a luxurious mid-size crossover SUV that offers both style and performance of a sports car and the comfort, luxury, and utility of an SUV. And consider:
It’s sporty and utilitarian.
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne offers plenty of performance thrills and chills to satisfy your love of all things Porsche but with five seats and ample cargo space, there’s also plenty of space for everyone and their luggage.
A Fresh take.
The Cayenne receives some new styling for 2024. Inside, there’s a new dashboard design with more technology than ever before. There’s also a new 911-inspired steering wheel and a new toggle-style shift lever. Also, for 2024, the base model Cayenne bumps up its horsepower by 13 while the E-Hybrid gains 9 horses. Meanwhile, the S trim gains a 468-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine to replace the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 of the previous year.
Great standard features.
The entry-level 2024 Cayenne comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen plus a 10-speaker stereo as standard. There’s also a standard Wi-Fi hotspot.
That Premium package.
With this package, you get ambient interior lighting and a more powerful Bose surround-sound system plus cruise control. There are also heated front and rear seats, and a panoramic sunroof. The list goes on and on.
Plenty of engine options.
The Cayenne can be outfitted with a variety of powertrains. First, there’s the turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that churns out 348 horsepower. Opt for the plug-in hybrid and you get that paired with an electric motor and a turbocharged V-6 for a combined 463 horsepower. Cayenne S gives you a whopping 468-hp coming from a twin-turbo V-8 (with incredible exhaust notes). All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.