First Drive Video: 2024 Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne isn’t entirely new for 2024, but we’d understand if you thought it was. Most automakers redesign cars from the ground up about every five to seven years, giving them a design refresh around the halfway point. Porsche plans an all-new, all-electric Cayenne around 2025. But, while they work on it, they’ve given their best-selling model a more thorough update than the usual mid-cycle refresh. Our Mike Danger got the chance to drive the thoroughly updated Cayenne around Southern California before it reaches dealerships.

His report? “This thing has a great ratio of fun to practicality.”

The 2024 Cayenne will start at $79,200, with prices climbing to nearly $200,000 fully equipped.

A refreshed interior “looks great and has a premium fit and finish, except for a gloss-black panel that controls the HVAC system, which felt a bit cheap in a vehicle of the Cayenne’s price.” The seats, he said, are “comfortable and highly adjustable,” with enough room for his 6-foot-plus frame even in the rear seats.

With the optional adjustable air suspension, he says, it feels planted to the road. Steering is “precise and not overly weighted.”

Porsche will offer the Cayenne with four different powertrains. The available 650-horsepower twin-turbo V8 Danger drove provides plenty of power, he says. But its best attribute is its sound. Watch the video to hear it.

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