The Cayenne is big, but it's the way the interior is laid out that makes it feel even more spacious. The dash seems to go on forever, helped on by a 12.3-inch touchscreen display that looks absolutely gorgeous. Above this hi-tech display is an ode to a time gone by, with the analog stopwatch in the center of the dash to remind us that Porsche still cares about sports cars, even when SUVs pay the bills. There's room for five and all passengers get heated seats, although the front occupants get the greatest benefit with 18-way power-adjustable adaptive sports seats.
The Cayenne's seating layout is called a 4+1 by Porsche, and as you can probably guess, this means that it's best to restrict adult numbers in the car to just four if you don't want to hear complaints from the second row. Still, the outboard seats offer plenty of headroom and legroom, and those sitting up front get 18-way adaptive seats to ensure excellent visibility, comfort, and support. Getting in and out of the Cayenne is made especially easy by the air suspension system. In its lowest setting, climbing in and out is child's play.
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As you'd expect in something that retails for almost $130,000, the interior is clad in leather. What you may not be expecting is that the headliner is finished in soft Alcantara. As standard, you can choose between leather in Slate Grey or black at no charge, but if you want two-tone leather, it will cost you at least $430. This will give you access to Graphite Blue/Chalk, Slate Grey/Mojave Beige, Black/Mojave Beige, and Black/Bordeaux Red combinations. Should you be willing to spend anything from $1,420 to $1,990, you can have Club leather in Truffle Brown or Truffle Brown with contrasting Cohiba Brown. Naturally, a number of trim inlay choices are open to you too, but some will cause conflicts with certain upholstery choices, so it's best to play around with the online configurator to ascertain what you can get away with.
The Cayenne is spacious in the cabin, but its cargo area is a little lacking. It offers just 26.3 cubic feet of volume, while rivals from BMW and Mercedes-AMG offer well over 30 cubes. Still, this can't be known as the driver's SUV and the perfect van for the soccer mom at the same time. If you do need more space, then you can fold the rear seats to increase volume to 59.3 cubes - enough for a bicycle and some additional miscellaneous adventure gear.
In the cabin, each door has a recess for bottles, and both rows get a pair of cupholders and decent center armrest storage. Up front, you also get a decent glovebox, but there's no obvious space for your phone.
As standard, the Cayenne Turbo is equipped with an auto stop/start system, adaptive LED headlights, adaptive air suspension, and an adaptive roof spoiler. It also gets rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic roof, dual-zone climate control, parking sensors, a rearview camera, cruise control, speed-sensitive steering, and keyless ignition. A heated steering wheel and heated seats are also thrown in, along with forward collision assist with automatic emergency braking. However, as is often the case with Porsche, the really good stuff is restricted to the options list. Here you'll find features like quad-zone climate control, LED matrix headlights, lane change and lane keep assist, ambient lighting, a surround-view camera, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, a night vision camera, launch control, rear-axle steering, an off-road package with better undertray protection, soft-close doors, ventilated seats, massaging front seats, power sunshades, and a smartphone compartment with wireless charging.
The infotainment system of today's Cayenne Turbo is far better than what we had to contend with a couple of years ago. Now, you get a stunning, responsive, and intuitive system featuring clear images displayed on an expansive 12.3-inch touchscreen display. You get wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (not wireless), a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM satellite radio, voice control, HD Radio, aux input, four USB-C ports, navigation, and a 14-speaker Bose sound system. If that's not good enough for you, a 21-speaker Burmester 3D surround sound system can be fitted for $5,810. You can also add a six-disc CD/DVD changer and a pair of 10-inch rear-seat touchscreen displays with internal memory, wireless headphones, and inputs for HDMI, SD cards, and USB.