The Cayenne Turbo is one of the quickest and most comfortable luxury SUVs around, and it's certainly among the very sharpest too. Although it does suffer from a lack of standard features when compared to its rivals - and that's no laughing matter for vehicles that can cost over $200,000 - it is still an impressive machine even in base form. It's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 generates 541 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque, enough for a sub-four-second 0-60 mph sprint. Top speed is limited to 177 mph, which is not uncommon in this segment, but it's when you get inside and see all the little details and the excellence of the build quality that you really start to appreciate what Porsche does here. The leather interior is sumptuous and the 12.3-inch infotainment system a glittering and obedient interface for all media. Sure, it's pricey, but it's brilliant too.
The 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo's price starts at $129,900 before you factor in $1,350 for delivery, processing, and handling. Fully loaded, the options list can be a dangerous thing for your account balance, with us being able to easily exceed an MSRP $200,000 when clicking through the configurator.
Numerous choices are open to those who are willing to spend extra on the base model. Among these is the Premium Package Plus option, which adds $3,750 to the base price along with quad-zone climate control, LED matrix headlights, ventilated front seats, lane change assist, and ambient lighting. If you're more interested in safety features, you can have the Assistance package, which adds a surround-view camera, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane keep assist with traffic sign recognition, and a night vision camera. This costs an extra $6,250. The Sport Chrono package is another popular choice, and at $1,130, seems worthwhile. This adds launch control, an analog and digital stopwatch, a drive mode selector on the steering wheel, and a Sport Plus mode that speeds up responses of the engine, gearbox, and chassis.
The Porsche car configurator's options list can be an absolute minefield, filled with unnecessary upholstery options and details that seem cool when you're clicking but add a lot of excess weight to your final build cost if you're not careful. We'd keep things relatively simple. We'd opt for the Sport Chrono package to unlock the Turbo's maximum potential and we'd also maximize safety by speccing the Assistance Package. Ventilated and massaging seats are also tempting, as is quad-zone climate control, but we wouldn't go much further than this. Bear in mind that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo's cost will jump considerably with even the smallest of packages added.