The exterior of the Cayenne has evolved over the years to become a rather handsome body with elegant yet assertive styling. You get LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch wheels, and dual exhaust exits on the base model, all as standard. The mid-range S adds a panoramic sunroof, along with quad exhaust tips finished in silver, while the top GTS trim boasts a bevy of gloss and satin black accents, including the badges and exhaust tips. This model also gets clear taillights and a special SportDesign body kit, while standard 21-inch wheels hint at this variant's sporty nature. On the E-Hybrid model, Acid Green brake calipers and badge accents are the only clues to differentiate it from the base model.
Platinum Edition models get model-specific exterior elements in Satin Platinum, including intakes in the front fascia, the rear Porsche logo integrated into the LED taillights, and standard 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels. They also have a panoramic roof as standard.
The dimensions of the Cayenne are well-proportioned for a typical midsize luxury SUV, with length measuring 193.7 inches and a wheelbase of 114 inches. Width is calculated at 78.1 inches, while the height of the SUV is 66.8 inches. These measurements apply to the two lesser Cayennes in the range - the base model and the Cayenne S. The GTS sits a little lower with a height of 65.5 inches, while its length is slightly greater at 194 inches on the dot.
If you intend to take your Cayenne off-roading, you'll be pleased to know that the standard steel suspension offers 8.2 inches of ground clearance while the available air setup can vary between 7.4 and 9.6 inches. On the physically lower GTS trim, ground clearance is rated between seven and 9.2 inches. Approach and departure angles with steel suspension are 25.2 and 22.1 degrees, respectively, while break-over is rated at 18.7 inches. Air suspension offers 27.5, 24.4, and 21.3 degrees, respectively. On the GTS, these values are again altered to 26.9, 23.7, and 20.5 degrees.
Curb weight on the base Cayenne is rated at 4,582 pounds, while the Cayenne S weighs in at 4,740 lbs, and the GTS tips the scales at 4,954 lbs. The E-Hybrid is the heaviest, though, with this model coming in at 5,164 lbs.
|Porsche Cayenne Trims||Base||Platinum Edition||S||S Platinum Edition||GTS|
|Max Width||78.1 in.||78.1 in.||78.1 in.||78.1 in.||78.1 in.|
|Length||193.7 in.||193.7 in.||193.7 in.||193.7 in.||194 in.|
|Height||66.8 in.||66.8 in.||66.8 in.||66.8 in.||65.5 in.|
|Wheelbase||114 in.||114 in.||114 in.||114 in.||114 in.|
|Porsche Cayenne Trims||Curb Weight|
|Platinum Edition||4,582 lbs.|
|S Platinum Edition||4,740 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8.5"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 9.5"|
As is customary on all Porsche products, you get a lot of options when it comes to color choices. The base model only gets access to two no-cost options though: White and Black. Metallic colors offered here are charged at $800 each and include Quartzite Grey, Mahogany, Moonlight Blue, Dolomite Silver, Chromite Black, and Carrara White. If those options aren't flamboyant enough for you, special colors like Carmine Red, Chalk, and Cashmere Beige Metallic are available for $3,150 each. A custom color can be ordered for $11,430. Platinum Edition models have access to a limited palette which includes standard Black and White, as well as four $800 metallics, namely Carrara White, Chromite Black, Moonlight Blue, and Mahogany. Chalk still costs $3,150, while the specialized custom paints can be had, too, for the hefty price mentioned above.
As standard, the base Cayenne and Platinum models wear black brake calipers. The Cayenne S gets the same color options at the same pricing, but the calipers are finished in Titanium Grey here. On the GTS, red brake calipers are standard. E-Hybrids have Acid Green calipers.