While BMW was the first German manufacturer to take the concept of the sport utility vehicle and calibrate it specifically for exceptional performance on the street, the Porsche Cayenne came along right behind it and promptly eclipsed the BMW in terms of performance on the road and luxury. The Porsche also had one more thing going for it, the Cayenne was exceptionally capable offroad too.
Manufactured since 2002, the Cayenne was also the first Porsche model to house a V8 engine since the marque stopped building the Porsche 928. For the 2015 model year, the Porsche Cayenne has been significantly updated, although in true Porsche fashion, you’d have to examine the new model carefully to discern most of the differences between this version and the original.
As is common practice at the storied automaker, the vast majority of the changes are beneath the sheetmetal. Engines have been reworked, the suspension system has been recalibrated, new comfort and convenience equipment has been incorporated, and mild styling updates have been applied to improve aerodynamic efficiency. Just as is true for every new Porsche model across the board, this newest Porsche Cayenne is the best one the company has ever offered.