2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review | Asian Car Guide
March 5, 2021

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Review

2020 porsche cayenne coupe

Our latest test car is the entry-level Porsche Cayenne Coupe, a performance SUV powered by a 3.0-litre V6 that’s been boosted by a single turbocharger to output 250kW of power and 450Nm of torque.

The Cayenne Coupe is styled obviously different from the standard Cayenne. The front windscreen and A-pillar are shallower than the standard Cayenne thanks to a 20mm lowered roof edge.

The redesigned rear doors and wings, as well as wider rear axle track, broaden the rear of the vehicle by 18mm. And of course, the rear roofline slopes dramatically, echoing the brand’s iconic 911 design language.

All of this adds up to give the car a more aggressive look without sacrificing class.

The Coupe comes across as almost elegant and refined; from the wheel arches up, it basically looks like a Panamera or a Macan.

It also does a fantastic job of hiding its size (and sizeable wheelbase), and could almost be mistaken for the smaller Macan.

The entry-level Cayenne Coupe comes with standard features including:

  • Sport Chrono system (including mode switch)
  • 20-inch alloy rims
  • Porsche Active Aerodynamics (with adaptive rear spoiler)
  • LED headlights
  • ‘four-point’ daytime running lights and tail-lights
  • Auto rain-sensing wipers
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Panoramic fixed glass roof
  • Privacy glass
  • Eight-way electrically adjustable sports front seats with driver memory package (14-way
    Comfort front seats are a no-cost option)

There’s also partial leather interior, multi-function sports steering wheel with manual shift paddles, gloss black interior elements, stainless steel sill guards, 10-speaker hi-fi audio (with digital radio), auto tailgate, cruise control, 12.3-inch
touchscreen display managing navigation, audio and car systems, plus twin scrollable digital screens in the instrument display.

Porsche’s endless list of options means buyers can customise the car exactly how they want it. Our test car is fitted up to a total of $152,570 including options before on-road costs.

The extra $24,570 compromises of a sports exhaust with gloss black tailpipes ($5,970), 21-inch wheels with wheel arch extensions ($5,880), LED headlights with Dynamic Lighting ($2,860), keyless entry ($2,420), Dolomite Silver paint ($2,300), tinted LED taillights ($1,750), the textured aluminium interior package ($1,630), front seat heating ($910), and ambient lighting ($850).

The interior is an expectedly lovely place to be in. It is high-tech, comfortable, premium and luxurious.

You get all the latest Porsche gadgets, such as the 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen Porsche Communication Management infotainment system, as well as the two 7.0-inch digital displays in the instrument cluster.

The car also comes equipped with two rear seats as standard, so it is not exactly the most family-friendly.

On the smarter side though, the rear seats are lower to compensate for the sloping roof, so it is still spacious and comfortable enough.

There are six metallic exterior colours; Jet Black, Carrera White, Dolomite Silver, Quarzite Grey, Biskay Blue and Mahogany and two solid exterior colours; White and Black.

Behind the wheel of the new Cayenne Coupe

On the road, the Cayenne Coupe sounds and drives just like any Porsche should. The 3.0-litre V6 engine packs plenty of punch and power and is more than capable of launching the car from 0-100km/h in six seconds.

Brakes are fantastic, the gearbox is faultless, and the standard Porsche Active Suspension Management system allows you to customise the car’s ride to your preference.

Our favourite ride mode was either Sport or the custom setting which had the dampers set to Sport and the drivetrain set to Normal.

The test car is amply quick in a straight line. Handling was incredibly responsive with the car moving to where the steering wheel was pointed to with little lag.

Body control around corners was also excellent. Obviously you shouldn’t expect 911-like handling, but for a heavy SUV weighing over 2,000kg, it really drives quite well.

It really is impressive for a car its size, and actually feels like driving something much smaller than it actually is.

As always, Porsche’s Active Suspension Management puts the driver firmly in the driver’s seat. You can also switch the drive settings in multiple permutations to create a ride that is perfect for you.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe is poised to become yet another bestseller for the German carmaker. It is a beautifully styled machine, it feels good and more importantly, it drives like an adaptive performance Porsche.

All Porsche Cayenne Coupes do not come with a capped-price servicing program and final costs are determined at the dealer level.

They require servicing every 12 months or 15,000km and come with three-year unlimited kms.

The competitors of the Cayenne Coupe are the BMW X6 ($121,900), Audi A8 ($128,542)
and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe ($125,970).

How much does the entry-level Porsche Cayenne Coupe 3.0-litre cost?

Price: $128,000 (or as tested: $152,570) plus on-road costs.

  • S Coupe: $166,200 (V6) plus on-road costs
  • Turbo Coupe: $253,600 (V8) plus on-road costs
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe: $292,700 (V8) plus on-road costs

Options: $24,570 (on the tested car)

  • Engine: 3.0-litre V6 twin-scroll turbo-petrol AWD (all-wheel-drive)
  • Output: 250kW/450Nm
  • Transmission: Eight-speed Tiptronic S
  • Fuel: 9.9L/100km (ADR Combined)
  • Tank: 90 litres
  • Dimensions mm: 4,931(L) 2,194(W) 1,676(H) 2,895(wheelbase)
  • CO2: 225g/km (ADR Combined)
  • Luggage capacity: 625/1,540L
  • Warranty: 3 years/unlimited kms, 3 year 24 hr roadside assist, 12-year rust