Porsche has always offered its Cayenne in a variety of guises, and that remains the case with this 2017 model. Whether you’re after outrageous outright performance and agility or plug-in conscience-salving electric mobility, there’s a Cayenne in the lineup that should suit your requirements, powered by a range of V6 and V8 engines. Long a favorite of driving enthusiasts, the Cayenne also offers a luxurious cabin but does fall short against its rivals in outright practicality. Competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5, for example, offer greater interior space as well as the possibility to seat seven.
The Cayenne counters with a drive that’s more sports car than sport-utility vehicle. Although it’s tuned for on-road dynamics, its standard all-wheel drive lets it venture into the dirt for some light off-roading if you desire. It’ll tow, too, with the Cayenne S rated at 7,718 pounds. Porsche underlined the Cayenne’s towing credentials in 2017 with a Turbo S towing a 285-ton Airbus A380, setting a world record in the process.