The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has few changes over last year’s Cayenne. The Diesel model was quietly dropped from the lineup, leaving an all-gasoline range, with green-leaning Cayenne buyers offered the plug-in S E-Hybrid model. Tempting as the range-topping Turbo and Turbo S models are with their supercar-rivaling performance, the midrange Cayenne S with its turbocharged 420-hp V6 engine remains a hugely compelling choice.
As has always been the case, the Cayenne isn’t very spacious, offering comparable trunk space to many SUVs in the size category below. It compensates with a large towing capacity, with the Cayenne S able to haul as much as 7,716 pounds. Newer rivals generally offer more standard equipment, and Porsche still charges extra for must-haves like Apple CarPlay® and a rearview parking camera. Regardless, this Cayenne ends 2018 and heads into a redesign as the model to beat underlines how much better it has always been against its rivals on the road.