Porsche’s 2024 Cayenne stands out among its competition thanks to its athletic handling and acceleration that belie its large curb weight. Additionally, this midsize luxury SUV receives a new refresh design with updated engines as well as a curved digital instrument cluster which puts driving functions at the forefront.
Porsche may have come close to creating an SUV that doesn’t feel like a car when driven around the driveway with their Cayenne. Their latest facelift offers subtle styling enhancements, an increased engine output, and interior upgrades.
At first glance, you’ll notice a refreshed front fascia, inspired by that of the 2024 Taycan. Squarer intakes and “Matrix Design” LED headlights with more angular angles have been introduced – these lights can now also be found incorporated into the hood which gives an impression of width to this Cayenne model. A new liftgate spoiler also de-clutters what was already an unassuming rear end.
At the back, a full-width tail lamp strip and other straight-line elements emphasize width while the license plate bracket has been moved down beneath the hatch to give an even cleaner appearance to the rear end. A panoramic sunroof completes these exterior modifications.
Internally, the Cayenne gets an update too with its revised dash featuring a larger 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster and standard 12.3-inch infotainment display. A toggle to the right of the steering wheel handles gear selection allowing space for a cooled phone compartment and passenger display that’s only viewable from behind – keeping distractions to a minimum for improved driving experiences. A revamped climate control system and more spacious center console complete the updates.
Not unlike its illustrious sibling, the Porsche 911, few have ever dared to challenge the Cayenne as “the sporty SUV.” And while its exterior may remain familiar, this 2024 version brings with it major interior modifications – not only aesthetic, but functional as well. A new Porsche Driver Experience optimizes control of functions most used. Furthermore, base Cayenne S receives a 14 horsepower bump to 349hp/369lb-ft of torque; top tier Turbo GT gets 11 more horses up to 651hp; E-Hybrid adds an electric motor capable of pushing total power up to 463hp/463hp/kg!
At first glance, the new Cayenne features flattened-out headlights to match its more aggressive stance of 2023 model year. At the back, full-width LED taillights have become wider while their license plate bracket has moved further down below hatch, cleaning up tail profile. Interior changes extend to its center stack containing revamped PCM infotainment system featuring optional passenger display screen of 10.9 inch as well as 12.6-inch gauge cluster and optimized head-up display; further updates round off this car’s updates.
Porsche has always made the Cayenne an engaging driving experience, and this new model continues that tradition with updates that focus on driver engagement. With such improvements to driving dynamics, this 2024 Cayenne stands up even stronger against rival luxury SUVs like Audi’s Q8, Genesis GV80, Mercedes GLE, and BMW X5.
The base engine remains a V-6, but now boasts 13 horsepower and 36 pound-feet more than before, increasing system output to 348 horses. If you prefer something with more power, there’s the 468-horsepower Cayenne S with its twin turbochargers, or for those seeking something greener there’s even an E-Hybrid model with its electric motor and total system output of 463 horses – ideal options all round!
Inside, the Cayenne gets a major overhaul, featuring an all-digital instrument cluster and dashboard redesign, a more comfortable and user-friendly steering wheel inspired by Porsche 911 sports car design, as well as a toggle switch taking over from shifter freeing up space on center console for storage nook. Furthermore, an enhanced infotainment screen with optimal driver engagement also debuts for optimal driving experiences.
Standard driver assistance features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, lane-keeping assist system that uses a camera to scan road signs and traffic ahead, Evasion Assist to support obstacle avoidance maneuvers and Turn Assist which scans oncoming traffic when making left turns and automatically brakes if collision is likely; optional features like Evasion Assist provide further support during obstacle avoidance maneuvers while Turn Assist monitors oncoming traffic when making left turns to detect collision risk and automatically brake if a collision is imminent; finally Porsche InnoDrive provides improved capabilities when driving through stop-and-go traffic conditions;
2024 marks a significant update for the Porsche Cayenne, featuring stunning curved touchscreen displays for both driver and passenger, an enhanced safety suite, all-new HD Matrix Design LED headlights, athletically redesigned fascias and athletically enhanced suspension tuning – as well as new exterior colors to choose from! Among its other changes are more powerful standard 3.0-liter turbo V6 engines as well as twin turbo V8 units returning as optional upgrades on Cayenne S models. A number of changes also include updated suspension tuning updates as well as updated suspension tuning as well as some exciting exterior color variations!
Interior upgrades are equally as significant, with a fully digital dashboard and components designed specifically for this brand being unveiled. Driver and front passenger faces a wall of curved screens covering most of the dashboard; one behind the steering wheel projects vehicle speed, tachometer readings, trip information while an 10.9-inch display in front of passenger can stream video content.
Additionally, the updated Cayenne offers new active safety features Adaptive Cruise Control with Evasion Assist and Turn Assist – features that monitor cars ahead and automatically match their speed to avoid collisions, while Turn Assist scans oncoming traffic when turning right against traffic flow to detect potential accidents and bring Cayenne to a stop if an impending collision is detected.