Introduced last year, the Porsche Cayenne Coupé quickly got noticed because of its impressive design that added a touch of sportiness to the original Cayenne. Designed for buyers who want something a little different, the Cayenne Coupé was built as the perfect combination of form and function while the Cayenne remains for buyers who need a bit more function over form. That said, the Cayenne Coupé and Cayenne are very similar in what they bring to the table and ultimately, choosing one or the other comes down to simple taste.
In terms of tangible differences, the Cayenne Coupé has less cargo space. With 625 litres in the back with all seats in place, the Cayenne Coupé has just under 150 litres less space than the Cayenne. The rear seats are slightly less spacious as well, specifically in terms of head room. That said, the Cayenne Coupé remains a versatile vehicle and adults can still fit comfortably in the back.
Same Powertrain Options, Slightly Better Performance
Mechanically, the Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé are similar in what they offer. Both feature an impressive lineup of engines starting with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder that delivers 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Next comes the S version which offers a 2.9-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder with 434 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The GTS trim bridges the gap between the S and Turbo models with 453 horsepower, a more aggressive sounding V8 engine, improved chassis dynamics and a sportier overall feel. The Turbo trim dials up the performance a notch further while offering remarkable comfort with its 541-horsepower V8. Two plug-in hybrid options are also available, the 455 horsepower Cayenne E-Hybrid and the spectacular Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid with 670 horsepower.
On the road, regardless of the trim, the Cayenne Coupé is a bit sportier than the Cayenne, and it was designed for improved performance. The difference is subtle, mind you, but it is noticeable. The Porsche Cayenne Coupé was engineered as the sportiest and most versatile option in the Porsche lineup, and it aims to provide good versatility when needed with a stronger emphasis on driving pleasure.
Of course, both the Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne Coupé are fun to drive, the difference is that the Cayenne Coupé leans more towards the performance side while the Cayenne leans slightly more towards the comfort side.
The question is how much space do you want? If you don’t need the Cayenne’s interior space, then you will benefit from the added sportiness and more exclusive looks of the Cayenne Coupé. The best way to determine which model is right for you is to give them a try today at Porsche Centre Calgary.