The American market being one that particularly appreciates this type of vehicle, the Porsche manufacturer decided to make an SUV that would overshadow the BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz SUVs of this world. So in 2002, a mid-size luxury Porsche SUV was born, the Cayenne, and after just one year on the market, it had sold more than 20,000 units. Twelve years later, the Porsche Macan was making its debut and this year, the 2020 Cayenne Coupé will arrive at Porsche dealers across Canada, in Longueuil or St-Hubert on the South Shore of Montreal.
Which of these Porsche SUVs will you choose?
The Porsche Cayenne proposes 5 models, i.e. the basic Cayenne, the E-Hybrid, the Cayenne S, the Turbo and the Turbo S E-Hybrid, starting at slightly more than $76,000. The cargo space reaches 1,710 litres behind the front seats, depending on your version, and 770 behind the 2nd row. Despite its rather imposing size, this stunning utility vehicle promises a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in as little as 4.1 seconds, and if you opt for the Turbo, this number will go down to 2.7 seconds. Impressive, isn’t it?
The Cayenne hides under the hood a 3.0-litre turbo V6 engine of 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The E-Hybrid model houses a V6 engine of also 3.0 litres and paired to the electric motor, its combined output climbs to 455 horsepower for a torque of 516 lb-ft. The S variant, for its part, counts on a 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 engine of 434 horsepower for 406 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo version houses a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 which delivers a tremendous output of 541 horsepower and an impressive torque of 568 lb-ft. The 8-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive complete this powertrain.
The Cayenne Coupé
For a little over $86,000, the Porsche Cayenne mid-size SUV Coupé will be yours. It’s available in 4 versions, Coupé, E-Hybrid Coupé, S Coupé and Turbo Coupé. With its sloping roofline, you will, of course, have slightly less room; meaning 1,540 litres of cargo volume once the rear seats are folded down, and 625 litres when they are up.
The engines offered are a 3.0-litre Turbo V6 of 340 horsepower and a torque of 332 lb-ft, and a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 of 554 horsepower for 568 lb-ft of torque. The former accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and the 2nd in 3.9 seconds. An 8-speed Tiptronic transmission and all-wheel drive are also part of the equation.
The luxury Porsche Macan compact SUV
The 2019 Porsche Macan, of smaller size than its big sibling, possesses all the qualities to be an exemplary urbanite. Indeed, this luxury Porsche compact SUV is small enough to easily thread its way in the narrow streets of Longueuil or the cramped parking lots of St-Hubert on the South Shore of Montreal. On top of that, this small utility vehicle has quickly become the best seller at Porsche Canada, beating its big bro’s records.
For this year, the new Macan gains new wheels, a more muscular grille and the same taillight strip found on the Cayenne and the Panamera. To house a new large display of 11 inches, the instrument panel was revised, its chassis was optimized to provide even more stability and it is offered in 4 variants, the basic Macan, the S version, the Sport Edition and the Turbo.
A little over $55,000 will be necessary for you to acquire the entry-range version, equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine of 252 horsepower, also found in the Sport Edition. The S model boosts the cavalry to 340 horsepower. A 7-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive brings up the rear.
The cargo capacity of the Macan reaches 1,501 litres behind the front seats, but most of us agree that not everyone needs a lot of storage space. The driving dynamics, the comfort and the performances are sometimes sufficient to make up happy.
Finally, if you’re still hesitating about choosing which of these stunning SUVs will earn its place in your driveway, maybe a test drive will help you make your choice easier. Hence, come see us without delay at Porsche Rive-Sud in St-Hubert on the South Shore of Montreal, and take this opportunity to ask for information about our current offers. You know that no matter your preference, you will have a great deal of fun each time you take its steering wheel.