The 2021 Porsche Cayenne is an SUV with the soul of a sports car. This mid-size SUV is the largest model you can buy at dealerships like the Ventura County Porsche dealer. It features several different engines, including two V6 powerplants and a twin-turbocharged V8. There’s also a plug-in hybrid model. Drivers will appreciate the Cayenne’s athletic handling and incredible performance. The Cayenne earned a spot in Car and Driver’s Editors’ Choice award.
According to the Ventura County Porsche dealership, the Porsche Cayenne is offered in six levels: Base, E-Hybrid, S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S E-Hybrid. In this review, we’ll look at the 2021 Porsche Cayenne S trim. The Cayenne S is versatile and sporty, offering buyers the driving pleasure they demand from a Porsche. Edmunds chose the S as the model they would recommend, citing its powerful upgrade engine, excellent handling, and enhanced brakes. They also wrote that the Cayenne S is fun to drive.
Car and Driver drove a 2021 Porsche Cayenne S and were suitably impressed, writing:
“The S model that we tested moved quietly and steadily at highway speeds before seamlessly transitioning to twisty sections, where it showcased surprising athleticism for its size.”
The 2021 Cayenne S is powered by a turbocharged 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine that blasts out 434 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. According to Car and Driver, the 2021 Cayenne S can make the sprint from a standstill to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. The S gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 18 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.*
On the inside, buyers can customize the cabin with numerous optional features, including the seatbelt colors, the interior trim, and the surface materials. The attractive gauge cluster features an analog tachometer surrounded by two 7.0-inch screens displaying information that can be selected by the driver. The adjustable back seat offers plenty of room for passengers to stretch out and stay comfortable. There’s ample room for passengers and cargo, with 27 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Fold the seats down, and you’ll have up to 60 cubic feet to store your stuff.
Standard features for the 2022 Porsche Cayenne S trim include 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a power liftgate. Also standard is a 12.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a navigation system, Bluetooth and four USB-C ports.
The available Premium package adds adaptive headlights, heated 14-way power-adjustable front seats, proximity keyless entry, lane change assist, and a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo. The Premium Package Plus starts with those features and adds quad-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.