2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: March 7, 2020
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Aaron Smith

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Porsche over time has perfected the formula for every vehicle that comes off its production line. They are stringent on the kind of changes that go into their cars and try to keep it relevant to the current and historical designs. Such is definitely not the case with the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe. The complete revamped design does garner attention with the fresh breath of air in the Porsche line-up.

It was unveiled in 2019 as a bid to keep Porsche in the game with the trend changing towards much more sportier utilitarians. With the car releasing in the last quarter of 2019 dubbed as the 2020 version let's see what the Cayenne Coupe has to offer.

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Pros

Outstanding handling

Premium build quality

Handcrafted interior

Cons

Glossy panels attract a lot of fingerprints

Substandard rear visibility

Fans can be noisy at high speed

What's New?

New Coupe model

Wider track

2+2 seating standard configuration


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$76650

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

335 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

332 lbs.-ft. @ 1340 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

MLB - evo

dimensions

wheelbase

114 in.

length

194.2 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

4663 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

54.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

payload capacity

1499 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/20/23 mpg

ev range

450.3 mi.

highway range

545.1 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior
Interior

Styles

 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe in Arctic White color
Arctic White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

7.2

Fuel Economy

5.2

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.6

Safety

8.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Base

Base

power
335 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$75,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $75,300 MSRP (19/20/23) 335 hp @ 5300 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe S

S

power
434 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$88,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $88,600 MSRP (18/20/22) 434 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2.9 L, V-6, premium unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


Porsche don't like to keep their heritage intact and not bring in many changes to the perfect vehicles. This is why it was a delight to receive the brand new Cayenne Coupe which is the sportier version of the Cayenne which we all know is a benchmark in the SUV territory.

Owned by the VW group, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been based on the MLBevo platform which it shares with the like of Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, and Audi Q8 to name a few. What's new and what's changed is a question that we just might have the answer to.


8.0/10
Features

 

7.2/10
Engine and Performance

 

5.2/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.8/10
Interior

 

7.6/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Features

8.0/10

As there is a single trim available for the Cayenne Coupe the list of standard features is extensive. Although, there are a few features that seem to be missing and can be added only via options.

Model

Cayenne Coupe

MSRP

$75,300

Key Features

3.0L turbocharged V6 engine with Tiptronic S Transmission

 

8-way power-adjustable heated front seats

 

Power adjustable steering wheel

 

20-inch Alloy wheels as standard

 

12.4-inch Infotinmenst system with Apple CarPlay

 

Hi-fi 10-Speaker Sound System

 

Heated and power-folding side mirrors with a fixed glass roof

 

Front and rear parking camera with parking sensors

 

Automatic dual-zone climate control

 

Full LED Headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus and Ambient lighting

We Recommend

We expect brands to realize that buyers look for a complete package rather than adding various options to make the vehicle feel complete. Same is the case the Cayenne Coupe, we advise the addition of Assistance Package to add features like Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control along with a heads-up display which would aid it in becoming the perfect daily driver.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Engine and Performance

7.2/10

The Cayenne Coupe houses the same engine its SUV sibling does. The 3.0L Turbocharged V6 is powerful enough to make the Coupe live up to its sporty looks. The engine sounds very similar to what the Cayenne SUV does. Porsche does break character by employing the V6 instead of the Boxer or flat engine it has made a reputation for. 

Models

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Audi Q8

BMW X6

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

MRSP

$75,300

$77,700

$66,600

$71,350

Engine

3.0L turbocharged V6

3.0L turbocharged V6 Hybrid

3.0L turbocharged Inline-6

3.0L turbocharged V6

Transmission

8-Speed Tiptronic Automatic

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

9-Speed Shiftable Automatic

Horsepower (hp)

335 @ 5300 rpm

335 @ 5000 rpm

335 @ 5500 rpm

385 @ 6100 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

332 @ 1340 rpm

369 @ 1370 rpm

330 @ 1500 rpm

384 @ 2500 rpm

The Porsche is comparable to Audi and BMW in this section with a similar engine capacity and horsepower. The Mercedes AMG bests out its opposition with its trademark handcrafted AMG engine.

Acceleration

The Coupe and the SUV don't have much difference in the powerhouse that is the turbocharged V6. But the Coupe has been designed to be more aerodynamic and more sporty. The Coupe can dash from 0-60 in just 5.7 seconds which is 0.2 seconds faster than the SUV.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe SUV 0-60 MPH in just 5.7 sec

Cayenne Coupe is digitally limited to a top speed of 150 MPH, which is more than what many people need and unquestionably beyond what a few people can fathom. In any case, the vehicle offers a quick push when the gas pedal is floored. 

Models

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Audi Q8

BMW X6

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

0-60 MPH (secs)

5.7

5.7

5.2

5.6

Quarter mile (secs)

N/Aa

N/A

13.8

14.1

Engine

3.0L turbocharged V6

3.0L turbocharged V6 Hybrid

3.0L turbocharged Inline-6

3.0L turbocharged V6

Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

8.4

8.0

9.3

BMW proves its mettle in terms of acceleration leaving all the other competitors behind. The Merc, however, is just 2/10th of a second behind the X6. Porsche and Audi reach speeds of 60 miles at the same time.

Braking

Porsche has opted to source the brakes for the Cayenne Coupe instead of developing it themselves. This enables the Coupe to have the best in class brake components which are the Brembo Ceramic Coated Brakes. The brake rotors have 4 piston brake calipers that can control the SUV at high speeds.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Front Brake is 13.8 un.

The heavy frame of the Cayenne is well controlled by the brakes. They are capable and quick to respond on any feedback to the pedals. With assist features like ABS and Electronic brake assist as standard the braking power of the Coupe is commendable. Brake Assist sensors in the Coupe are not as flawless as one would expect, it is recommended for the driver to always have their guards up while driving.

Models

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Audi Q8

BMW X6

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

Brake Front

13.8

14.8

14.4

13.8

Brake Rear

13

13.8

13.6

13

60-0 performance

N/A

113

N/A

112

Curb weight (lbs)

4663

5004

4784

4960

The Audi Q8 deploys the biggest brakes out of all its competition but due to its heavy frame when compared to the Mercedes stops just 1 foot after the Merc. Due to the lack of available information, it becomes difficult to compare all the SUVs on the list.

Ride & Handling

Porsche has aced the specialty of giving a captivating driving experience like no other. Expanding on the wonderful driving elements of the Porsche Cayenne, the 2020 Cayenne Coupe has much more sporty gusto to offer.

The drive experience is further enriched due to the rear wheel steering which is equipped as standard. This makes it easier to park and turn in tight spaces along with attacking corners with much more enthusiasm. 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Rear View

Steering responses offered by the Coupe are furthermore incredibly clear and make handling it even better. The adaptable suspension system makes a stunning contribution in keeping the vehicle clung to the road at all times. 

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Fuel Economy

5.2/10

At the point when one is following through on such a superior cost, they do expect some practical sense alongside extravagance, or not. Taking into account that the Porsche Cayenne Coupe mileage is equivalent to the Cayenne SUV both these vehicles can not be considered frugal with the performance they have to offer.

Models

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Audi Q8

BMW X6

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

MPG (city)

19

17

20

17

MPG (highway)

23

21

26

22

MPG (combined)

20

18

22

19

The 2020 Cayenne Coupe offers good efficiency compared to others in the city and on the roadway rather than its rivals. The BMW X6 takes the competition with the most eco-friendly engine, followed by Porsche. Audi having similar configurations as the Porsche does lag behind occupying the last spot here while the Merc sits on the third.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Interior

7.8/10

Step into the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe and you won't perceive any change from the standard Cayenne. The interior has leather all around it which is premium quality hand-sewed leather. The center console houses the A/C vents and the 12.4-inch Touchscreen infotainment arrangement.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Front Seats

The steering wheel is adorned in leather and is rather pleasant to hold. Behind the steering wheel, the brand has held the signature Porsche dials with a combination of computerized and analog gauges.

The front seats are well-bolstered with ample support and comfort for long travels. They are also electronically adjustable providing the best seating position as per the driver's requirements along with the adjustability that the steering wheel provides.

Seating is quite agreeable and the rear seats do have some smaller windows which restrict the lighting. Getting in the rear seating arrangement, it's the same as the Cayenne SUV notwithstanding the slanting roofline. Presently, the key thing here is that the back seats have been brought down to make more headroom in the secondary lounge to acclimate to the inclining rooftop.

It is recommended to opt for the standard 2 seats in the rear. The third discretionary seating seat may have the grown-up situated in the middle seat face issues regarding the accessible headroom.  There is plentiful legroom in the back even with the front seat adjusted to the rearmost position.

Models

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Audi Q8

BMW X6

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

5

Front (head/ shoulder/leg)(inch)

N/A

37.1/59.5/41.6

39.3/60/40.4

39.2/58.5/N/A

Rear (head/ shoulder/leg)(inch)

N/A

38.1/58.5/40.2

37.5/57.7/35.7

37.8/58.4

All these utilitarians have ample space to seat at least 4 adults comfortably. Every brand apart from the Porsche is capable of seating 5 adults with a well-planned interior. Here the Porsche might be overshadowed by its competitors in terms of luxury and utility as well.

Interior Features

The features that adorn the interiors are:

  • 4-inch Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Dual-zone climate control with separate settings for driver and front passenger
  • 8-way Power-adjustable and heated front seats
  • Power adjustable multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Porsche Connect Services
  • LED ambient lighting
  • 40/20/40 foldable seats
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Panoramic Glass Roof
  • Courtesy lighting on mirror
  • Particle/pollen filter with active carbon filter
  • Tinted thermally-insulated front windshield
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless drive
  • Analog clock on the dashboard
  • Two integrated cupholders in the front center armrest
  • Two integrated cupholders in foldable rear armrest
  • Bottle holder in each door panel front and rear
  • Floor mats

Infotainment System

There are no changes in terms of the infotainment set up in both the SUV and the Coupe. The 12.4-inch infotainment has a rather intuitive interface which is isn't as difficult to get acquainted with. The touchscreen framework doesn't give a haptic reaction which does make it difficult, however, the glass board controls do offer a haptic and visual criticism.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe SUV has 12.4-inch Multimedia infotainment Display

The default sound framework offers a tolerable melodic encounter however individuals who accept it as a need can move up to either the Bose Surround Sound System or the Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System both of which are available as options.

Infotainment Features

  • A 12.4-inch multimedia infotainment display
  • Programmable Digital-Analog Driver Display
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Porsche Connect with Carfinder, Remote Vehicle Status, and Remote Services
  • Bluetooth and WiFi capability
  • Telephone Module
  • Three 12V plug sockets
  • Four USB-C charging ports
  • HomeLink® programmable garage door opener
  • Porsche Communication Management
  • Hi-fi sound system with 10 speakers
  • HD Radio and SiriusXM subscription

Cargo Capacity

The sloping roofline does take a hit on the utility aspect of the Coupe. We did not have any complaints regarding the storage capacity of the  Cayenne SUV simply because of the ample storage. The Coupe is not as bad though one can easily accommodate 2 large suitcases along with 2 medium suitcases rather easily. The rear seats do fold to provide more storage space but they can't be folded all the way down like in the SUV version.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Cargo Space 22.0 cu ft.

Models

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Audi Q8

BMW X6

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

Cargo space (cubic feet)

22.0

30.5

27.4

23.0

The Q3 is a behemoth in terms of storage capacity and takes the win here. The BMW follows suit with its rather large cabin and ample space all around. The Mercedes seems to be getting rather comfortable at the 3rd position now taking up this spot more times than often in our comparisons. Porsche fares the last here and has the least amount of storage space to offer.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Exterior

7.6/10

The Cayenne Coupe is a design marvel with the front like an SUV and the Coupe added to the rear. The design is much more sporty and has changes in the front fascia which differentiate it from the SUV. The front in other aspects remains unchanged.

The side view is where the Cayenne Coupe is in its full brilliance. The roofline slopes towards the rear and adds an alternate measurement to the vehicle. The rear doors are distinctive due to the sloping roof. Wheels are not quite the same as the Cayenne with the 20-inch rims as standard. From the sides, the sloping roofline does resemble a taller 911 towards the rear in more ways than it does an SUV.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Three Quarter View

The rear of the vehicle is the place the enchantment occurs. The raking roofline has 2 spoilers with one just above the rear windshield and the other sitting comfortably above the Porsche tag. The speed sensing spoiler is the highlight as it is the greatest spoiler ever fitted on a production SUV Coupe.

When contrasted with the Dual-Exhaust framework on the SUV, the Coupe features a quad-exhaust framework which exudes a considerably sportier look. The diffuser and different subtleties remain basically equivalent to the standard Cayenne. 

Models

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Audi Q8

BMW X6

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

Curb weight (lbs)

4663

5004

4784

4960

Length (in)

194.2

196.6

194.8

192.6

Width (in)

78.1

78.5

78.9

78.9

Height (in)

66.0

67.2

66.8

67.7

Ground clearance (in)

8.1

5.8

8.1

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

114.0

117.9

117.1

114.8

The Audi has the longest wheelbase and weight which does impact negatively on the driving dynamics of the vehicle. With the shortest physical characteristics, the Porsche has everything that any vehicle needs to have great handling, this is Porsche engineering at its finest for you.

Exterior Features

  • Panoramic Glass Roof as standard
  • Full LED Headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus
  • Automatic headlight activation incl. "Welcome Home" lighting
  • Four-point LED daytime running lights in each headlight
  • Front corner lights with LED position light and direction indicator
  • Rain Sensing windshield wipers
  • Power-operated and heated side-view mirrors
  • Privacy glass for rear windows
  • “PORSCHE" logo and model designation on the rear hatch in High Gloss Silver
  • Twin single-tube tailpipes, outside left and right, in brushed stainless steel
  • Fixed panoramic roof
  • Adaptive rear spoiler in exterior color with lip in Black
  • Fixed upper wing
  • Three-dimensional LED taillights with integral 4-point brake lights and light strip

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Safety

8.0/10

Being a latest addition to the Porsche line up and getting classified in the luxury sports segment the chances of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe going through crash tests are slim. However, Porsche is one of the brands that has been more focused on passenger safety before the norms mandated manufacturers to do so. The number of autonomous features can be added on with the number of options available and we suggest the addition of Assitance Package as a must due to features like Lane Keeping and Traffic assist, Surround-view, heads up display and adaptive cruise control at the cost of $6,250. The chassis of the Cayenne Coupe is reliable due to the alloys of aluminum and steel which improve structural integrity.

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Warn and Brake Assist System
  • Stability control
  • Dual Stage SRS airbags
  • Pretensioners
  • Integrated Porsche 4D-Chassis Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Porsche Side Impact Protection System
  • Engine immobilizer with remote central locking
  • alarm system with radar-based interior surveillance
  • ParkAssist (front and rear) with reversing camera
  • Door sill guards in Brushed Aluminum

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Competition

Porsche Cayenne Vs Audi Q8

Audi and Porsche are the two giants owned by the VW group and both these brands share a similar platform in these SUVs. With similar engines, these two SUVs are totally different in terms of performance and handling. The Porsche owing to its physical characteristics feels number and dynamic in handling with better performance figures.

2020 Audi Q8 SUV

The Audi is heavier and longer which makes it more fuel consuming and less performing all at a higher MSRP. The Porsche would definitely be a better pick when compared to the offering from Audi.

Porsche Cayenne Vs BMW X6

The X6 is a champion and it has all the requirements to be rightfully called so. With a price tag much lesser than the Porsche,  the Beamer can perform better all the while returning better fuel efficiency. Not just that, the BMW has better luxury and space as well making it a rather all-round performer compared to the Porsche which has excellent performance but lacks many utility aspects.

2020 BMW X6 SUV

The clear winner when these two behemoths are pitted against each other is the BMW X6.

Porsche Cayenne Vs Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

Mercedes has been at the SUV segment for longer than Porsche and has cleared all the snafus that their vehicles had over the years. It offers one of the best SUVs in terms of both luxury and performance in today's world. It beats the Porsche in every sense apart from fuel economy, so if that is the top priority for a purchase go for the Porsche.

2020 Mercedes AMG GLE 43 Coupe

All in all the Mercedes is one car which nobody would regret adding to their garage.

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Final Verdict

The Porsche Coupe is here to stay and is a delight in every term. Cayenne SUV did get various accolades to its name and the Coupe comes in as an even sportier iteration of the same. As the world has just been introduced to this marvel not much can be speculated on how it will perform in real-world situations.

But being a Porsche and the best SUV combined into a finer version of the two the expectations from the Coupe are high. It is definitely something to go for if driving dynamics and the exhilarating experience is what one desires in their everyday commute.