One Car To Rule Them All: The 2024 Porsche Cayenne

Posted 10/2/23

When it comes to a Porsche, you always know that you are going to get great quality. The cars are carefully engineered, beautiful, and a ton of fun to drive. But when you have an active family and minimal space for multiple cars, it can be difficult to decide what sort of vehicle suits your needs best. According to our friends over at MotorTrend, the 2024 Cayenne is the one you are looking for. Which version? Doesn’t matter. 

Porsche has developed Cayenne versions with several engine options that drive similarly and wonderfully enough that your best engine choice can rely on whatever criteria that you want. The one with the best gas mileage is still as fun to drive as the one with the best growl. On top of that, it has room for your kids, their stuff and just about whatever else you want. In short, the 2024 Cayenne will allow you to get around in style and comfort, no matter what you choose. 

Plug-In Hybrid or V-8? 2024 Porsche Cayenne Engine Options

If you are looking for something with some rumble behind it, the one of the V-8 options may be the best choice. However, if you are looking for a car with better fuel economy for your daily commute, the plug-in hybrid option might be the best choice for you. The fully electric battery will get you 45 miles by itself, and the V-6 engine is pretty impressive all on it’s own. There will be more options available when the 2024 Porsche Cayennes actually hit the market—the Turbo GT option is sure to be spectacular—but for the time being Motor Trend just had access to two of the models. 

Though it’s easy to say that both of the models provided are startlingly similar to drive, it’s easier to visualize with some numbers. The twin turbo V-8 on the Cayenne S produces a comfortable and quick 468 hp. The plug-in hybrid V-8 comes in at a close second at 463 hp. Which a mere 5 hp difference between the two. MotorTrend even waxes poetic about how enjoyable the drive is with both of the engine options: “It’s in the movements…the way the weight transfers and the body rolls. It’s all very deliberately and highly controlled, like a dancer.” Though the engines in both of the options are different, the cars compliment one another, and neither option is the wrong choice.

A New and Familiar Cayenne Interior to Keep Things Fresh

If you’ve been in the front seat of a Porsche Taycan recently, the new interior of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne is going to look familiar. The refreshed Cayenne interior borrowed liberally from the Taycan, including an extra optional passenger screen built into the dash. They also moved the shifter from the center console to the dash behind the steering wheel to free up the space that was repurposed into a separate climate control area that combines both switches and touchscreen elements. 

As with any new touchscreen infotainment interface, there is going to be a learning curve to get all of the features down, but at least this one will help you out with automated suggestions from time to time. MotorTrend’s example of one of these suggestions in action is that when you change your driving modes, it asks if you also want to change the exhaust volume or the damper settings while you are at it.

A New Cayenne: The 2024 Car Season Is Fast Approaching

As it is not yet quite time for the new Cayennes to hit the lot, a number of details—namely the important price tag—are few and far between. The good news is that the 2024 models will be released before you know it. If you are looking for a sporty, comfortable, all-purpose family car that is also fun to drive, it will be worth your time to check out the 2024 Porsche Cayenne options.