Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
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3. Taming the Beast

No vehicle this big or this heavy should be so fast or handle so well; just don’t expect 911-like reflexes. Despite all the technological wizardry built into the torque vectoring all-wheel drive system and air suspension, the Cayenne is not the world’s most sporting chassis. It is hard to overcome the laws of physics with a high riding, heavy SUV. But thanks to a set of tires that should have their own wide load warning labels, the Cayenne Turbo S sticks to the road surprisingly well.

With the adjustable ride height from the air suspension, we were able to lift the Cayenne up while stopped in a highway traffic jam one day to see over a few crossovers in front. The downside: we could see that the jam carried on for miles and miles.

  • Transpower

    I’m waiting for the Porsche Cayenne PHEV….