The 2021 Porsche Cayenne is hands-down one of the best-handling SUVs

Although the Cayenne is only on the market for two years, Porsche POAHY (-3.53%) is not resting on its laurels. The 2021 model year marks the arrival of the GTS, a hybrid version that was launched last year. The GTS is a performance-oriented model that sits at the middle of the lineup. It has a powerful engine, strong suspension and large tires. Although the GTS isn't as powerful as the Turbo models, its athleticism more than compensates.Porsche Cayenne Porsche 2021Although the Porsche crossover is a Porsche Cayenne, it is also about performance. Audi, BMW BMW +0.81%, Mercedes, Jaguar and Land Rover all offer highly-tuned crossovers. The Cayenne's focus on engineering and tuning is what sets it apart. Porsche has a long track record of winning races and that winning DNA can be found in all Cayenne models. Porsche Cayenne is truly a class apart.Pricing for 2021 Porsche CayennePricing for the Porsche Cayenne in 2021Cayenne: $67.500Cayenne EHybrid: $81,800Cayenne S: $85,100Cayenne GTS $107,300Cayenne Turbo: $127.800Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid:$163,200All 2021 Porsche Cayenne models come with a $1,350 destination fee. To see the current price of a Porsche Cayenne in your region, check out's Fair Purchase Price. The Cayenne will have a better resale value than the BMW X5, Audi SQ5, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and Land Rover Sport.Which model is best for me?2021 Porsche Cayenne4D Chassis ControlApple AAPL, +0.46% CarPlay12.3-inch touchscreenNavigationRain-sensing wipers8-way power driver seat2021 Porsche Cayenne GTSTurbocharged V8 with 453 horsepowerStandard Sport ExhaustExterior package Sport Design21-inch RS Spyder wheels2021 Porsche Cayenne E-HybridHybrid powertrain with 455 horsepowerCluster hybrid gaugePorsche Active Suspension Management - PASMSport Chrono Package2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo21-inch wheelsSuspension by airAdaptive LED HeadlightsBose 14-speaker audioHeated rear and front seats2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-HybridPorsche Dynamic Chassis ControlTorque vectoringSteering column with power-adjustable motorCarbon-ceramic brakesHeated steering wheelThe 2021 Porsche CayennePorsches Cayenne 2021 is an SUV. However, its lower center of gravity engine and lightweight aluminum construction make it feel like a sports car. You will never be short of acceleration and passing power.The GTS model's new 2020 version features a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8. This replaces its predecessors turbocharged 6 liter V6. It delivers powerful acceleration at 6-digit speeds and a loud exhaust note. It boasts a range of performance upgrades and delivers thrilling sports car performance in a spacious crossover SUV.Porsche Cayenne Porsche 2021Cayenne's standard steel-spring suspension provides a smooth, jerky ride. But, you can improve it by adding PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), which adds dual-mode shocks to adapt to different road conditions. The optional air suspension is a step up. It helps to smoothen rough-riding without compromising cornering ability. You can choose from five ride heights: lower for better handling, higher for off-road adventures and yes, the Cayenne is a capable off-road SUV.Porsche offers two options for buyers who want more power and effectiveness in their Cayenne's multi-piston brakes. The first is a 16.3-inch tungsten carbide rotor, gripped by a 10-piston brake caliper. These Porsche Surface Coated Brakes are identified by white calipers. They offer increased heat resistance and greatly reduced brake dust. A set of Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, (PCCB), can be purchased to provide maximum stopping power. They are easily identified by yellow calipers.The Sport Chrono package ($1,130), which includes launch control, Sport+ mode and rear-axle steering, allows for quicker turn-ins and emergency input response.Interior comfortIt's easy to see how the Panameras influence has been evident in the interior of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne. A 7-inch digital gauge sits between the analog center tachometer and two 7" digital gauges. This blends modernity with a touch tradition. The center dash is topped by a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Its sleek black face matches the similar design of the shift lever housing both haptic feedback controls and hard buttons. Although it has a dynamic appearance, the glossy black surface is prone to fingerprints and dust.They are extremely supportive and elegantly designed. With the 2019 redesign, the cargo area was larger and there was more legroom in the rear seats. At this price, the standard equipment list isn't as robust as you might expect. Adding options can be costly.Exterior stylingThe 3rd generation Cayenne retains the same appearance as the original. However, it has a cleaner appearance with more prominent body creases, and a lower stance. The standard 19-inch wheels have a more aggressive look thanks to the skewed tire widths at the front and rear.Do not miss this opportunity to get your Lamborghini electric.The Cayennes' wheelbase is almost three inches longer than the previous-generation model. You can climb the line to get larger tires and wheels (up to 22 inches), as well as ground effects and front-end treatment and colors.The standard Sport Design package is what distinguishes the new 2020 GTS model. The GTS model features 21-inch RS Spyder tires and black trim and badges for a sporty look. Porsche calibrates the GTS's air suspension to provide a lower ride height.Favorite featuresPorsche Active ManagementThe PASM system's active-shock setup is essential for cornering and ride control. To reduce body roll, the system uses a 48-volt electric system to adjust the suspension's torsional rigidity. The shocks can be adjusted in milliseconds to adapt to changes in road surfaces or drivers' habits.12.3-inch touchscreenThe Cayenne's huge touchscreen infotainment looks like a 12.3-inch slab made of polished black onyx until the car is started. The screen can be controlled by large block icons or haptic feedback buttons around the shifter in the center console. It serves as the central point for navigation, camera feeds and apps as well Apple CarPlay integration.Standard featuresThe Cayenne comes standard with Integrated 4D Chassis control, 19-inch wheels and rain-sensing wipers. There is also Porsche Communication Management, a 12.3-inch touch screen and navigation. It also features a 10-speaker/150 watt audio system and front and rear park assist. Keyless entry with push-button starting and an 8-way power drivers seat.You might also like: The 2021 Volvo XC60 looks great and is a joy to driveStandard safety equipment includes rear and front side airbags, as well as Porsches Warn or Brake Assist. The Cayenne also offers advanced driver-assist technologies, but these are available as part of additional-cost packages.Factory optionsThere are many options and upgrades available. There are 18 wheel options, leather seating, heated front seats and rear seats, heated headlights, adaptive headlights and panoramic sunroof.Buyers have the option of choosing between an air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management system (PASM), rear-axle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control. The Sport Chrono Package adds launch control as well as a digital or analog stopwatch and launch control. Optional features include adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist and autonomous brakes, night vision, and a head up display.Transmission and engineThe 2021 Porsche Cayenne features a range of turbocharged and mixed engines. It starts with a 3.0-liter turbocharged, 355 horsepower engine and 322 lb-ft torque. This engine design is standard in the base Cayenne and places the turbocharger in a valley between the cylinders rather than below them. This gives the Cayenne an lower center of gravity.Cayenne S uses a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 while the Cayenne GTS, which is new for 2021, has a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. Turbo models feature the same twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 but with stronger tuning.The E-Hybrid has a 3.0-liter turbo-V6 and a 134-horsepower electrical motor. It produces a total output of 455 horsepower. The Turbo S E-Hybrid uses the same engine with the twin-turbo-V8 to produce 670 horsepower. The E-Hybrid can run on only electric power for up to 27 miles at speeds of 85 mph.Also, see: Review: The 2021 Audi Q5 ranks high among luxury compact SUVsAll Cayenne models have an 8-speed ZF auto transmission. The ZF automatic transmission is not as fast, but it works well in the Cayenne. It answers both luxury and performance needs. All Cayenne models are equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD).3.0-liter turbocharged V6335 horsepower @ 5,300-6.400 rpm322 lb.ft torque @ 1,340-5.300 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy - 19/23 mpg2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine (Cayenne S).434 horsepower @ 5,700-6.600 rpm406 lbft torque @ 1,800-5.500 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy 18/22 mpg3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with electric motor (CayenneE-Hybrid).455 horsepower @ 5,300-6.400 rpm (net system horsepower).516 lbft torque @ 1,340-5.300 rpm (net-system torque)EPA combined fuel economy: est. 41 MPGe (gas & electrical), 21 mpg(gas).4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. (Cayenne GTS).453 horsepower @ 6,000-6.500 rpm457 lbft torque @ 1,800-4500 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy 15/19 mpg4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. (Cayenne Turbo).541 horsepower @ 5,750-6,000 RPM568 lb-ft torque @ 1,960-4500 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy 15/19 mpg4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with electric motor (Cayenne turbo S E-Hybrid).670 horsepower @ 5,750-6,000 RPM (net system horsepower).663 lbft torque @ 2,100-4 500 rpm (net-system torque)EPA combined fuel economy: est. 39 MPGe (gas & electrical), 18 mpg(gas).This story was originally published on