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If you like the Porsche Cayenne, but you want a little more than what the base model offers, the GTS is the luxury SUV for you. At this trim level, you receive a curated list of features that improve the vehicle’s driving dynamics, making this SUV feel even more like a Porsche. The Cayenne might be an SUV, but it wears the same badge as the 911, Panamera, and Taycan, which means you expect performance regardless of the body style.

What don’t you know about the Cayenne GTS? Let’s take a look.

A new sport exhaust system for the Porsche Cayenne GTS

Sometimes it’s fun to look at predictions from when a vehicle was in the developmental stages and then compare it to what we actually see. Money Inc. told us about the sport exhaust on testing prototypes. This feature is part of what we find in the GTS model of the Cayenne SUV, giving you the performance you desire during your drive.

What does the Porsche GTS package include?

Gray 2022 Porsche Cayenne Luxury SUV Driving
2022 Porsche Cayenne | Porsche

The 2022 Porsche Cayenne GTS luxury SUV is more hardcore than the base model. Car and Driver let us in on what makes this SUV more fun to drive. This package includes:

  • Stiffer sport suspension
  • Dynamic engine mounts
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Sport exhaust
  • More power

These items translate to a much more Porsche-like drive for you in this SUV.

The predicted speed of the GTS is a little off. Even though the engine power met the predicted levels with the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine returning 453 horsepower and 457 lb.-ft. of torque to the drive, the speed wasn’t as expected. The prediction was the GTS could hit sixty mph in 4.0 seconds, but it takes 4.5 seconds to reach that mark. This is still an exciting and fast speed for an SUV.

Porsche creates the coupe body style for the Cayenne

2022 Porsche Cayenne on the road
2022 Porsche Cayenne | Porsche

If you’re looking for a sportier SUV than one with a high rear end with ample cargo room, check out the coupe body style of the Porsche Cayenne GTS. Two years ago, Porsche tested this body style and liked it so much they brought it to every trim of the Cayenne luxury SUV. That means you can have the GTS model in a coupe build and enjoy a vehicle that feels like a sports car but is a little higher off the ground.

Porsche gives us one more trim than predicted?

Interior Dashboard 2022 Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV
Interior Dashboard 2022 Porsche Cayenne | Porsche

We expected to see six trims for the Cayenne in 2022, instead, there are seven. As expected from this high-end brand, each trim offers its own level of power and features for your drive. The seven trims of the Cayenne are:

  • Cayenne (base)
  • E-Hybrid
  • Cayenne S
  • GTS
  • Turbo
  • Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
  • Turbo GT

You might think the Turbo GT would be the most powerful, but it’s actually the Turbo S E-Hybrid that has the most power for your drive.

What makes the 2022 Porsche Cayenne GTS a special luxury SUV?

While the GTS trim is only a couple of steps up from the base model, this is where we see the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) offered as part of the standard features. This system is one of the most impressive items in the Porsche lineup and is the suspension system desired on nearly every model this brand offers. Add this to the increased power over the lower trims, and you’ve got an SUV that feels like a sports car on the road.