The roads in and around Los Angeles are in the same sorry state as Russian dental health during the Cold War. The Cayenne makes them seem like brand-new veneers. Ride quality is as near to perfect as dammit, while the engine is quiet, smooth and punchy, with immediate throttle response. Even with some serious right foot, there’s more of a gruff roar than a clatter. If the American driving style is made up of steady cruising with the occasional prod on the accelerator to pass other cars or get up to freeway speed, then this kind of engine is ideal. It has a loping quality.
As if that weren’t enough, the six-speed transmission selects each ratio with an almost imperceptible snick. Incidentally, this is a 2010 model and although the dash design looks pretty much unchanged, the quality of materials feels and looks more expensive.
Source: European Car Web