The goodies you get if you go for the Platinum Edition include 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, wider wheel arches, Alcantara, eight-way electrically adjusted sports seats, the Porsche crest on the headrests, stainless steel door sills that incorporate illuminated Platinum Edition lettering, things only Porsche owners care about.
On the upside, the Platinum Edition offers plenty of standard equipment. Both models are equipped with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management system, including navigation, Connect Plus module, and a Bose Surround Sound system. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition model prides itself with more for less in the form of auxiliary cabin conditioning, a system which allows the car to be programmed to use the heater or air con to pre-condition the cabin before the driver enters the vehicle.
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is motivated by a 300 horsepower V6 and drinks as little as 24 mpg highway. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is more like it, though, boasting a total output of 416 horsepower and 47 MPGe.
Provided that you can refrain from the temptation of buying a so-called Platinum Edition, the effort will be worth it because the next generation of the Porsche Cayenne is just around the corner. Word on the street is the 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 will be phased out in favor of a newly developed 4.0-liter engine with an electric-powered compressor. You can read more about the 2018 Porsche Cayenne in this story.