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2019 Porsche Cayenne S keeps it subtle enough

Lacking overwrought details, the Cayenne S' simple appearance doesn't shout its performance creds from the mountaintop.

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The Cayenne follows a pretty straightforward aesthetic formula: Take a sport utility vehicle and make it look like a Porsche.

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The third-generation Cayenne S is mighty sleek, bringing its look closer in line with other new P-cars like the refreshed Macan and the 992-generation 911.

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What I like the most is that it's not a try-hard: It's not riddled with complex lines or flashy protrusions. 

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Every four-door S model Porsche makes wields the same engine: a 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V6.

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In the Cayenne S, it's good for 434 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.

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I'm a big fan of this engine, as there's plenty of available torque at lower rpms and it has no problem screaming its way to redline over and over. 

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Well, it doesn't really scream -- it's actually on the quiet side -- but that's nothing Porsche's optional sports exhaust can't remedy, for a price.

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The eight-speed automatic transmission is generally fault-free, working its way up through the gears with little drama in the cabin.

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It is, however, a little janky when the vehicle slows to a stop, jumping a little bit on downshifts between third, second and first gears.

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