Neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA have crash-tested the 2010 Porsche Cayenne, but Porsche engineering and a wide selection of standard safety equipment, including front-seat side airbags, rear seat thorax side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags, plus a bumper system with high-strength cross-members and two crush elements.
The 2010 Porsche Cayenne comes standard with a wide array of safety features. Kelley Blue Book likes the Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system that’s standard on all Cayennes, noting that it "guards against rollover and increases the effectiveness of the brakes on loose and slippery surfaces." Edmunds reviewers praise the Cayenne’s long list of standard safety features, including the full complement of airbags. The only difference in standard safety features among the trim levels is that the Porsche Cayenne Turbo gets a "front- and rear-obstacle-detection system," according to Consumer Guide.
That obstacle detection system aids overall visibility and driver awareness, as Consumer Guide notes, thanks to its "rearview camera," though this feature "requires [the] navigation system." Motor Trend also points out the Cayenne’s unique “software program that helps to eliminate trailer sway.”