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Even though there's a lack of official safety ratings, the Cayenne offers plenty of active and passive features to put you at ease.
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safety junkies will appreciate such technologies as a dynamic Bi-Xenon light system, lane-change assist (aka, blind-spot monitor), and adaptive cruise control.
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thick A-pillars allow the Cayenne to pass the NHTSA's new roof-crush standards, yet they also hamper forward visibility, particularly when making left-hand turns

With the Cayenne’s high nose and the machine jacked up, we couldn’t see what was directly in front, especially when cresting a grade.
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Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) typical test high-priced luxury vehicles. And with its niche-model status relative to other SUVs, the Cayenne is no exception.

Safety equipment in the Cayenne is very good, however. Standard items include anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, a full complement of airbags; pay a little more and you can get active-safety options like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Change Assistant, and dynamic lighting.

Whether on- or off-road, the Cayenne's especially capable handling may also prove a safety asset, helping to avoid obstacles and accidents; on the trail, hill descent control and speed-set control help keep it safe.


Even though there's a lack of official safety ratings, the Cayenne offers plenty of active and passive features to put you at ease.

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