Compared to its 955 predecessor, standard safety equipment for the 957 Cayenne was improved with the addition of brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, trailer stability control, off-road ABS and rollover sensors (for the advance deployment of curtain airbags).
Standard features for the 957 Cayenne and Cayenne Diesel included 17-inch alloy wheels, a twelve speaker sound system with CD player and MP3-compatibility, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats, cooled glovebox, front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, 60/40 split and folding rear seats, remote central locking, power mirrors and windows, heated and folding mirrors, a tilt and reach adjustable steering column, 12 volt power outlets, rear privacy glass, trip computer, alarm and immobiliser.
The Cayenne S was further equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, air suspension and PASM, a fourteen speaker Bose sound system with six-disc CD player, satellite navigation and cruise control. Beyond this, the GTS added 21-inch alloy wheels, contoured sports seats a power adjustable steering column, Alcantara headlining and a unique 'satin aluminium' center console.
The Cayenne Turbo was fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, but also received four-zone climate control air conditioning, heated front and rear seats, directional bi-xenon headlights with washers, a power sunroof, proximity key and tyre pressure monitoring.
Finally, the range-topping Cayenne Turbo S was distinguished by its 21-inch alloy wheels, embossed leather seats, two-tone leather upholstery with Alcantara trim and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which utilised active anti-roll bars to respond to the steering angle and lateral acceleration to provide a stabilizing force which counteracted the swaying force of the chassis.
2009 Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3
In September 2009, a limited-run GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 model was released. Compared to the standard GTS, the Porsche Design Edition 3 featured black-trimmed power-adjustable sports seats with red stitching, Porsche-embossed head restraints and Alcantara seat facings and 'Lava Grey' metallic paint finish. The GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 was also sold with a Porsche Design Chronograph watch and four-piece luggage set.