Navigating I-80 through tricky Parley’s Canyon to Park City will never be the same for new owners of the elegant, sure-footed all-new 2019 Porsche Cayenne. Completely redesigned for 2019, the European icon delivers thrilling performance across the board.

Engine performance is impressive; acceleration is smooth and immediate. The base 3.0 liter, turbocharged engine churns out a respectable 340 horsepower, while the top end 4.0 liter turbocharged V-8 produces an amazing 541 horsepower. All Cayennes are equipped with an incredibly smooth, eight-speed automatic transmission.

The newest Cayenne relies on the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) cockpit display, essentially an intelligent control system, for instant and comprehensive vehicle feedback. Standard “park assist” and optional “lane keep assist” features make maneuvering, parking and high-speed lane changes far safer and easier.

The Cayenne’s night vision assist feature detects both people and animals up to 1000 feet ahead and instantly notifies the driver. The PCM system also provides instant access to cellular and internet services.

A superbly engineered chassis couples with the PCM system to make the Cayenne’s handling impeccable and eminently reassuring. Five pre-programmed driving modes respond to any driving condition, on or off the road. Just touch the mode you want on the PCM screen and go.

The car’s interior belies its tasteful, European roots. Thermally insulated, laminated glass provides a pleasant, quiet ride. Road noise is negligible, even on wet roads. Leather is standard throughout; control and trim features are refined. Rear seats and backrests may be lowered to create a cavernous 60.3 feet of cargo space, adding utility to luxury. A panoramic roof system brightens the interior, creating an enhanced sense of spaciousness.

Bottom line: the all-new 2019 Porsche Cayenne is a total package, combining performance, style and elegance into one of the most refined automobiles on the road today.