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The Cayenne SUV lineup for 2015 is reduced to five trims: Diesel, S, S E-Hybrid, Turbo and Turbo S. All trims get revised suspension tuning, a bump in horsepower and better fuel economy. New options include a 360-degree Surround View camera and heated and cooling rear seats.
Since the high-efficiency diesel variant joined the Cayenne family last year, and the top-of-the-line, 550-horsepower Turbo S went on sale recently, there are no substantive changes for 2014. The Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus becomes an option across the line.
A new diesel variant joins the Cayenne lineup for 2013, and earns its place as one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size SUVs on the market. In addition, the current Cayenne Turbo relinquishes the top spot in the Cayenne range to the new 550-horsepower Turbo S (available Spring 2013).
Following its 2011 remodel, the Cayenne isn't remarkably changed for 2012. Among the biggest new features is an optional power kit for the Cayenne Turbo that adds 40 horsepower to crank out a total of 540. The turbo version also gets slightly larger front disc brakes, and all models receive upgraded carpet in the cargo hull and on seatbacks.
The all-new 2011 Porsche Cayenne larger and roomier, but 400 pounds lighter. It's more powerful, but more fuel-efficient. The lineup now includes a hybrid model, and offers a torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that actually raises its Porsche-ness to a new level.
A new flagship, the 550-horseopower Cayenne Turbo S, joins the line up bringing to five the number of models wearing the Cayenne badge. Other changes include a revised Porsche Communications Management System (PCM) using a touchscreen instead of a keypad to access information. Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) technology is offered for the first time, while the GTS trim's sport seats and red or gold paint is now available on all Cayenne models.
Wearing the Porsche badge on its liftgate means the 2015 Cayenne SUV has to live up to the legendary performance expected of every Porsche. With rapid acceleration, impressive steering and braking plus enough luxury to please the most demanding connoisseur, the Cayenne for 2015 is the perfect blend of family wagon and gut-punching performer. Available in a number of trims ranging from quick to potent, the Cayenne can tow up to 7,716 pounds and still leave most sports cars in its dust. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport may be better off road, while the BMW X5 and Mercedes M-Class offer comparable features at a lower price, but none of these competitors has an equal to the new S E-Hybrid, the world's first plug-in luxury hybrid SUV.View Porsche Cayenne vehicles for sale near you.
By porschelover on Thursday, December 24, 2009
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"Simply the best there is! Nothing can beat the CAYENNE GTS!"
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By Stew on Monday, April 30, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great handling, hauls lots of stuff"
Cons: "reliability has gone way down from previous models"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"This is my 3rd Cayenne---first V8 - 44,000 miles - the previous cars were amazing-85K and 75K miles respectively-ZERO issues..this one is a different story--in the first 30,000 miles I--had a major radiator pipe blow out necesitating a special part from the factory to be flown in (two weeks)(adhesive failure), two major water leaks around the windows, the engine knocks (or pings) constantly (car has been tuned, plugs changed, software reset)(factory rep has looked at it) and will not stop, requires 1 quart of oil every 400-450 miles (dealer has kept a log of the usage. The engine knocking happens no matter what brand of gas I use (dealer suggested a switch) - it impedes performance and engine reacts sluggish - no one seems to care----am trading the car in right before the warranty expires-NO WAY will I own this particular car without a warranty---the radiator issue alone would have cost over $5,000 according to the service rep.....too bad--I had really enjoyed the previous Cayennes I owned--not sure I'll buy another one."
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By Townsend on Tuesday, April 27, 2010
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"My Cayenne S is the coolest vehicle that I've owned. Have had an Infiniti Q45 and Caddy SRX V-8 and both were solid, head turners and comparatively fast. The Cayenne is way better than either. BMWs are everywhere, but my Porsche stands out at the traffic light or parking lot. My brother in law has a BMW x5, and he is remorseful when he rides in or drives the Cayenne. The gas mileage is not nearly as bad as I had steeled myself to expect. Mixed city & interstate driving and I get anywhere from 18 to 19.5 mph. I would buy the Cayenne again in a heartbeat."
8 people out of 9 found this review helpful