2017 Porsche Cayenne Buyer's Guide
A Real Porsche
Here's a bit of first-person insight sure to surprise no one: The Porsche Cayenne is the most fun-to-drive midsize luxury SUV on the road. (Although it's curiously capable off-road, too.) The 2-row Cayenne mixes responsive handling with a gorgeous interior and a wide variety of powertrains that includes turbo and hybrid options.
From our full review of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne: "The word 'slow' has never been used to describe a Porsche Cayenne. Neither have the words 'uncomfortable' or 'imprecise' or 'unrefined.' Cayennes are simply impressive from behind the wheel. Each is a blast to drive."
One of the finest performance SUVs money can buy is the Cayenne Turbo. It brings together a Porsche 911-inspired suspension design and a 520-horsepower twin-turbo V8, for the ultimate in sports-car-like handling and power, in a vehicle that can carry plenty of cargo and can tow. Its top speed is 173 mph and it can go from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.2 seconds. For those who crave even more power, the Cayenne Turbo S has 570 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Porsche Cayenne
Seen testing in Europe, the Cayenne will receive an extensive revamp for the 2018 model year.
Build and Price
The Cayenne's price starts at about $60,000 and climbs to over $247,000 for a fully loaded Cayenne Turbo S. Build and price your own Porsche Cayenne to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
DrBillyD, a KBB.com visitor and Cayenne owner, has this to say about his Porsche: "Positives: Insane power/accel/speed. Crisp handling. FUN drive. Capable off road (locking differentials). Roomy (I'm 6'4"). Never having to wonder "Who's faster?" LOL. Decent mileage (20 MPG highway). Negatives: Poor rear visibility (lane change assist is nice though), glare off metal dash accents can be a pain. Some electronics are quirky (e.g. seat memory, music hard drive, garage door opener). Limited interior storage (doors, armrests)." Read more consumer reviews of the Porsche Cayenne.
More Midsize Luxury SUVs
There are 10 other terrific choices in this segment, all of which are appealing for different reasons. Visit our Midsize Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to have a look at all your options.
Photo Gallery: Porsche Cayenne Inside and Out