2016 Porsche Cayenne Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on July 22, 2016 10:07 AM

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.

But the Cayenne's starting price can be deceptive. While the average price paid in the midsize luxury SUV category is just over $50,000, the average Cayenne transaction price is north of $70,000.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne: "The new Porsche Cayenne GTS, with its turbocharged V6 engine, splits the difference with a 0-60-mph time of about 4.4 seconds. However, keep in mind that there's more to the Cayenne than outright speed. Cornering precision is beyond what you should rightfully expect from any SUV."

Cayenne Turbo

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.

 

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Build and Price

The Cayenne's price starts at about $59,000 and climbs to over $253,000 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.

Consumer Reviews

Mike, a KBB.com visitor and Cayenne owner, has this to say about his Porsche: "Awesome vehicle, has had service intervals which are expensive but the handling, ride quality at 130mph more than makes up for costs associated with service." 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 


 


 

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