Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

About Porsche Cayenne

Spend time in a 2017 Porsche Cayenne and there’s no doubt that this sizable 5-passenger SUV more than lives up to the brand's incredible legacy for luxurious, high-performance automobiles. And after 15 years in production, the Cayenne just keeps getting better. The lineup now includes the eco-friendly Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in as well as the new Cayenne Turbo S that offers 570 horsepower from its twin-turbo V8, giving it thrust well beyond what you'd expect in an SUV. Add to the mix tons of luxury features, enviable curbside cachet as well as incredible build quality inside and out, and the Porsche Cayenne is easily a match for competitors like the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE-Class.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2017?
2017 Porsche Cayenne

For 2017 all Cayenne models get an upgrade to Porsche’s new easier-to-use Porsche Communication Management (PCM) 4.0 head unit. It includes navigation, connectivity and a Bose sound system. Porsche has added new Platinum Edition models to the base Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid variants, which include unique badging and trim.

  • Expert Rating: 9.0
  • Consumers Rating: 8.8
  • MPG 18|24
2016 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2016?
2016 Porsche Cayenne

This year sees an upgraded Porsche Cayenne Turbo S with more horsepower, and a new Cayenne GTS, now sporting a turbocharged V6 engine.

2015 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2015?
2015 Porsche Cayenne

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.

2014 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2014?
2014 Porsche Cayenne

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.

2013 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2013?
2013 Porsche Cayenne

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).

2012 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2012?
2012 Porsche Cayenne

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.

2011 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2011?
2011 Porsche Cayenne

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.

2010 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2010?
2010 Porsche Cayenne

For 2010, two new models join the lineup: The Cayenne S Transsyberia and the limited edition Cayenne GTS Porsche Design Edition 3.

2009 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2009?
2009 Porsche Cayenne

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.

2008 Porsche Cayenne
What's new for 2008?
2008 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche calls its 2008 Cayenne the second generation of the vehicle, but that is not nearly as noticeable from the exterior styling as it is from the engine choices and the new level of equipment.

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Consumer Reviews

SUV that thinks it's a sports car

By on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "FUN!"

Cons: "None."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"2014 Turbo S. Bought used with under 2K miles; now at a little over 10K. Black/black/carbon fiber. Summer tires: 21" PZeroes. Winter tires: 19" Blizzaks. Previous ride was MB GL550. That was bigger, slower but had smoother ride. 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)."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Beautiful and great in snow and ice

By on Sunday, December 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,200

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, Beautiful, Fabulous on snow/ ice"

Cons: "No manual transmission available"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned my 2016 "platinum" V6 for only 3 months but have driven it through typically awful Minnesota weather. It is fabulous (with snow tires). A lot of fun to drive even with the base V6 but most appreciated when the weather turns nasty. Fit and finish are superb. There were no initial construction/ manufacture problems at all. Too early to say anything about long term reliability. Interior is great. The current version of the Infotainment system is quite good... screen is only 7 inches which some may find small; I do not. I understand that the 2017 will have a 10 inch screen. Seats are very comfortable. Interior is well thought out. Handling is fantastic."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Disappointed

By on Monday, April 30, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 7.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

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."

134 people out of 148 found this review helpful

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