Several powerful engine options; luxurious interiors; excellent handling; high people carrying and cargo capacity
First introduced in 2003 to a lukewarm reception, the Cayenne quickly silenced its critics by showing itself a truly serious performer. For 2011, the popular Porsche was redesigned inside and out, cementing it as the ultimate luxury high performance SUV.
Six models are offered: Base, Diesel, S, GTS, Turbo and S Hybrid. Base Cayennes feature a 3.6L V6 that puts out 300 hp. The Diesel is a 3.0L V6 Turbo that makes 240 hp. The S and the GTS use a 4.8L that churns out 400 hp in S form and 420 hp in the GTS. The Turbo version utilizes the same 4.8L V8 but with two turbochargers, allowing it to produce 500 hp. Porsche claims 0-60 mph from the Turbo in just 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 172 mph. Finally, the S Hybrid uses a gas-electric hybrid--Porsche's first--employing a 333-hp supercharged 3.0L V6 and a 47-hp battery-powered electric motor that combine to deliver 380 hp. The Cayenne Hybrid can run on either one or both of its powerplants for an even blend of power and fuel efficiency.
Interiors exhibit a typically Porsche attention to detail; they look, feel and fall in line with what one would see in the Panamera sedan. All rear seats are split folding.
Cayennes are suspended by a double wishbone setup in the front and a multilink rear axle, with front and rear stabilizers. All Cayennes offer all-wheel drive. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on the Base model, while a new 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic is standard on all others and available on the Base. Towing capacity maxes out at 5,952 pounds for the base model and at 7,716 pounds for all other models.
The Cayenne comes with a lengthy standard equipment list. The Base and the Diesel models offer power everything, heated mirrors, leather seating, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with 4-way lumbar support, steering wheel audio controls, rain-sensing wipers, privacy glass, a premium stereo system, a power liftgate, universal garage door opener and auxiliary power outlets.
S and Hybrid S models are equipped mostly the same, adding cruise control and a refrigerated glovebox. Turbo models include niceties such as aluminum interior trim and an Alcantara headliner, as well as Porsche Communications Management 3.0, which features a 6.5-inch color touchscreen display with integrated MP3, CD, DVD and navigation. A 14-speaker Bose stereo is also standard in the Turbo.
Lots of optional equipment can be specified on the Cayenne, including special exterior paint, special 19-inch wheels, larger fuel tank, Lane Change Assist, the Walnut or Anthracite Birch Interior Package, Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Dynamic Light System, front and rear Park Assist, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes and more.
Standard safety features across the range include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist and brake readiness, advanced airbags throughout the cabin, traction control and stability control.
2013 Brings a couple of additions to the Cayenne model range. For the first time in the US, the Cayenne is available with a diesel engine. It's a turbocharged V6 unit making 240 horsepower and a whopping 406 lb-feet of torque. Rated at 29 mpg on the highway, the Cayenne Diesel is theoretically capable of traveling 740 miles on a single tank.
The Cayenne GTS also makes its return to the Cayenne lineup for 2013. The GTS occupies the space between the S and the Turbo in Porsche's lineup. Lower and with a meaner appearance than the S, the GTS also makes an additional 20 horsepower thanks to a sportier exhaust system. Acceleration is improved through a shorter final drive ratio. Featuring a couple of unique trim pieces and unique 20-inch wheels, the GTS features much of the aggression of the Turbo at a lower price point.
The Porsche Cayenne represents the ultimate in SUV performance and capability. All are agile, quick, able handlers that rival many sports cars, but also offer the versatility of being able tow between 6,000 and 7,700 pounds. With six trim levels available--Base, Diesel, S, GTS, Turbo and S Hybrid--there's a Cayenne to suit all enthusiasts in the range from mild to wild. With a base price of just $48,850 getting into a Cayenne rather than a BMW or Mercedes SUV is a real option.
Vehicle Price: 49,825.00
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