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The new Porsche Cayenne is the favourite mid size luxury SUV of many test drivers. The power and performance are like a sports car and Porsche Cayenne is for those who would rather be driving a sports car. The new sexy looking Porsche Cayenne receives positive reviews from test drivers. The basic price might look cheap, but it can go up to $126,000 with different trims.

The basic price seems quite reasonable, but when you add trims it can sky rocket to very high price. MSRP: $45,500 – $126,300 Invoice: $40,770 – $113,490. Who cares about the price, when you are getting pure Porsche performance. Porsche Cayenne has outnumbered its competitors with sheer power.

If you are looking for a good fuel economy, than Porsche Cayenne is not a good choice. It has the worst fuel economy in its class with 14 mpg in city and 20 mpg on highway. If you need sporty driving and handling, then it is the perfect car. Porsche Cayenne is available in different trims.

Porsche Cayenne Ratings:


Porsche Cayenne Performance: 8.5 (Very Good)

Porsche Cayenne Exterior: 8 (Good)

Porsche Cayenne Interior: 8.1 (Good)

Porsche Cayenne Safety: 9.3 (Excellent)

Porsche Cayenne Performance: 7.2 (Average)

Overall Score: 8.6

Acceleration & Power


No other vehicle of its class can match with Porsche Cayenne in power and performance because the power produced by its burly engines and surprising nimbleness is outstanding. It is also suitable for the rocky terrain. The base model comes with powerful 3.6 litre 290 horsepower V6 engine. The Cayenne S is even more powerful it comes with 4.8 litre 385 horsepower V8 engine. This is just starting other trims engines are even stronger. The Cayenne GTS comes with 4.8 litre 405 horsepower V8 engine. The powerful Cayenne Turbo comes with a twin turbo charged 4.8 litre 500 horsepower V8 engine. The Turbo S has the same engine, but produces 550 horsepower. The Cayenne S, GTS, Turbo and the Turbo S are paired with six speed Tiptronic transmission.

Considering the weight of the Porsche Cayenne, test drivers did not find any issue with excellent manoeuvrability. Feature like Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control system improves the handling. The braking system is excellent with six-piston fixed aluminium mono block black calipers in the front and four-piston calibres in the back.

Porsche Cayenne is perfect for off roads and toughest terrains. Porsche Traction Management and permanent all wheel drive makes it tough for off-road. The smart all-wheel drive has an electronically adaptable centre distinction that can be locked for the difficult off-road terrains.



Interior is remarkably outstanding and luxurious in Porsche Cayenne seating is comfortable and plush. The leather material is excellent and many reviewers highlighted the roomy area for three passengers. Porsche Cayenne standard features include climate control, a leather-trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and heated side mirrors, 12-speaker CD player. Porsche Communication Management, which comes with a 6.5 inch colour monitor, a DVD navigation system and touch screen controls. The high-priced trims feature Bose Surround Sound Stereo, automatic climate control and a heated steering wheel. Reviewers are satisfied with the space it offers 19 cubic feet of space and 63 cubic feet with rear seats folded.



Porsche Cayenne has sophisticated look and unique Porsche design. The new GTS model comes with racing strips. If you are a Porsche lover, you will like the exterior style.

Safety & Reliability


Porsche is the safest car and it is loaded with plenty of safety features include Porsche Stability Management system works with the braking system and sensors to support vehicle stability in risky road assumptions. The other features include integrated left and right curtain airbags, torso side airbags, Porsche Stability Management with Engine Drag Torque Control Brake Assist and many other optional features.

Porsche Cayenne is the most reliable car and most of all it holds the famous tag of Porsche. It comes with 4 year/ 50,000 miles warranty and 10 year unlimited mileage rust warranty. Porsche Cayenne is the recommended car in our list.


About the author: Ahmad Wali


Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter


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