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Porsche has long had a history for being a top-of-the-line sports car. This manufacturer has always built vehicles ahead of their time in terms of styling and performance, so for many people, it was surprising when they added an SUV to their lineup in 2002. However, the Cayenne’s success has sparked the birth of many other luxury crossovers being introduced to the market. Had Porsche not taken a chance and made their move then other luxury lines may not have followed.

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Porsche SUVs

Porsche Cayenne Diesel SUV

Porsche Cayenne Diesel SUV
Year
2013
MSRP
$55,750
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
3.0L V6
Seats
5
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Rating: 2.6/5
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Porsche Cayenne GTS SUV

Porsche Cayenne GTS SUV
Year
2013
MSRP
$82,050
Fuel Economy
15 City / 21 Highway
Engine
4.8L V8
Seats
5
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Rating: 2.4/5
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Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV
Year
2013
MSRP
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
4.8L V8
Seats
5
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  • Currently 4.70/5
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Rating: 2.3/5
359 users voted

Porsche Cayenne S SUV

Porsche Cayenne S SUV
Year
2013
MSRP
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
Seats
5
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Rating: 2.5/5
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Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV

Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV
Year
2013
MSRP
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
Seats
5
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Rating: 2.7/5
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Porsche Cayenne V6 SUV

Porsche Cayenne V6 SUV
Year
2013
MSRP
Fuel Economy
City / Highway
Engine
Seats
5
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Rating: 2.3/5
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Porsche SUV Reviews

Porsche has long had a history for being a top-of-the-line sports car. This manufacturer has always built vehicles ahead of their time in terms of styling and performance, so for many people, it was surprising when they added an SUV to their lineup in 2002. However, the Cayenne’s success has sparked the birth of many other luxury crossovers being introduced to the market. Had Porsche not taken a chance and made their move then other luxury lines may not have followed.

Although Cayenne is the only SUV in the Porsche lineup, there are a few variations so there is something for anyone who can afford the hefty price tag. Base starts at $48,850, but a Turbo trim will run you $108,750, plus any additional extras you feel you need to have added on.

There is no denying that Porsche Cayenne is one of the market’s most appealing SUVs in the midsize luxury crossover segment. It is a five-passenger vehicle that may not have a lot to offer in terms of cargo space, but there is really no competition when it comes to performance. There are a few different options for the powertrain. Cayenne comes standard with a 300 horsepower V6 engine and all-wheel drive. Cayenne Diesel gives you a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with 406 pound-feet of torque and excellent fuel economy, with an average of 23 mpg. An upgraded 400 horsepower 4.8-liter V8 is available on certain trims that can accelerate zero to 60 mph in only 5.4 seconds, and there is even a hybrid option. Cayenne S Hybrid attaches a 34kW electric motor to a 3.0-liter V6 engine for fast acceleration and great fuel economy.

Cayenne is available in six models that differ by both features and engines. Base, S, Diesel and S Hybrid all come with 18-inch wheels, power lift gate, 10-speaker sound system with touchscreen display, iPod interface and all the power accessories that you would expect to find in a luxury vehicle. Enhanced speed sensitive power steering is also standard on S Hybrid, but optional on other trims.

Cayenne GTS adds on an active suspension system, 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, a more aggressive front fascia, sport seats and an exterior body kit package, among other things. If you don’t mind digging deep into your pockets for the Turbo trim, you get the lightning fast engine, navigation system, faux suede headliner, 14-way power memory seats and a 14-speaker Bose surround sound.

As you would expect from Porsche, the number of available options and upgrades is beyond extensive. This manufacturer has long been coveted for its generosity when it comes to customization capabilities. Just a few of the countless options include an active control suspension system, ceramic composite brakes, heated windshield, panoramic sunroof, running boards, ventilated front seats, 16-speaker Burmester surround sound, blind spot warning, rearview camera and voice control.

If you are torn between buying a sports car and an SUV, now you don’t have to choose. Cayenne is every bit a worthy competitor in both markets. This is a vehicle you only have to drive once to fall head-over-heels in love.