Options for the 2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV are extensive and include a rearview camera, a panoramic sunroof, underbody skid plates, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, a premium 16-speaker BURMESTER Surround Sound audio system, front and rear parking sensors, and underbody skid plates; however, these can add up quickly.
The Porsche Cayenne is certainly a powerful SUV. The base Porsche Cayenne is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and boasts a top track speed of 142 mph. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, as does all-wheel-drive. There's also an optional eight-speed automatic transmission available that features stop-start technology (the Cayenne Tiptronic).
The five-passenger Porsche Cayenne SUV comes with incredible standard features, which include: Bluetooth capability, a split-rear seat, a refrigerated glove compartment, leather seating, Cruise Control, a 12-speaker sound system, an anti-theft system, a HomeLink programmable garage door opener, and a Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment System.
The 2012 Cayenne SUV is the best of both worlds: power and style. If you're looking for a Porsche, but you need more family-friendly attributes, skip the coupes and focus on the Cayenne or the Porsche Panamera sedan. In this way, the Cayenne opens the world of Porsche to a completely new set of buyers.
Safety features for the Cayenne are numerous and include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, ABS, power-assisted steering, included Roadside Assistance, several airbags, and Porsche Traction Management.
As far as fuel economy ratings go, the Cayenne achieves 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway, which is not bad for an SUV, but also isn't very impressive- especially in current times, when gasoline prices are at all all-time high.
Some drivers of the Porsche Cayenne SUV might find its cargo space too limited to be truly family-friendly and its brakes to have quite an awkward feel.