The Porsche Cayenne SUV comes in several different variants this year, all of which are impressive, including the base trim (with a starting MSRP of $48,200), the Tiptronic trim (with a starting price of $51,200), the sporty S trim (with a starting price of $65,000), and a Turbo trim (with a starting price of $107,100). There's also a Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid model, which has a starting price of $69,000.
This review will focus on the 2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV. Last year, the Cayenne received a complete redesign, so the 2012 model is much the same as the 2011 model, with a few small updates, including a new optional blind-spot warning system. 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. As far as fuel economy ratings go, the Cayenne achieves 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway
As far as power goes, 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). This version ups the base price of the vehicle to $51,2000. The Cayenne has a zero-to-sixty time of 7.1 seconds (or 7.4 with the Tiptronic), which is quite impressive for an SUV. Overall, after review, we can say that the 2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV boasts a powerful V6 engine, an expertly-crafted interior, tons of available options, and excellent handling.