Used 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV

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When you are looking for the ultimate driving experience, you will turn to the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV. Zero to 60 mph is achieved in a remarkable 4.4 seconds, thanks to its 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which features charge air cooling, VarioCam Plus and direct fuel-injection.

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This powerful engine is paired up with an eight-speed shiftable automatic to scream 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. In addition to this ridiculous acceleration, Cayenne Turbo has an impressive 7,716-pound towing capacity. Sadly, performance comes with a price though as you will be lucky to see 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

Turbo boasts Porsche Traction Management, an all-wheel drive active system that is complemented by anti-slip regulation, automatic brake differential and multi plate clutch.

This vehicle is not only about performance though; ride height control is constantly maintained with its self-leveling air suspension to deliver a smooth ride to all passengers. This SUV is responsive, steering is crisp and it is a ton of fun to drive.


• Porsche Communication Management: PCM features a high-resolution, 7-inch touchscreen with a MP3 compatible CD player, navigation module that includes high-speed hard drive and a radio that allows for 42 presets. Get real-time traffic, turn-by-turn directions and maps in 2D, 3D, perspective view and even topography in some locations.
• Audio System: Turbo comes with a top of the line BOSE surround sound with 410 watts of power, active subwoofer and 14 loudspeakers.
• Park Assist: Audio visual display assists drivers in parking. Sensors in the aprons are able to alert drivers of any obstacles.


Crash tests have not been performed on the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, but considering that MSRP starts at $108,750, this should come as no surprise. Porsche Stability Management monitors different operating aspects and determines if it needs to help restore stability during an over or under-steer. Also, considering Porsche has a reputation around the world for producing superior brakes, you can have peace of mind knowing you will be able to stop as easily as you start. Other safety features include:

• Airbags
• Antitheft protection
• Porsche Side Impact Protection
• Child seat anchors
• Traction control
• Tire pressure monitoring
• Rear door safety locks
• Self-leveling headlights
• Emergency brakeforce distribution
• Dusk sensing headlamps
• Front seatbelt pretensioners
• Engine immobilizer
• Emergency braking assist


The 2013 Cayenne Turbo is fierce. Lines of the perfectly chiseled body start at a grille that seems to be laughing in the rearview mirror it is approaching. Nine contemporary colors showcase the sophisticated styling while a harmonious piece of art is created with its body colored mirrors, door handles and bumpers.


Although the Cayenne Turbo only offers seating for five, it ensures that each passenger is cradled in comfort. Plush leather seats boast detailed stitching for a polished look, and the rear seat offers more than enough legroom for adult passengers to get comfortable.

When you slip behind the wheel you immediately notice the Porsche emblem on the leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel. You also notice that there is an awful lot of controls to find your way around.


Although the Cayenne Turbo does fall a little short in cargo capacity, most consumers will find it more than adequate to suit their needs. When the rear seat is in place, there are 23.7 cubic feet. Unlock the seat and easily fold it down for 60.2 cubic feet.

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