Porsche Cayenne Car Reviews

The Porsche Cayenne is a high-end 4X4. The Cayenne is indicative of traditional Porsche vehicles, offering exceptional styling, high performance and excellent handling. The difference found in the Cayenne is the car’s 4X4 status. Porsche is better known for designing sports cars but the Cayenne 4X4 is definitely top of the line.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 4.5/5
Looks great
Pleasure to drive
Spacious
Expensive
Running costs
Strong competition

Latest Porsche Cayenne Car Reviews:

Porsche Cayenne 3.6 V6 Tiptronic S 5dr - March 2012
The Cayenne is a superb car to drive thanks to its impressive 3.6-litre V6 and sharp handling. However, it isn't the best looking car in the world and will be ludicrously expensive to run.
Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid 5dr - March 2012
Porsche make a half-hearted attempt to appeal to the environmentally-conscious market with the Cayenne Hybrid but they're not folling anyone. It is cheaper than the standard car to run - although n...
Porsche Cayenne Turbo 5dr - March 2012
The Cayenne was a very controversial car when it first appeared on the market, but this has largely settled down with more brands producing cars into this class. The Cayenne can truly offer sports...
Porsche Cayenne S Diesel 5dr - April 2013
When the Porsche Cayenne was first introduced to the market it seemed completely alien for Porsche to be making an SUV, but it is one that has taken off in a big way, despite the price tag that put...

Porsche Cayenne Overview

The current Cayenne comes with a choice of engines ranging from a 3.0 litre to a 4.8 litre and depending on the engine you choose, can do anything from 25 to 39 miles per gallon with the Hybrid and the Diesel offering the best mpgs.

The Cayenne caused quite a stir in the car market and there was a lot of scepticism over whether or not Porsche could successfully produce a car outside of the performance car or convertible sector. The Cayenne has been well received since its introduction and is every bit as popular as other Porsche models.

Background

The Porsche  Cayenne was introduced in 2002 and shares the same platform as the Audi Q7 and the Volkswagen Touareg. The first generation model had 4 variants available, the Cayenne GTS, the Cayenne  Turbo and Turbo S and the Cayenne Diesel. Since 2008 Cayenne models include direct injection on all three petrol engines. Direct fuel injection results in improved fuel economy, efficiency, and an increase in power making the Cayenne a very attractive offering.

The second generation model arrived in 2010 with the introduction of the of the Hybrid model. The second generation model is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, yet its off road capabilities were improved. Air conditioning, leather upholstery, interior air filter and cruise control (amongst other features) all come as standard with the base model. The base model has a manual gearbox whilst the all the other models feature an 8 speed Tiptronic gearbox.  A third generation model is not expected to arrive for a good few years.

Summary

Whilst the styling might not be for everyone, and the car itself may upset a few of the hardcore Porsche fans, it is undeniably a splendid car. If you want a better representation of Porsche performance you can choose one of the V8s, whilst the Diesel offers more practicality and a better fuel economy.

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