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Porsche Cayenne

2019
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Porsche Cayenne 2019 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2019 Base 4-door SUV AWD Automatic
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After about a decade, the Cayenne gets redesigned with more powerful engines and more advanced technology for fuel savings, connectivity and safety features. The base Cayenne gets a 3.0-liter turbo V6 producing 335 hp, while the S trim will have a twin-turbo V6 making 434 hp. Both engines come mated to an updated eight-speed automatic transmission. Other versions include a plug-in hybrid and 541-hp V8 Turbo. The new cabin borrows design cues and technology from the redesigned Panamera, including a 12.3-inch touch-screen infotainment system. The center console includes traditional controls, as well as a glass-look touch surface. Automatic emergency braking now comes standard. Other available advanced safety features include blind-spot warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, night-vision assist, and a surround-view camera system.
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2018
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Porsche Cayenne 2018 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2018 Base 4-door SUV AWD Automatic
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The midsized Cayenne is one of the sportiest, most responsive SUVs available. The V6 engine and very smooth eight-speed automatic work well together. V8 and hybrid engines are also available. The ride is steady and composed but rather stiff at low speeds. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and the cargo area is roomy enough. Interior fit and finish is impeccable, with high-quality leather and brushed-aluminum trim, but the controls can be confusing at first. The touch screen for audio, navigation, and phone interaction is easy to reach and straightforward to use. A plug-in hybrid is available and has a 14-mile electric range. It takes 2.5 hours to charge with a 240-volt connector. A redesign arrives in spring 2018.
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2011-2017
2011 Redesign Year
Porsche Cayenne 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 Base
A comprehensive 2011 redesign made the Cayenne one of the sportiest, most agile SUVs on the market. Available in V6, V8, turbo V8, and hybrid versions, all have a slick eight-speed automatic transmission. A turbodiesel V6 arrived for 2013. Be apprised though, the diesel came under scrutiny in 2016 for alleged cheating on emissions testing, make sure it passes smog before you buy. The ride is a bit stiff at low speeds, but steady and controlled as you pick up the pace. The cabin is well finished, but many controls are over-complicated. Blind spot monitoring and a rear-view camera are optional.
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2015 $46,200 - $49,700 $42,385 - $45,660
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2014 $35,950 - $50,750 $32,775 - $46,475
2013 $28,475 - $43,325 $25,340 - $39,540
2012 $25,325 - $36,775 $22,105 - $33,280
2011 $20,750 - $32,400 $17,540 - $28,900
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2008-2010
2008 Redesign Year
Porsche Cayenne 2010 Trim Shown: 2010 Base
Modest styling changes arrived for 2008. Over the road dynamics continue to be among the best in the category, with outstanding steering, handling and braking. The ride is controlled, but very stiff. The complicated nature of the controls might be off-putting for some, but the Cayenne comes across just as luxurious as it is capable. Off road capability is enhanced by low range, center- and rear-differential locks. The body can also be raised to improve ground clearance.
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2010 $13,925 - $27,025 $10,920 - $23,620
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2009 $12,075 - $19,875 $9,095 - $16,585
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2008 $10,300 - $16,275 $7,330 - $12,975
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2003-2007
2003 Redesign Year
Porsche Cayenne 2006 Trim Shown: 2006 Sport Utility
Porsche's luxury, midsized SUV offers V6 and V8 engines. Low-range gearing and advanced electronics support strong off-road capability. The S and Turbo models are very fast; the Turbo S has even more power. Some controls are overly complicated.
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2006 $7,425 - $14,450 $4,615 - $11,275
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2005 $6,800 - $8,950 $4,015 - $6,100
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2004 $6,375 - $7,975 $3,615 - $5,200
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2003 $5,400 - $7,100 $2,730 - $4,375
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