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Porsche Cayenne 2010 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Base
The Cayenne luxury, midsized SUV comes with a choice of a Volkswagen-based V6 engine, a Porsche V8, or a twin-turbo version of the V8. Low-range gearing and advanced electronics provide some off-road capability. Towing capacity is impressive. The S and Turbo are effortlessly quick. Despite its heft the Cayenne is one of the sportiest, most agile SUVs on the market. Steering and brake feel resemble that of other Porsches. At speed the ride is steady and controlled, but stiff at low speeds. Some controls are overly complicated and the options list gets expensive. Reliability has improved to average. The 2011 freshening will include a hybrid version.

Safety Equipment

ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.

Road Test

Despite its heft, the Cayenne is quick and sporty. It can also tow a heavy trailer and has credible off-road capability. Still though, the Cayenne appeals to a very specific motorist. While it handles terrifically for its size, ride quality is stiff...


  • Handling, steering, acceleration, transmission.


  • Ride, fuel economy, controls, noisy and grainy rear-view camera.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (290 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (405 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (385 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 twin-turbo (550 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 turbo (500 hp)