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Porsche Cayenne 2013 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Base
The midsized Cayenne is one of the sportiest, most agile SUVs on the market. While the base V6 provides good power, the V8 and hybrid engines deliver even more. All use a super-smooth eight-speed automatic. The ride is supple and steady but rather stiff at low speeds. The seats are comfortable, and the cargo area is roomy enough. Interior fit and finish is impeccable, but the controls are confusing. The stop/start feature shuts the engine off at idle to save fuel but is slow to restart at times; luckily it can be disabled. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 arrived in 2013. Reliability remained below average.

See Reliability page for the latest 2013 Porsche Cayenne recalls.

Safety Equipment

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

Road Test

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  • Sporty and agile
  • Meticulous interior fit and finish


  • Low speed ride can be overly firm
  • Expensive


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3-liter V6 hybrid (380 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbodiesel (240 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (300 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (420 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 turbo (550 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 (400 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 turbo (500 hp)