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Porsche Cayenne 2016 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Base
The midsized Cayenne is one of the sportiest, most responsive SUVs available. The V6 and eight-speed automatic work well together. A V8, and hybrid engines are also available. The eight-speed automatic is supersmooth. The ride is supple and steady 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, but the controls can be confusing. A plug-in hybrid is available, and has a 14-mile electric range. It takes two and a half hours to charge with a 240-volt connector. Reliability has been above average.

See Reliability page for the latest 2016 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 (416 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 turbo (440 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 turbo (420 hp)
  • 3.6-liter V6 (300 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 turbo (570 hp)
  • 4.8-liter V8 turbo (520 hp)