The midsized Cayenne is one of the most agile SUVs on the market. It packs genuine Porsche DNA into its driving characteristics with communicative steering and responsive brakes that feel direct and precise. Even when it's asked to carve its way around a racetrack, the Cayenne remains in its element. And yet, it's also a luxurious and functional SUV with ample passenger and cargo room.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"By a wide margin best handling vehicle ever driven"

PAUL F., NC (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Car feels kind of "heavy" on the road. Does not maneuver as well as I would like, would rate it as average."

MONTE F., FL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"It is an S model and unlike many large SUVs it drives like a large sports car"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Took awhile to break in and had problems with hesitation up to e seconds when accelerating after a ninety degree turn. Worked with the dealership in addressing the issue. Found i had to start braking with my right foot which helped alleviate the problem. Still experiencing hesitation occasionally. Have over 9200 miles on it and found it generally very responsive and smooth driving."

LEE D., FL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Great handling and acceleration, good ride, very comfortable seats, a little noisy"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Great acceleration, braking and handling. Safety features like the blind spot detection, and back up camera are great additions. Lots of leg room in front and back."

BOB B., NH (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"The S is fast, sounds great and handles wonderfully. Goes where you point it."

James V., TN (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Not enough power in the base engine. Handling and driving is great!"

W C., TN (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"I love this SUV in many ways but, from its acceleration alone, it really should be ashamed that it has the Porsche name on it. My Lexus 400h accelerated better than this. It's clunky and slow."

Christine F., CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"The car is a TDI. The Diesel gets superior mileage yet is still fun to drive."

Anonymous, NE (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Very fast and sounds great, the handling is extraordinary, like a Porsche should"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Thrilling"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Pure pleasure to drive. Driving a precision instrument."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Tight controlled handling in all environments even mountain driving with hair pin turns"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Definitely a sports car among SUV's. Ride and Handling is superior to other choices"

Frank S., TX (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"General driving experience"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"This car accelerates like a race car. Handles like one too. The turbo s has the best ceramic brakes ever. This car is a 10.in Every way."

Robert S., FL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"This is the best performing vehicle I've driven. It does exactly what I want it to do at all times."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Great suspension and direction"

S H., CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"best car I have owned"

Anonymous, NM (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Outstanding handling and braking. Acceleration is more than adequate to merge into traffic. Transmission is outstanding going through the gears"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"It's a Porsche need I say more?"

P K., FL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"The Base Cayenne is underpowered."

Brian O., MD (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"great on the highway"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"The best overall handling vehicle that we have ever owned. Some may have handled better but had shortcomings in other areas. 0-60 in less than 6 sec is plenty fast for me"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"poor acceleration - bumpy, not consistent handles great for an SUV"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats not cl.fortable"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Best seats and HVAC i have ever experienced. Averaging between 25-27MPG on interstate driving with a fully load and two passengers. Gas tank holds 26 gallons allowing a range of 550-600 miles between gas stops. Handling is best i have experienced in a SUV. Fit and finish is superb. Excellent gauges and ease of use."

LEE D., FL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"The seats are great and the ride is fantastic"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Best seats ever had -- great for long trips!"

PAUL F., NC (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Front seat comfort is the best I've ever had in any car. BMW seats are equal but only in the highest end cars. Road noise is also amazingly well controlled for a SUV."

Curtis R., UT (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Most quiet, smoothest vehicle I have ever owned."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"This is the most comfortable vehicle we've ever used for long trips. At the end of a trip, we aren't worn out from the ride."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Very comfortable seats, no wind related noise, superb handling in emergency situations"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"It's a Porsche ....sounds awesome ride is firm and sure, seats 16way adjustable with memory for two people what more could you ask. Oh Heated and ventilated too! This is the way to go ...you only go this way once!"

P K., FL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Very comphy"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"Seat are not very comfortable; Narrow and overly firm."

Brian O., MD (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"18 way to adjust the seats"

Anonymous, NM (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"This car is awesome in every way. The most comfortable seats, ride quality, and overall, it's 1 Terriffic vehicle. 3 yrs old and Terriffic."

Robert S., FL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"This is the best overall handling and comfortable vehicle we have ever owned The ride is firm and in control The seats are great, even after an 11 hour drive"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"best vehicle ever owned"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

"The "German Engineering" that is so touted is disappointing. Japanese engineering is much better for less thus a better value though could argue that driving experience is better German cars though not sure worth the money. Have issues with drive system which will require Porsche attention under warranty."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Porsche Cayenne)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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