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Porsche Cayenne

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Overview of the Porsche Cayenne

Learn about the Porsche Cayenne

Summary

High-quality, luxurious SUVs are becoming more common on Canada's roads. The Porsche Cayenne is a popular option for those seeking a sizable but good-looking vehicle. You can choose between three engine types depending on your preference: V-6, V-8 or a hybrid engine. If you choose a gasoline engine, you'll enjoy impressive performance but lose out in terms of fuel economy. Though highly customizable, not as many options as you would expect come as standard for a vehicle at this price point. Overall, the Porsche Cayenne stands out with impressive handling, power, and design and build quality.

Safety

Porsche Cayennes generally come equipped with an abundance of safety features. You can easily find a 2012 with the following features as standard:

  • Front, side and rear airbags, ensuring you're protected from every direction
  • Emergency brake assist to aid with sudden stops
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system, which triggers when the door is opened
  • Child safety locks and child seat anchors

The Cayenne also comes with some unique visibility features not commonly found in other vehicles, such as dusk sensing headlamps, front fog lights and a high-intensity headlamp. All models come with four-wheel antilock disc brakes and stability control to help keep the car from skidding on slippery surfaces.

Interior

The Porsche Cayenne has a truly premier interior. From the high-quality build materials to the intuitive layout, every inch of the cabin feels as though it was built with care. It comes with a standard fabric interior, or you can upgrade to leather. There is an impressive number of colour combinations for the interior: black, grey, beige, espresso, saddle brown, cream and garnet red. The standard cabin is equipped with electric windows, heated front seats and air conditioning. Heated seats in the rear are optional for all models 2014 and later.   

Technology

All of the standard technology features drivers and passengers might expect in an upscale SUV can be found in the Porsche Cayenne. Starting in 2014, the base model comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, auxiliary input and 10-speaker sound system, while the Cayenne Turbo adds satellite radio, a navigation system and USB connection. Connect your phone to the stereo and play your music through the impressive Bose surround sound system. The most notable technological feature is the large beautiful touchscreen media centre. It comes with Apple/Android Bluetooth connectivity and GPS. In the 2019 model, the touchscreen is a huge 12.3 inches and is accompanied by two full-colour 7-inch instrument panel screens.   

Space

Though cargo space is slightly limited in the Porsche Cayenne, the rear seat bench can be folded down in a 60/40 split to expand the trunk. The cabin of the Porsche Cayenne is very spacious and features ample head and legroom in both the front and back seats. Overall, space in the Cayenne is adequate for its segment.

Comfort

Porsche is known for creating vehicles that feel high-quality, and this SUV does not disappoint. Coming as standard with all-wheel drive the Cayenne grips the road, making for a smooth ride. If passengers choose the V6 or V8 engine, they'll feel the power of the engine under their foot each time they press down on the gas pedal. If they choose the hybrid option, they'll enjoy that same power but in a quieter and more environmentally friendly package.

Pros and cons of the Porsche Cayenne

  • Wide selection of powerful engines
  • Hybrid model available
  • Excellent build quality both inside and out
  • Additional options can drive price up
  • Limited cargo space for the segment
  • High fuel consumption for gasoline engines
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Porsche Cayenne

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption14.6 - 19.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.8 - 12.2 L/100km
  • Width1928 mm
  • Length4782 - 4798 mm
  • Trunk space540 - 541 L
  • Cargo space1770 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Porsche Cayenne

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Porsche Cayenne 2003 - present is available in 7 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
3 engines are available with the Basic trim:
3.2 L - Gas - 247 hp
City consumption:15.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:12.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
3.2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:15.6 - 16.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.8 - 11.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
3.6 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:14.6 - 15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 - 10 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:775 km

S Titanium Edition trim features and specs

Available with the S Titanium Edition trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the S Titanium Edition trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available with the S Titanium Edition trim:
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the S Titanium Edition trim:
  • Computer
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the S Titanium Edition trim:
4.5 L - Gas - 340 hp
City consumption:17.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

Base trim features and specs

Available with the Base trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the Base trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available with the Base trim:
  • Brake assist system
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Base trim:
  • Computer
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the Base trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:775 km

Turbo S trim features and specs

Available with the Turbo S trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the Turbo S trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available with the Turbo S trim:
  • Brake assist system
  • Dusk sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Turbo S trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Computer
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the Turbo S trim:
4.8 L - Gas - 550 hp
City consumption:18 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:679 - 680 km

GTS trim features and specs

Available with the GTS trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the GTS trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available with the GTS trim:
  • Brake assist system
  • Dusk sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the GTS trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Computer
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the GTS trim:
4.8 L - Gas - 405 hp
City consumption:19.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:628 km

Turbo trim features and specs

Available with the Turbo trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the Turbo trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Cornering lights
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available with the Turbo trim:
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Turbo trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Computer
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
3 engines are available with the Turbo trim:
4.5 L - Gas - 450 hp
City consumption:18.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.5 L - Gas - 520 hp
Transmission:Automatic
4.8 L - Gas - 500 hp
City consumption:18 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:680 km

S trim features and specs

Available with the S trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power steering
  • Tire repair kit
Available with the S trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available with the S trim:
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the S trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Rear view camera (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
3 engines are available with the S trim:
4.5 L - Gas - 340 hp
City consumption:17.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.5 L - Gas - 450 hp
City consumption:18.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.8 L - Gas - 385 hp
City consumption:16.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:729 - 730 km

Frequently asked questions about the Porsche Cayenne

Although cabin space is plentiful in the Porsche Cayenne, there is no third row in this vehicle. The car's two rows seat up to five.

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne's base model can be purchased new for $75,500. Pre-owned models are available at considerably lower prices.

Yes, the Porsche Cayenne comes standard with four-wheel drive (4WD).

Production and assembly of the Porsche Cayenne is shared by the Volkswagen Bratslavia Plant in Slovakia and the Volkswagen Osnabrück Plant in Germany.

The third generation of the Porsche Cayenne, which features notable changes to the body, was introduced with the release of the 2018 model.