When the Porsche Cayenne first arrived on the scene in 2002, many critics surrounded it with a bunch of negative press suggesting that the sports car brand is moving away from its heritage. Fast-forward a couple years later and the Porsche Cayenne is now the best-selling model in the brand’s lineup and one of the go to SUVs for those shopping in the luxury SUV segment. Of course, if you’re in the market for a new Porsche Cayenne, then you’ll realize there are many trim-levels to choose from- we’re here to help you figure out which fits your needs and desires.
Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Cayenne: The ‘base’ Porsche Cayenne and the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition are both powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine making 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds (or 7.2 seconds with a Sport Chrono Package). Each model returns an EPA-estimated 19/24 mpg (city/highway)**. Now these two models are the cheapest Porsche Cayenne’s you can buy and each come with a well-equipped list of interior features that you can upgrade through various packages.
Porsche Cayenne S
Porsche Cayenne S: Taking it up a level, the Porsche Cayenne S is also powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine. However, output for the Porsche Cayenne S is rated at 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph comes in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 161 mph. The Porsche Cayenne S offers more standard features and more performance but also carries a higher price tag which starts at $76,200*. EPA-estimated fuel economy comes in at 17/24 mpg**.
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: If you’re in economical mood, you may want to opt for the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. The model is powered by a 333 horsepower 3.0 liter V6 engine that is mated to a 95 horsepower electric motor for a combined output of 416 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 60 mph comes in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 151 mph. EPA-rated fuel economy comes in at 47 MPGe** and prices start at $78,700*.
Porsche Cayenne GTS
Porsche Cayenne GTS: So you want some more speed in your life and have a larger budget than all the above mentioned Porsche Cayenne models. Well, you may want to look into the Porsche Cayenne GTS, which starts just under $100,000 at $97,200*. Power for the Porsche Cayenne GTS comes from a 3.6 liter V6 engine making 440 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. That allows for a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.9 seconds (4.8 with a Sport Chorno Package) and a top speed of 163 mph. EPA-rated fuel economy for the Porsche Cayenne GTS comes in at 16/23 mpg**.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Porsche Cayenne Turbo: So V6 performance is not your thing? Well, you’ll have to move up to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo which starts at $114,700*. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is powered by a 4.8 liter V8 engine making 520 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. That allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds (4.1 seconds with a Sport Chorno Package) and a top speed of 173 mph. Fuel consumption comes in at an estimated 14/21 mpg**.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S: The Porsche Cayenne Turbo starts at $159,600* - but is the top-of-the-line model with the best performance. Power comes from a 4.8 liter V8 making 570 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That allows for a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 176 mph. Fuel economy ratings come in at 14/21 mpg just like the Porsche Cayenne Turbo**.Don't hesitate to explore your options further by dropping in to your local AutoNation-affiliated Porsche dealership this fall.*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
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