Porsche Cayenne

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $48,850
MPG 18.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 88
2012 models 86
2011 models 87
2010 models 86
2009 models 82
2008 models 80

Edmunds.com

05/09/12
2012-05-09
88
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne is very pricey, but it’s also very desirable given its standing as one of the finest SUVs on the planet.

Car and Driver

06/28/12
2012-06-28
88
100

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Tony Quiroga Tony Quiroga 6.8 out of 10 2013 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

The Cayenne GTS feels more willing, more frisky, and more awake than the S. It’s basically a Turbo without the turbochargers. Inside, the Cayenne is all about comfort.

Road & Track

06/28/12
2012-06-28
88
100

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Jonathan Elfalan Jonathan Elfalan Score Pending 2013 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

As sporting as the line of Porsche SUVs are, the role of the Cayenne GTS in the company’s words is to be the sportiest. And, frankly, it is one of the best SUVs for those who really enjoy dynamic driving and still value the option to deviate from the paved roads of urban chaos—even if they never do.

Automobile Magazine

06/29/12
2012-06-29
88
100

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Jake Holmes Jake Holmes Score Pending 2013 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

The Porsche Cayenne GTS is fast, huge fun to drive, and it sounds far more aggressive than any other version of the German SUV. Add in the fact that it looks considerably bolder thanks to the new wheels and Turbo-inspired body parts, and the GTS begins to look like the coolest way to configure a Cayenne.

Automobile Magazine

09/05/12
2012-09-05
87
100

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Ron Sessions Ron Sessions Score Pending 2013 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

Plunking the 3.0-liter turbodiesel into the Cayenne has had no deleterious effects, while improving responsiveness, fuel economy and driving range substantially. The Cayenne Diesel makes so much darn sense that we wonder how long it will be before the engine finds its way into the Panamera.

MotorAuthority.com

01/29/12
2012-01-29
86
100

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Viknesh Vijayenthiran Viknesh Vijayenthiran Score Pending 2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

Altogether, handling and road-holding are superb thanks to standard all-wheel drive, and the lighter structure and lower center of mass (while still keeping some trail ability) help give this latest generation of the Cayenne a more nimble feel.

Edmunds.com

12/29/11
2011-12-29
85
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

The Cayenne is quite pricey, and you can find other luxury SUVs that are less expensive yet also have a lot of performance potential. But for a luxurious SUV that’s performance-minded no matter what trim level you get, you won’t do better than the 2012 Porsche Cayenne.

LeftLane News

08/11/10
2010-08-11
91
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Drew Johnson Drew Johnson 7.8 out of 10 2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

The Cayenne manages to seamlessly blend the best attributes of a sports sedan and a pure off-roader, while packaging it all with a handsome exterior and thoroughly luxurious interior.

Car and Driver

05/20/10
2010-05-20
90
100

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Csaba Csere Csaba Csere Score Pending 2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

For those who want a do-anything machine that is comfortable, luxurious, and practical, these updated Cayennes have much to offer. Though it’s still difficult for some to accept a Porsche SUV, this one is much truer to Porsche’s efficiency ethic than was the original.

Fortune

12/03/10
2010-12-03
89
100

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Alex Taylor III Alex Taylor III 7.4 out of 10 2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

If the Cayenne were an athlete, you would say it has raised the level of its game. It looks better, specs out better, and drives better. On dry pavement, it delivered seamless, nearly unlimited power, superb ergonomics, and a reassuring feeling of control over high-performing machinery.

Car and Driver

02/09/10
2010-02-09
89
100

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Juergen Zoellter Juergen Zoellter Score Pending 2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

The 2011 Cayenne is still a heavy SUV, but the weight reduction and improved electronic chassis systems have made it much more impressive dynamically. It also looks a lot less bulky and ridiculous than it used to.

New Car Test Drive

10/08/10
2010-10-08
89
100

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Jim McCraw Jim McCraw 6.5 out of 10 2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV/Truck

This second generation Porsche Cayenne is a superlative driving machine, whether for everyday trips to drop off the kids at school to very serious off-roading to cross-country family jaunts. Possibly the best high-performance SUV there is.

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