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2018 Porsche Cayenne OVERVIEW

With a bulky SUV body style and a spacious cargo area, one would assume that the Porsche Cayenne wouldn't be able to provide exhilarating performance. The Cayenne has been in Porsche's lineup for 15 years and the automaker has made it better every year. With multiple performance levels to choose from, the Cayenne is an all-weather capable performance vehicle that offers sports-car-like capability.

What's New for 2018

The Cayenne enters 2018 with no significant changes. The SUV, though, has been redesigned for the 2019 model year.

Choosing Your Porsche Cayenne

The most attractive aspect of the Cayenne is the SUV's incredible performance. The base model is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard, while power is routed through an all-wheel-drive system.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Cayenne Turbo S offers the same performance as a high-end sports car. The high-performance SUV features a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 engine that generates 570 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. With that kind of power, the Turbo S model is capable of getting up to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.

While the Cayenne is catered toward performance, the SUV can handle rough terrain. The vehicle comes with Porsche Traction Management (PTM) – an intelligent active all-wheel-drive system. When properly equipped, the SUV features three off-roading modes that can alter the vehicle's ride height and the way the Cayenne puts its power down. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) includes an electronically controlled rear-locking differential that distributes torque to the rear wheels.

As an SUV, the Cayenne offers a good amount of cargo capacity. With the vehicle full of passengers, the SUV has enough space to carry 23.6 cubic feet of cargo. With the split-folding rear seats down, the cargo capacity for the vehicle opens up to 62.9 cu. ft.

The Cayenne is available in six different trims:

Base

The base Cayenne costs $61,650 (all prices include the $1,050 destination charge) and is powered by a 300-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine. The motor is paired to an eight-speed gearbox with auto start-stop. All-wheel drive is standard thanks to PTM.

Standard exterior features on the Cayenne include: Bi-Xenon headlights, LED taillights, fog lights, a power liftgate, heated exterior mirrors, and 18-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the SUV comes with climate control, eight-way adjustable seats, a split-folding seat bench, and a multifunction sports steering wheel.

Porsche offers some of the most optional features on its vehicles. Consumers have the ability to cater the vehicle to their liking down to the color of the seat belts. For consumers looking to make the decisions a little easier, the automaker offers there major packages on the Cayenne.

The Premium Package ($5,700) brings power steering plus, front and rear park assist with a reversing camera, Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), auto-dimming mirrors, an electric slide/tilt moonroof, 14-way power seats with memory, as well as heated and ventilated front seats. The Comfort Lighting Package – normally an extra $330 – is also included with the bundle and adds LED reading lights, an additional power socket for passengers in the back, LED ambient lighting, and more courtesy lights on the exterior mirrors.

The Premium Package Plus ($9,100) includes everything from the Premium Package, but brings heated rear seats, PDLS Plus, Porsche entry and drive, a power sunblind for rear side windows, and lane change assist.

Lastly, the Sport Package ($5,590) makes the Cayenne, well, sportier. The Sport Chrono Package, which is usually an additional $780, is standard and brings a performance display and an analog timer to the SUV. An air suspension system with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included, as is a sport exhaust system.

Platinum Edition

The Cayenne Platinum Edition carries a starting price tag of $67,750 and comes with 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels, wheel arch extensions, auto-dimming mirrors, GTS Sport Seats, a 14-speaker Bose surround sound system, front and rear park assist, and Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS as standard.

The Premium Package ($3,390) brings the Comfort Lighting Package, front and rear park assist with a reversing camera, an electric slide/tilt moonroof, 14-way power seats with memory, and ventilated front seats. The Premium Package Plus costs $6,780 and comes with everything from the Premium Package. The bundle adds heated front and rear seats, as well as power sunblinds for the rear side windows on the inside. LED headlights with PDLS Plus, Porsche entry and drive, and lane change assist are standard, as well.

The Sport Package costs the same as on the base Cayenne model and comes with the same features.

S

The Cayenne S costs $78,450 and features a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 420 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. Standard features for the SUV include 19-inch wheels, Bi-Xenon main headlights, an electric tilt/slide moonroof, cruise control, automatic headlights, power steering plus, stainless steel pedals, a climate-controlled glove compartment, as well as a leather steering wheel and gear selector.

The Cayenne S comes with similar packages as the lower models. The Sport Package ($5,590) adds the Sport Chrono Package, air suspension with PASM, and a sport exhaust system – just like on lower trims. The Premium Package is priced at $4,100 and comes with auto-dimming mirrors (both on the inside and outside), Bi-Xenon headlights with PDLS, a panoramic roof, the Comfort Lighting Package, front and rear park assist with a reversing camera, along with 14-way power heated and ventilated front seats with memory.

The Premium Package Plus ($7,490) includes everything from the Premium Package, but adds heated rear seats, LED headlights with PDLS Plus, Porsche entry and drive, a power sunblind for the rear side windows, and lane change assist.

GTS

The Cayenne GTS features a more powerful twin-turbo V6 that cranks out 440 hp and carries a price tag of $99,650. The GTS model comes with 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels, air suspension, Bi-Xenon main headlights with PDLS, front and rear park assist, power steering plus, GTS Sport Seats, and tinted privacy glass.

The two major available packages for the GTS model include the Premium Package ($2,920) that brings the Comfort Lighting Package, front and rear park assist with a reversing camera, auto-dimming mirrors, a panoramic roof, 14-way power seats with memory, and heated front seats. Just like with lower trims, the Premium Package Plus ($5,830) adds everything from the Premium Package along with front and rear heated seats, LED headlights with PDLS Plus, Porsche entry and drive, a power sunblind for the rear side windows, and lane change assist.

The Sport Chrono Package ($780) adds the same features as on lower vehicles, while adding Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) costs $8,840. A Sport Exhaust System is a no-cost option that everyone should tick and requires getting side window surrounds in a matte aluminum finish.

Turbo

The Cayenne Turbo costs $119,150 and is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 engine. The motor is good for 520 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo model comes with air suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), 19-inch wheels, automatically-dimming mirrors, LED headlights with PDLS, automatic headlights, 18-way adaptive sport seats, and heated front and rear seats as part of its standard features.

Three major packages for the Turbo model include the Premium Package ($1,690) that adds the Comfort Lighting Package, front and rear park assist with a reversing camera, front ventilated seats, and a panoramic roof. The Premium Package Plus ($3,670) comes with everything from the Premium Package and adds LED headlights with PDLS Plus, Porsche entry and drive, a power sunblind for rear side windows, and lane change assist. Lastly, the Sport Package ($3,220) brings a sport exhaust system and the Sport Chrono Package.

Turbo S

The Cayenne Turbo S is priced from $162,650 and features a 570-hp twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 engine. Standard equipment on the Turbo S model includes 21-inch wheels, 10-piston calipers, air suspension, LED main lights with PDLS Plus, the Sport Chrono Package, power steering plus, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), LED fog lights, a digital boost pressure gauge, and 18-way adaptive sport seats.

The Premium Package Plus ($3,250) is the only available package on the SUV. It adds the Comfort Lighting Package, a panoramic roof, Porsche entry and drive, a power sunblind for the rear side windows, front ventilated seats, lane change assist, and front and rear park assist with a backup camera. A sport exhaust system is an additional $3,220, while going with a high-end surround sound system from Burmester is an additional $4,000.

CarsDirect Tip

Prices can quickly get out of hand with the Cayenne, especially as Porsche offers things like a ski bag and a compass as options. The Cayenne S is reasonably priced and brings a good amount of luxury and performance features as standard. Consumers looking for an even sportier SUV can opt for the GTS model. While outrageously powerful, the Turbo and Turbo S models are also incredibly expensive.

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