2011-2017 Porsche Cayenne (2nd Generation)
Combination of Ride comfort & excellent handling in the same vehicle is all about Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne journey was started in 2002 as a first-generation until 2010, from 2010 to onward until now this is the 2nd generation of Cayenne. This is a mid-size luxury Crossover sports vehicle that has capabilities for off-road as well. There are different trim levels of cayenne including Base model, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne S Key Hybrid, Cayenne Turbo S” and the Current one is Cayenne Turbo. This vehicle proved to be the most profitable vehicle for the Porsche brand and it is still there for about 14 years. With its enormous success looks like Porsche is still happy to have this car.
Meaning of Cayenne:
Word Cayenne is related to French Word Guiana where both words are called for a famous pepper Tupi. Comparing Vehicle to its meaning gives perfect resembles both are hot if it’s pepper or Porsche Cayenne.
Cayenne SUV design is the combination of traditional Porsche details and some similarities with Panamera and Macan.
Exterior Design & features:
2017 Cayenne has some changes on its exterior design that can be identified as four elements of cayenne; 1st its day time running headlights that are bi-xenon in lower models but turbo model has LED lights, 2nd redesigned front fascia that is more like Porsche Macan with same Narrow horizontal indicators inside air vents
3rd Reworked matching tail lights that make it feel wider where actually it’s the same
and 4th are fenders that are little change with respect to the previous model. The side profile of the vehicle has 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels attached to air suspensions that allow adjusting the height of Cayenne if there are plans for off-roading & one last thing on the rear is the roof spoiler that on out when you turn on sport mode for cayenne.
Interior Design & features:
The cayenne interior is well crafted with leather seating and it looks more attractive with a steering wheel inspired by 918 porsche spyder. It has soft touch material on Dashboard, inner doors and Steering wheel with the same colour. One thing that bothers little is the number of button on center console but again good and logical thing about these buttons is that they are grouped together on the basis of appearance and functionality which make it easy to identify and operate.
You will also notice that the center console is a little small & has less space so for cover this extra space being added inside doors.
Engine, power & Transmission:
Porsche Cayenne Turbo has been loaded with 4.8 Twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 510 horsepower with 749 Nm @2250 Rpm peak torque, Where the turbo version of Cayenne takes 3.8 seconds to reach 0-60 miles per hour. With the auto start-stop feature of engine it gives fuel economy of 14 miles per gallon within city while 21 miles per gallon on highway, this is nice fuel economy with 4.8 & 520 horse power.
Despite different engine and power configurations, all versions have the same 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission with an auto stop/start feature.
This charming vehicle is surely comfortable as well; all seats of cayenne are heated, front seats are 18 ways power adaptive with 6 way power & 4-way lumbar support while rear seats have tilt & recline options. In terms of head & leg room, there is no issue for rear seat passengers while the middle one can be a little uncomfortable because of center hump. For making vehicle more comfortable and adjustable there is present Porsche active suspension damping system to adjust suspensions and Dual-zone climate control best suitable for driver and passenger.
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
- ABS and driveline traction control
- Side impact beams
- Dual-stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags
- Park Assist front and rear parking warning
- Dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags
- Curtain 1st and 2nd-row airbags
- Airbag occupancy sensor
- Driver knee airbag and rear side impact airbag
- Rear child safety locks
- Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center and 3 point-height adjusters and pretensioners
Competitors Of Porsche Cayenne:
- BMW X5
- Mercedes Benz M-Class
These two offer comparable features for less money.
Price of Porsche Cayenne in 2017 in USA = 117,548 $