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By Cars.com Staff
November 17, 2009
Vehicle Overview The Cayenne is Porsche's only SUV. While unorthodox for the automaker, the SUV manages to maintain a sporty nature through dynamic suspension tuning and powerful powertrains. Competitors include the BMW X6 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
New for 2010 For 2010, the Cayenne receives two limited-production models, the Cayenne S Transsyberia and GTS Design Edition 3. Transsyberia models are rally-inspired editions with Porsche's height-adjusting suspension and available roof-mounted auxiliary lights. The GTS Design Edition 3 is a cosmetic package that adds styling pieces from Porsche's design team.
Exterior The Cayenne shares a strong resemblance to its Porsche-family relatives. The Cayenne Turbo gets additional front air inlets, power domes on the hood and a quartet of tailpipes.
Power/heated side mirrors
Rain-sensing wipers with heated washer jets
Optional panoramic sunroof
Optional 17-, 18-, 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheels
Optional headlight washers
Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlamps
Interior The Cayenne's five-seat interior carries over mostly unchanged for 2010. Like other Porsches, the Cayenne features the make's signature instrument cluster and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel.
Steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls
Leather-bound dash and center console
Optional genuine wood, carbon fiber or metal trims
Optional 14-speaker Bose audio system
Optional navigation system
Under the Hood The Cayenne's base engine is a V-6, while the midlevel Cayenne gets a V-8. If you want even more power, there's a turbocharged V-8 on the Turbo and Turbo S.
Standard full-time all-wheel drive
290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with 273 pounds-feet of torque (base)
385-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 369 pounds-feet of torque (S)
405-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 369 pounds-feet of torque (GTS, S Transsyberia)
500-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 516 pounds-feet of torque (Turbo)
540-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 516 pounds-feet of torque (Turbo with Power Kit)
550-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 553 pounds-feet of torque (Turbo S)
Optional adaptive air suspension with ride control
Optional speed-sensitive, sport-tuned steering
Optional limited-slip differential
Optional ceramic brakes
Side curtain airbags
Antilock brakes with brake assist
Electronic stability system
Optional front/rear parking sensors
Optional backup camera
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S This flagship manages to muscle out more power from the Turbo's V-8. The Turbo S can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The model comes standard with Porsche's Dynamic Chassis Control, which features active suspension control that limits body lean during sharp turns.
Unique visual features include extended wheel arches and a matte-finished grille. The dual-twin tailpipes are made of cast aluminum and were inspired by the Carrera GT's, Porsche says.
550-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 553 pounds-feet of torque
Six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control
21-inch alloy wheels, equipped with performance tires