2004 Porsche Cayenne

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25 reviews
Available Price Range $6,120-$16,348 Trims3 Combined MPG 15-17 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take

In March 2003, Porsche finally introduced its eagerly awaited Cayenne sport utility vehicle. Just like the stimulating pepper of the same name, this luxury midsize SUV ranks as a hot one, especiall... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price, especially the Turbo
  • Automatic-transmission hesitation
  • Fuel economy
  • Occasional rattles and squeaks
  • Some wind noise

Notable Features

  • Low-range AWD gearing
  • Bi-turbo V-8
  • Tiptronic transmission
  • Offroad capability
  • Seat-mounted and side-curtain airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Ritzy Porsche Cayenne SUV is cool, but not hot German sports-car maker Porsche drew heavy criticism from purists last year when it introduced the brand's first-ever sport utility vehicle, a close cousin to the Volkswagen Touareg dubbed Cayenne. But the Cayenne has boosted the Stuttgart, Germany-based company's fortunes, especially in SUV-crazed North America, where the "off-road" Pors... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

Based on 25 reviews

Pushing 85,000 miles and only one bad tube!!

by TURBO from LIttleton, CO on October 20, 2010

So I purchased my Cayenne Turbo in 2004 NEW and I am pushing 85,000 miles, the only major problem I have had was with a radiator hose that cracked. Was fixed by Porsche's OUTSTANDING techs here in Lit... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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