(4.1) 28 reviews
MSRP: $3,768$17,356
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15-17
Engine: 340-hp, 4.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2004 Porsche Cayenne

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, especially when it’s the Cayenne Turbo, which achieves 450 horsepower from its Porsche-designed, twin-tu... 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" ... Read full review for the 2004 Porsche Cayenne

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Porsche Cayenne S

by Enthusiast from New York, NY on December 13, 2011

Very Good vehicle… worth every penny paid for. I have owned a few different model Porsches but this is my first SUV ever. I am pleased with the handling verse the power output, space and comfort. Terr... Read Full Review

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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.


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There are currently 15 recalls for this car.

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