Best Bet
(4.7) 10 reviews
MSRP: $4,355$20,039
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15-18
Engine: 247-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2005 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take on the 2005 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take

Porsche finally introduced its eagerly awaited Cayenne sport utility vehicle in early 2003. Like the stimulating pepper of the same name, this luxury midsize SUV ranks as a hot number � especially when it's the Cayenne Turbo, which has a 450-horsepower twin-turbo V-8. A 340-hp Cayenne S and ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price, especially for Turbo
  • Automatic-transmission hesitation
  • Fuel economy
  • Wind noise

Notable Features

  • New manual-shift V-6 model
  • Available bi-turbo V-8
  • Offroad capability
  • Side-impact and side-curtain airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 10 reviews

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Incredible car

by Jerry from Redondo Beach CA on February 15, 2010

Bought the 05 Turbo. Absolutely love this car. Very fast. Very comfortable. The turbo is the one you want. I have the full front to rear sunroof, so it is great for passengers. Incredible ride especia... 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 3 recalls for this car.

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