Best Bet
  • (4.6) 30 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,309$24,961
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15-17
  • Engine: 250-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2006 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take on the 2006 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take

Porsche introduced its 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 the Cayenne Turbo, which has a 450-horsepower twin-turbo V-8. A 340-hp Cayenne S and a V-6 base model are also offered... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Manual-shift V-6 model
  • Available bi-turbo V-8
  • Offroad capability
  • Side-impact and side-curtain airbags
  • Available air suspension


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 30 reviews

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Better than any other SUVs on the road

by Car Lover from Honolulu, Hawaii on July 3, 2008

My 2006 V6 Cayenne drives excellent that no other SUVs possibly come close to it. I highly recommend it. Maintenance at the dealer will be very expensive, so I recommend owners find alternative shops ... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


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