Best Bet
(4.7) 27 reviews
MSRP: $3,998$24,058
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 27 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 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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Porsche Cayenne.

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