Best Bet
  • (4.6) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,407$28,167
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-17
  • Engine: 290-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2008 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take

Available at dealerships beginning March 3, the revised 2008 Porsche Cayenne has different front and rear styling and a new range of larger engines that feature direct-injection technology and make more power while using less fuel.The Cayenne can also have the new Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Hefty curb weight
  • Manual transmission not offered with V-8s

Notable Features

  • Restyled for 2008
  • V-6, V-8 or twin-turbo V-8
  • Standard 4WD
  • Optional active suspension


Our Expert Reviews

The sports-car SUV enters its second generation this month. It's the 2008 Porsche Cayenne, the vehicle that gives consumers the most fun you can have driving a family vehicle. Just the fact that the little German sports-car maker would even have considered creating a sport utility vehicle is surprising. But the company did just that with the launch of the first generation of the Cayenne f... Read full review for the 2008 Porsche Cayenne

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Consumer Reviews


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Sports Car in and SUV

by Double Porsche from Denver on June 19, 2012

This is now my third Cayenne, and actually own two right now. It's the complete balance that I love about the Cayenne. If you are searching for a sports car, but really need the practicality of an SUV... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2008 Porsche Cayenne trim comparison will help you decide.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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