(4.9) 10 reviews
MSRP: $9,714$30,022
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 14-17
Engine: 290-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2009 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take on the 2009 Porsche Cayenne

Our Take

The Cayenne is Porsche's only SUV. While unorthodox for the automaker, the SUV manages to maintain a sporty nature through dynamic suspension tuning and powerful powertrains.The Cayenne comes in Base, S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S trim levels. A V-6 and several V-8s are available. The Turbo S i... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Hefty curb weight

Notable Features

  • Restyled for 2008
  • V-6, V-8 or twin-turbo V-8
  • Standard 4WD
  • New Turbo S model


Our Expert Reviews

Believe it or not, Porsche's best-selling car is an SUV. The Cayenne outsold Porsche's signature 911 lineup in 2008, and that trend has continued this year. With five Cayenne trim levels and two special editions, the SUV has almost as many variants as the 911, which gives it a huge range of consumer appeal. Positioned squarely in the middle of the Cayenne lineup is the GTS, which is t... Read full review for the 2009 Porsche Cayenne

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Porsche Cayenne GTS- none better sport SUV

by Sport SUV Enthusiast from Knoxville TN on January 2, 2012

The Porsche GTS is the best performing SUV I have ever driven and I have driven virtually all the high end units. With over 400 HP, AWD and system drive and mechanics that make this unit ride like it'... 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 2009 Porsche Cayenne.

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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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