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2010 Porsche Cayenne

$8,987 — $29,303 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
14-17 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.2) 9 reviews

The Good

  • Turbo's performance
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard stability system

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Hefty curb weight
2010 Porsche Cayenne exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 Porsche Cayenne
  • V-6, V-8 or twin-turbo V-8
  • Standard 4WD
  • Two new special edition models

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
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. Competitors include the BMW X6 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

(Skip to details on the: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S)


New for 2010
For 2010, the Cayenne receives two limited-production models, the Cayenne S Transsyberia and GTS Design Edition 3. Transsyberia models are rally-inspired editions with Porsche's height-adjusting suspension and available roof-mounted auxiliary lights. The GTS Design Edition 3 is a cosmetic package that adds styling pieces from Porsche's design team.

Exterior
The Cayenne shares a strong resemblance to its Porsche-family relatives. The Cayenne Turbo gets additional front air inlets, power domes on the hood and a quartet of tailpipes.
  • Power liftgate
  • Power/heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers with heated washer jets
  • Optional panoramic sunroof
  • Optional 17-, 18-, 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheels
  • Optional headlight washers
  • Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlamps


Interior
The Cayenne's five-seat interior carries over mostly unchanged for 2010. Like other Porsches, the Cayenne features the make's signature instrument cluster and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel.
  • Leather upholstery
  • Steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Leather-bound dash and center console
  • Optional genuine wood, carbon fiber or metal trims
  • Optional 14-speaker Bose audio system...
Vehicle Overview
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. Competitors include the BMW X6 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

(Skip to details on the: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S)


New for 2010
For 2010, the Cayenne receives two limited-production models, the Cayenne S Transsyberia and GTS Design Edition 3. Transsyberia models are rally-inspired editions with Porsche's height-adjusting suspension and available roof-mounted auxiliary lights. The GTS Design Edition 3 is a cosmetic package that adds styling pieces from Porsche's design team.

Exterior
The Cayenne shares a strong resemblance to its Porsche-family relatives. The Cayenne Turbo gets additional front air inlets, power domes on the hood and a quartet of tailpipes.
  • Power liftgate
  • Power/heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers with heated washer jets
  • Optional panoramic sunroof
  • Optional 17-, 18-, 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheels
  • Optional headlight washers
  • Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlamps


Interior
The Cayenne's five-seat interior carries over mostly unchanged for 2010. Like other Porsches, the Cayenne features the make's signature instrument cluster and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel.
  • Leather upholstery
  • Steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Leather-bound dash and center console
  • Optional genuine wood, carbon fiber or metal trims
  • Optional 14-speaker Bose audio system
  • Optional navigation system


Under the Hood
The Cayenne's base engine is a V-6, while the midlevel Cayenne gets a V-8. If you want even more power, there's a turbocharged V-8 on the Turbo and Turbo S.
  • Standard full-time all-wheel drive
  • 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with 273 pounds-feet of torque (base)
  • 385-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 369 pounds-feet of torque (S)
  • 405-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 369 pounds-feet of torque (GTS, S Transsyberia)
  • 500-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 516 pounds-feet of torque (Turbo)
  • 540-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 516 pounds-feet of torque (Turbo with Power Kit)
  • 550-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 553 pounds-feet of torque (Turbo S)
  • Optional adaptive air suspension with ride control
  • Optional speed-sensitive, sport-tuned steering
  • Optional limited-slip differential
  • Optional ceramic brakes


Safety
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Optional front/rear parking sensors
  • Optional backup camera


Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
This flagship manages to muscle out more power from the Turbo's V-8. The Turbo S can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The model comes standard with Porsche's Dynamic Chassis Control, which features active suspension control that limits body lean during sharp turns.

Unique visual features include extended wheel arches and a matte-finished grille. The dual-twin tailpipes are made of cast aluminum and were inspired by the Carrera GT's, Porsche says.
  • 550-hp, twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 with 553 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control
  • 21-inch alloy wheels, equipped with performance tires
  • Leather seats, steering wheel, gearshift and dash
  • Carbon fiber trim inserts
  • Simulated-suede headliner Back to top


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
9 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.3)
(5.0)

Unbelivable value for the money (if you buy used)

by BMW boy who fell in love with Porsches from San Francisco, CA on October 6, 2018

Truly premium comfort for active people. Want to go snowboard/ski ? no problem. Some off-road on way ? no problem. 4 more people want to go with you and be in comfort ? no problem. Bose sound system ... Read full review

(1.0)

Two much money for what you get.

by Test drive on March 5, 2018

Not worth the time or the effort to even go an see it. The people from the dealer are very nice and knowledgeable but the car is noticed that has not had a good life up to their hands. The suspensions ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 Porsche Cayenne currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Porsche Cayenne has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Porsche

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    8 years/100,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    111-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Cayenne received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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