2011 Porsche Cayenne Consumer Reviews

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2011 Porsche Cayenne
4.6
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Just bought one

by from Chicago on August 20, 2010

I just bought a Cayenne S 2011 and I have been driving it for 3 weeks. Overall, I am very happy with it. The performance and handling is amazing. It feels like you are driving a high performance sedan...
I just bought a Cayenne S 2011 and I have been driving it for 3 weeks. Overall, I am very happy with it. The performance and handling is amazing. It feels like you are driving a high performance sedan. It is tight on corners too. The interior is top notch and the driver cockpit is well designed. My favorite is the small GPS display in front of you, which can be used to view other current settings and status such as tire pressure, estimated miles based on available gas, etc. I spent $15K in options which included 20" RS Spyder wheels, Bose speakers, LCA, PCM/GPS (part of the Convenience Package) and more.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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There is only one affordable high end brand

by from California on May 14, 2011

Overall my wife loves the car. I can see why. We purchased the v-6 but the power and performance are respectable. Enough for her given daily chores and the like. Consider the v-6 strongly if you are c...
Overall my wife loves the car. I can see why. We purchased the v-6 but the power and performance are respectable. Enough for her given daily chores and the like. Consider the v-6 strongly if you are considering the porsche hybrid. My wife was seeing better than 28 hwy on a recent trip. The only knock so far is that the upgraded seats require so adjusting...my wife is short so the car requires so adjusting to fit a shorter person.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Nicest car I've owned

by from NJ on September 15, 2013

The Cayenne S is just plain amazing. Drives like a sports car with the versatility of a small suv. I went from an Armada to this. Lost space but don't miss it. Way too much fun to drive. I have two ki...
The Cayenne S is just plain amazing. Drives like a sports car with the versatility of a small suv. I went from an Armada to this. Lost space but don't miss it. Way too much fun to drive. I have two kids and all 4 of us have room. Sometimes you get what you pay for!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Eounugh Room Sport Car

by from Rockwall TX on November 22, 2015

If you looking for enough room and sport driving both, here is the answer. I have Cayenne S with most of options such as 911 turbo 21' wheel, ACC, Panorama roof, PASM, and more. I raced with my friend...
If you looking for enough room and sport driving both, here is the answer. I have Cayenne S with most of options such as 911 turbo 21' wheel, ACC, Panorama roof, PASM, and more. I raced with my friend's SUV that BMW X5 and Mercedes GL. I won on both race LOL. It would be different which X5 and GL but mine is not turbo neither.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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Best Vehicle I own

by from Denver, CO on August 2, 2013

The Cayenne Turbo has just the right combination of comfort, performance, luxury, and utility. The ability to lower the height is nice to access a roof rack, and the suspension settings make a big dif...
The Cayenne Turbo has just the right combination of comfort, performance, luxury, and utility. The ability to lower the height is nice to access a roof rack, and the suspension settings make a big difference. The "sport" mode makes it handle like a sports car, but with four seats and a back end, I can't often take advantage of it without upsetting occupants! All the controls are intuitive and easy to access- you won't need to use the owner's manual. It looks great, even with a roof rack, and everything is solid and tight- no rattles or chintzy plastic parts that will break. The screen in the gauge cluster can be configured for audio, settings, nav, maps, trip info, etc. and it's a big help to have right in your vision when driving versus the center console.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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Best SUV in the market right now!!!

by from Atlanta, GA on November 1, 2010

I have had my '11 Cayenne S for couple of months and now ready to write my review. Two words comes to mind when it comes to this car - performance and solid. If you want an SUV, but want a sport car (...
I have had my '11 Cayenne S for couple of months and now ready to write my review. Two words comes to mind when it comes to this car - performance and solid. If you want an SUV, but want a sport car (and I'm not talking about an ordinary sedan) performance, this is it. My wife has a X5 and it doesn't compare. Like some expert reviews have mentioned, a vehicle this big should have the right to handle like it does. It being solid, it is. No squeaks or something sounds like it's loose. There's only been one other vehicle that I owned that gave me this solid feeling and that was my 1996 Lexus LS 400 (and I owned a lot of cars, SUVs, and trucks). As for the downsides of this vehicle (yes there are couple), it's expensive and eats up oil. Porsche is famous for charging for every option you put on their vehicles. This is good and bad. Good, in the sense, you can make your Porsche like no one else. Bad, you better make sure you have the money (they're not cheap). The other downside, as one reviewer mentioned, it does eat up oil like if there's no tomorrow. My Cayenne is not as bad as the other reviewer, but I have put in three bottles of oil and I have about 5K. Porsche claims that this should slow down after 5K. I'm waiting to see if it does. Although, not a big deal to me. It's like a person buying a gas guzzler and then complaining about it having horrible gas mileage. This is a high performance SUV, built by a sport car company - live with it. As for the rest of the points of this vehicle, Porsche has done their homework, studied some more, went in for the exam and got an A.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Outstanding Performer

by from Irvine, CA on September 24, 2010

Firstly, I don't own a 2011...yet. Had a 2004 CS, and loved it until driving the 2011 CS & Turbo. Have driven 2011's both on street and on the track, and know that I have to own one. Sportscar-like ha...
Firstly, I don't own a 2011...yet. Had a 2004 CS, and loved it until driving the 2011 CS & Turbo. Have driven 2011's both on street and on the track, and know that I have to own one. Sportscar-like handling is phenomenally improved over an already great product. The 400 lb diet was sorely needed, and the extra power is noticeable. Interior was nice before, but now is absolutely luxurious and stunning. A bit button-intensive, but really well designed. Seats are more supportive and sporting than prior model. Relocation of seat adjustments is greatly appreciated. The start/stop feature works well and would take getting used to, but is something I've always thought all cars should have (along with the "off" switch). Rear seats are very comfortable now too. And the exterior, wow, stunning! I disliked the look of the rear end of my '04, but the 2011 is so well sculpted, it's beautiful now...no longer an ugly-duckling. And they've even honed the front end and improved it (was my favorite exterior part of '04). Though, I do sort of miss the titanium pillars and rear window trim of the older model, but I'm over it in a second once nestled inside. Oh, reliability gets 4-stars based solely on past model's performance and shop time I've logged. Thank you, Porsche, for another wonderful SUV!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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I got what i paid for.

by from new york, NY on December 30, 2010

i just picked up my 2011 Cayenne Turbo last Wednesday. WOW! the performance is solid. although the steering is a bit stiff, but what else can you expect from a 500 hp suv. it handles very well it is a...
i just picked up my 2011 Cayenne Turbo last Wednesday. WOW! the performance is solid. although the steering is a bit stiff, but what else can you expect from a 500 hp suv. it handles very well it is a very balanced car. i pushed it around corners and it responded amazing. i really have no complains about this car... well maybe the fact that i did spend 140 on it. But i did get what i paid for. nothing less nothing more.
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Uses car for Commuting

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not happy with car

by from ny on October 24, 2010

I have leased a cayenne 2011 porsche since the end of June 2010 . The car rides very well but it burns through oil every 800-1000 miles. The light comes on that the car is at the oil minimum. I have 6...
I have leased a cayenne 2011 porsche since the end of June 2010 . The car rides very well but it burns through oil every 800-1000 miles. The light comes on that the car is at the oil minimum. I have 6000 miles on the car and I have had to put oil in around 6 times already. It is a pain to stop and find the synthetic oil that it needs. I have gone to porsche and they said it is normal to burn that amount of oil. I have never owned a car (range rover , lexus and honda etc) that i had to constantly fill with oil. I believe that the new cayenne's and panamera's have this problem because of the redesigned sealed engines. I never would have leased this car if i knew this information.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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There is no substitute!

by from New York on February 2, 2011

Bought a V6 cayenne 1 week ago. I have owned many cars BMW's, corvettes, mercedes, lexus. This car has the most beautiful interior out of all of them. Very high class. Gorgeous exterior also. Plenty o...
Bought a V6 cayenne 1 week ago. I have owned many cars BMW's, corvettes, mercedes, lexus. This car has the most beautiful interior out of all of them. Very high class. Gorgeous exterior also. Plenty of power with the V6 especially if you place it in sport mode. Very precise steering. Car feels solid. Contoured seats feel like you are in a sports car.
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Purchased a used car

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