2012 Porsche Cayenne Consumer Reviews

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2012 Porsche Cayenne
4.2
Average based on 9 reviews
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Incredible car

by from Baltimore on March 5, 2012

Happily owned a number of BMWs and was ready for a change. I am thoroughly excited every time I get in the car. Everything about it is awesome...the controls, systems, drive, comfort. A grand slam.
Happily owned a number of BMWs and was ready for a change. I am thoroughly excited every time I get in the car. Everything about it is awesome...the controls, systems, drive, comfort. A grand slam.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Solid Car

by from Naperville, IL on April 2, 2012

So far, I am very happy with my 2012 Cayenne. I chose the base model V6 because of price. Tows 5,000 lbs better than a lot of more powerful vehicles. Very comfortable for 5 people with room for some b...
So far, I am very happy with my 2012 Cayenne. I chose the base model V6 because of price. Tows 5,000 lbs better than a lot of more powerful vehicles. Very comfortable for 5 people with room for some bags to come along. The interior design is unsurpassed, In my opinion, Porsche has raised the bar on interiors forever with this car. The dislikes include crazy options list and big prices on all options. That's about all I can say so far.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Unreliable car

by from TMI on November 21, 2013

Wow! Best watch out for this piece of junk. All the styling and mystic of a Porsche but short on relailbity. My Cayanne is still in the shop one month after taking it in for an oil change. Second go...
Wow! Best watch out for this piece of junk. All the styling and mystic of a Porsche but short on relailbity. My Cayanne is still in the shop one month after taking it in for an oil change. Second go-round on the "controller". Tech uploaded all the new updates from Porsche and crashed the unit. Apparently, an unrecoverable crash. Took Porshe two weeks to approve sending a new controller. Great customer service Porshe! Just give me analog and a key please.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Powerful Road Cruiser

by from Los Angeles, CA on August 21, 2012

The Turbo version is really a Machine! However, the seats, even with the 14-way option, are difficult to adjust to a truly comfortable postion that doesn't compromise between total comfort and visibil...
The Turbo version is really a Machine! However, the seats, even with the 14-way option, are difficult to adjust to a truly comfortable postion that doesn't compromise between total comfort and visibility. Wish the seat could "hug" the driver a bit more, especially on the turbo version, the lateral movement can really throw the driver around during high speed turns. Which brings me onto the next point, I wish the car's turning were more precise. Even though this problem improves when the it's set to Sport mode, there's just some understeer feel cornering with this thing. Otherwise, it is such a fun vehicle to drive around!! Never has a SUV had this much fun with that much functionality as the Cayenne! Plus, the interior is just absolutely amazing! If budget allows, do get the Carbon trim for interiors, it is just awesome looking!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Amazing!

by from Dallas, Tx on September 26, 2011

Purchased a 2012 Cayenne Base model in August. Had a strict budget and got exactly what I wanted/needed at a price I could afford. Comfort, styling, performance, looks, and great MPG to boot! Love thi...
Purchased a 2012 Cayenne Base model in August. Had a strict budget and got exactly what I wanted/needed at a price I could afford. Comfort, styling, performance, looks, and great MPG to boot! Love this car and the Porsche quality and service that backs it up!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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hybrid

by from santa fe on February 8, 2012

i got a cayenne hybrid january 20th i have averaged 23 mpg this is the most fuel efficient suv i have had the hybrid last year i had a 2006 honda civic si the cayenne gets more mpg than my old civic t...
i got a cayenne hybrid january 20th i have averaged 23 mpg this is the most fuel efficient suv i have had the hybrid last year i had a 2006 honda civic si the cayenne gets more mpg than my old civic this car is alo more fuel efficient than my wifes 2008 charger se
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Purchased a used car

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

Does recommend this car

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NO STANDARD HEATED SEATS

by from QUEEN MAUDLAND, ANTARCTICA on June 7, 2013

I HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2011 PORSCHE CAYENNE AND WAS PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE CAR UNTIL I FOUND THAT IT WAS WITHOUT HEATED SEATS. I MEAN WHO MANUFACTURES A $60,000 CAR WITHOUT STANDARD HEATED SEATS?? ...
I HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2011 PORSCHE CAYENNE AND WAS PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE CAR UNTIL I FOUND THAT IT WAS WITHOUT HEATED SEATS. I MEAN WHO MANUFACTURES A $60,000 CAR WITHOUT STANDARD HEATED SEATS?? MY FRIENDS WITH HONDA'S AND KIA'S EVEN HAVE HEATED SEATS! THIS COMPLETELY RUINED MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE CAR, BUT SADLY I AM STUCK WITH IT AND MY BUM WILL FOREVER BE COLD.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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fastest suv ever

by from Newark NJ on February 3, 2012

This is faster than any other suv i have ever owned i love my cayenne. this can also thrill my kids they love my cayenne and so do i.
This is faster than any other suv i have ever owned i love my cayenne. this can also thrill my kids they love my cayenne and so do i.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Performance & luxury in one package.

by from Broomfield, CO on July 29, 2016

I've owned 3 different Porsche Cayennes from the S to the Turbo models. My current daily driver is a 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, & it is the best car I've ever owned. The car's performance is unmatche...
I've owned 3 different Porsche Cayennes from the S to the Turbo models. My current daily driver is a 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, & it is the best car I've ever owned. The car's performance is unmatched by any SUV in it's class & the luxury features are done beautifully. I really like the air suspension, which is adjustable to raise or lower ride height. There is sport setting on the shocks, which is a great feature to adjust ride quality. The aggressive look of the Turbo model also gets a lot of attention & compliments from other drivers. I have been car guy since high school & strict on all required maintenance on all my cars, therefore the reliability is a non-issue. I have never had this car break down on me. If you are in the market for a performance car; such as a Cayenne Turbo, then you should also be prepared to pay higher maintenance costs than you would a Honda or Toyota. I will definitely buy another Porsche product.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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