2017 Porsche Cayenne

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$59,600–$159,600 MSRP range

Key Specs

of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration and handling
  • Off-road capabilities
  • Ride quality
  • Abundant customization options
  • Top-notch cabin materials available

The Bad

  • Imposing controls
  • Limited cabin storage
  • Modest cargo room
  • Many luxury staples cost extra
  • Road noise (Turbo)
2017 Porsche Cayenne exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne

  • New Platinum Edition
  • Choice of engines
  • All-wheel drive
  • Optional ventilated rear seats
  • Seats five

2017 Porsche Cayenne Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV seats five and has standard all-wheel drive. A range of engines is offered, from a base V-6 to a twin-turbo V-8. Competitors include the BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. Porsche also sells a Cayenne S E-Hybrid that pairs a supercharged V-6 with an electric motor.

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New for 2017
A new limited-run Platinum Edition features bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, front and rear parking sensors, wheel-arch extensions, gloss-black trim, 20-inch wheels, leather sport seats with Alcantara simulated-suede inserts, and illuminated stainless-steel door sills. There's also a new entertainment system for the Cayenne. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 300-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power liftgate
  • Navigation system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 420-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 (S)
  • 440-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 (GTS)
  • 520-hp, twin-turbo 4.8-liter V-8 (Turbo)
  • 570-hp, twin-turbo 4.8-liter V-8 (Turbo S)
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front and rear seats
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive suspension

Cayenne S E-Hybrid
The Cayenne S E-Hybrid features a plug-in charger, has a 10.8-k...

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV seats five and has standard all-wheel drive. A range of engines is offered, from a base V-6 to a twin-turbo V-8. Competitors include the BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. Porsche also sells a Cayenne S E-Hybrid that pairs a supercharged V-6 with an electric motor.

(Skip to details on the Cayenne S E-Hybrid)

New for 2017
A new limited-run Platinum Edition features bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, front and rear parking sensors, wheel-arch extensions, gloss-black trim, 20-inch wheels, leather sport seats with Alcantara simulated-suede inserts, and illuminated stainless-steel door sills. There's also a new entertainment system for the Cayenne. 
Significant Standard Features

  • 300-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power liftgate
  • Navigation system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 420-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 (S)
  • 440-hp, twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 (GTS)
  • 520-hp, twin-turbo 4.8-liter V-8 (Turbo)
  • 570-hp, twin-turbo 4.8-liter V-8 (Turbo S)
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front and rear seats
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive suspension

Cayenne S E-Hybrid
The Cayenne S E-Hybrid features a plug-in charger, has a 10.8-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that lets it operate in all-electric mode up to 78 mph, according to Porsche. It also uses a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine making 333 hp; when combined with the electric motor the SUV carries a system rating of 416 hp.
What's Special

  • All-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, according to Porsche

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews

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Excuse not to purchase a sports car

by Bgavris from Norwalk,CT on March 26, 2018

Fantastic truck ! If you could only purchase one car ...this would be the one ! Perfect for on road and off road ....power at will. Read full review

(1.0)

Don?t get into a accident with a new one

by Bbeard07 from East Freetown, Massachusetts on February 22, 2018

My wife bought the cayenne new got into a fender bender . My wife?s in a rental it?s been thirty days and they still don?t know when the parts are going to ship when I talked to dealership and ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Porsche

Program Benefits

24-hour road side assistance, battery jump start, flat tire service, emergency fuel delivery, lockout service, replacement keys, extrication/winch service and trip interruption.

  • Limited Warranty

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.
  • Eligibility

    Under 8 years / 100,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 111 point mechanical and visual inspection..

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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker