Sports car in SUV body
July 8, 2017
Our Cayenne (300HP base) with the sport chrono, sport exhaust and fully adjustable air ride package on Turbo II wheels feels and drives as well as the higher HP models, minus a couple seconds from 0-60, which you will never notice or really "need." This car, in sports plus mode, feels faster than and is much more fun to drive than all our other cars, including some true sports cars, yet its an AWD SUV with room for four plus some gear! Family loves riding in it. Porsche is selling more of these than any other models for a reason! Issues with the first generations seem to have been worked out. Reliability is good, but its still relatively new. Warranty is 5/50K. Consumer/auto journals have this model as the #1 Luxury SUV tied only with Lexus. Trust me, the Lexus is zero fun to drive and is no comparison to the Cayenne. The BMW X5 is also of no comparison, unless you splurge and go up to the M. Our Cayenne is hands down the funnest car or SUV to drive that we've ever owned. Way to go Porsche! My only complaint is that we heard that naturally aspirated Cayennes are no longer being made after 2017, since Porsche is going with Turbos and smaller engines in all their cars. Nothing personal against Turbos, I've owned a few, but I much prefer a larger naturally aspirated engine over a smaller one with a Turbo any day, even if the latter is technically more efficient and more powerful (but only in full boost).