2017 Porsche Cayenne

Buyer's Guide

It's hard to believe that the Cayenne has been a part of the Porsche family for 15 years now, but in that time, it shaped what consumers have come to expect from a premium sport utility vehicle. Over two generations, it raised the bar on performance and handling, and that's resulted in some truly impressive competition from brands as varied as Land Rover, Maserati, and Tesla.

For 2017, Porsche has given the Cayenne's infotainment system a big upgrade with a new high-resolution screen, proximity sensor, and the tablet-style pinch and swipe controls. This setup also includes USB ports, plus Bluetooth and Bluetooth streaming abilities. The system can be further enhanced with the Connect Plus upgrade that adds Apple CarPlay connectivity, on-board wi-fi, plus integration with the Porsche Connect App.

Also new this year is the addition of a new Platinum Edition trim level for the base V6-powered Cayenne and the plug-in hybrid models. Going Platinum doesn't mean getting any shiny gold-blonde accents, but instead features 20-inch RS Spyder Design alloy wheels in a satin finish, door sill guards with the Platinum Edition logo, eight-way sports seats with Alcantara inserts, and Porsche Connect Plus with navigation.

The Cayenne shares its basic platform with the Volkswagen Touareg, and benefits from its spacious and nicely finished interior, rear seats that recline, a large cargo area, and a stout chassis that enables it to tow up to 3,500 kilograms (7,700 lbs).

Despite all this, the Cayenne is still a remarkable vehicle to drive, and one of the best balanced SUVs money can buy. Its handling is accurate, and its ride is flat without sacrificing comfort. On its lengthy list of options, the Cayenne can be equipped with air suspension, adaptive dampers, active anti-roll bars, and a torque-vectoring differential. Carbon-ceramic brakes are also available for racetrack-proof stopping power, and come standard on the Turbo S.

Porsche offers Canadians a total of six different powertrain choices to suit a wide variety of needs. All have an eight-speed automatic transmission, all receive standard all-wheel drive, and all have an engine idle-stop system to reduce consumption in traffic and at stop lights.

The entry level model, branded simply as Cayenne, uses a 3.6-litre narrow-angle naturally aspirated V6 that develops 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

The Cayenne S uses a 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that produces an impressive 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. This same engine is used by the GTS, but produces a bit more power and torque - 440 hp and 442 lb-ft.

The Cayenne Turbo features a 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 which produces 520 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

The Turbo S stakes it claim as one of the most potent SUVs on the road. Its version of the 4.8 twin-turbo makes 570 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.

Those preferring a slightly more economical option may wish to consider the S E-Hybrid. It uses a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engine, which in conjunction with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack generates 416 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque.

Pricing for the Cayenne starts at $68,900 with the Turbo S selling for $180,700.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Specifications

There are 8 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $89,400 MSRP
N/A
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
416 hp @5500 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
AWD 4dr $68,900 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 300 hp @6300 rpm 295 ft-lb @3000 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 191.1" 76.3" 67.1" 114"
AWD 4dr
AWD 4dr N/A
AWD 4dr
AWD 4dr
AWD 4dr Platinum Edition $75,100 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Platinum Edition 300 hp @6300 rpm 295 ft-lb @3000 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Platinum Edition 191.1" 76.3" 67.1" 114"
AWD 4dr Platinum Edition
AWD 4dr Platinum Edition N/A
AWD 4dr Platinum Edition
AWD 4dr Platinum Edition
AWD 4dr S $86,100 5 SUV
AWD 4dr S 420 hp @6000 rpm 406 ft-lb @1350 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr S 191.1" 76.3" 67.1" 114"
AWD 4dr S
AWD 4dr S N/A
AWD 4dr S
AWD 4dr S
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid $89,400 5 SUV
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid 416 hp @5500 rpm 435 ft-lb @1250 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid 191.1" 76.3" 67.1" 114"
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid N/A
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition $92,100 5 SUV
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition 416 hp @5500 rpm 435 ft-lb @1250 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition 191.1" 76.3" 67.1" 114"
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition N/A
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition
AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition
AWD 4dr GTS $110,100 5 SUV
AWD 4dr GTS 440 hp @6000 rpm 443 ft-lb @1600 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr GTS 191.1" 76.9" 66.5" 114"
AWD 4dr GTS
AWD 4dr GTS N/A
AWD 4dr GTS
AWD 4dr GTS
AWD 4dr Turbo $131,500 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Turbo 520 hp @6000 rpm 553 ft-lb @2250 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Turbo 191.1" 76.3" 67" 114"
AWD 4dr Turbo
AWD 4dr Turbo N/A
AWD 4dr Turbo
AWD 4dr Turbo
AWD 4dr Turbo S $180,700 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Turbo S 570 hp @6000 rpm 590 ft-lb @2500 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Turbo S 191.1" 76.3" 67" 114"
AWD 4dr Turbo S
AWD 4dr Turbo S N/A
AWD 4dr Turbo S
AWD 4dr Turbo S

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Porsche / Cayenne

Average Rating

2017 Porsche Cayenne

by J3RRYH3 on 07-20-2017
THE BEST OR NOTHING
I have been driving my Porsche Cayenne for around 1 year now, it all new and I must say that the interior finishings are exquisite and unique. The big screen of the Cayenne displays an extremely comfortable view. The exterior is aesthetically pleasing. Over the past year, the car has had little problems. I take great joy in driving this vehicle. I have also customised the rims of the car to make it look even better. The Porsche is nice and very comfortable for passengers.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2017 Porsche Cayenne

by J3RRYH3 on 07-20-2017
THE BEST OR NOTHING
I have been driving my Porsche Cayenne for around 1 year now, it all new and I must say that the interior finishings are exquisite and unique. The big screen of the Cayenne displays an extremely comfortable view. The exterior is aesthetically pleasing. Over the past year, the car has had little problems. I take great joy in driving this vehicle. I have also customised the rims of the car to make it look even better. The Porsche is nice and very comfortable for passengers.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2014 Porsche Cayenne

Trim: GTS
by TWS on 01-14-2016
Amazing GTS
I have owned a lot of nice cars and this is the best. Amazing sound and performance. When you are behind the wheel everything is perfectly layed out. The sport mode is incredible, with a touch of the button it turns into a high performance sports car with the utility of an SUV. Love my GTS!!!
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2004 Porsche Cayenne

Trim: S
by brownthecarguy on 12-06-2014
Its a Porsche!
100% reliable, little or no major problems. Fast enough. Timeless design for a 2004. I love it! Highly recomend a Porsche with service history to anyone. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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