Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2010 Porsche Cayenne Review
The 2010 Porsche Cayenne is an SUV for those who would rather be driving a sports car. At around $45,000, the Cayenne's base price may seem like a steal for the Porsche name -- but it can skyrocket to more than $100,000 depending on trim. Take note, however -- both the Touareg and Cayenne's base 14/20 mpg fuel economy ratings are among the worst in their class. Of course, the M-Class' most powerful engine only makes 382 horsepower, which is far less than the Cayenne's high-level engines.
For 2010 Porsche introduces two new models. The Cayenne is offered in several trims -- the base model, S, S Transsyberia, GTS, GTS Design Edition 3, Turbo and Turbo S. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne line-up will include an S hybrid model with a base price around $70,000.
Thanks to its stellar dual-range all-wheel-drive system, razor-sharp steering and superb brakes, the "Porsche Cayenne" demonstrates surprising dexterity both on-road and off.
The Porsche Cayenne is available in four styles, each with its own engine. Brisker acceleration is available in the Cayenne S, which has a 385-hp V8 as well as more standard features. Even higher is the Cayenne Turbo S, which squeezes 550 hp from the same engine.
A sophisticated, proactive all-wheel-drive system is standard on all Porsche Cayennes and provides both high- and low-range gearing. Used Porsche Cayenne Models
The Porsche Cayenne was introduced for 2003 in Cayenne S and" Cayenne Turbo styles". The 247-hp 3.2-liter V6 base model arrived in 2004, while its standard transmission became a six-speed manual for 2005. For 2006, the range-topping Cayenne Turbo S debuted, producing a monstrous 520 hp that was said to bring the Cayenne to 60 mph as quickly as the contemporary 911.
The Cayenne was not produced for model year 2007. The Cayenne GTS model also arrived for '08, while the Turbo S made its return the following year.