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2021 Porsche Cayenne

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2021 Porsche Cayenne

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RepairPal reliability rating**

3 out of 5


  • Plenty of model choices, including the more stylish Cayenne Coupe
  • Excellent interior functionality and connectivity


  • Too many costly options
  • Limited electric-only range with both plug-in hybrids

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 23 highway, 20 combined

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Porsche expands Cayenne range with the addition of the GTS for 2021

Porsche is sticking to its proven formula with the 2021 Cayenne, adding more models to the lineup to offer customers every conceivable type of Cayenne experience, whether in the conventional SUV shape or as the more stylish Cayenne Coupe. For 2021 that means adding the Cayenne GTS, a more purposeful, driver-focused model with a bounty of standard equipment that cherry-picks desirable options like an enhanced suspension, sportier seats, and a V8 engine.

The rest of the Cayenne range remains much the same as it has since its 2019 introduction, so there’s now a base, E-Hybrid, S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S E-Hybrid. The highest performance model, surprisingly, is the plug-in hybrid, the Turbo S E-Hybrid, which uses an electric motor and turbocharged V8 to offer 670 hp. The usual compromises apply, so you won’t find as much space in any Cayenne as you might in a BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, or Range Rover Sport, but none of these rivals offer the driver-focused appeal of Porsche’s impressive SUV.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Porsche Cayenne an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Porsche Cayenne 22nd out of 25 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.
  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Porsche Cayenne is $818, compared to an average of $586 for Luxury Midsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Porsche Cayenne owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 2.1 times per year, compared to an average of 1.5 times for Luxury Midsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 13% for the Porsche Cayenne, compared to an average of 10% for Luxury Midsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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(no trim) 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility