2013 Porsche Cayenne

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Porsche Cayenne highlights

Customer rating


  • Class-leading driving dynamics
  • Porsche badge and luxurious interior


  • Luxurious, but there's just barely seating for five
  • Plentiful cost options push up the price

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

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Porsche Cayenne adds two new choices for 2013

The Porsche Cayenne is a favorite of driving enthusiasts in the SUV marketplace, with some buyers seemingly happy to trade outright practicality and off-road prowess for enjoyable on-road driving dynamics and that desirable Porsche badge on the hood. New for 2013 are a pair of models that address both ends of that spectrum: The 240-hp Cayenne Diesel adds some fuel-sipping pragmatism for those looking for economy, and the GTS bridges the gap between the Cayenne S model and the outrageous Turbo flagship.

The GTS model gains 20 hp over the Cayenne S' 4.8-liter 400-hp V8. It also gains Porsche's active suspension system with adjustable ride height (dubbed PASM), improved brakes, a lower ride height, and standard 20-inch alloy wheels, along with some other more sporting accoutrements inside and out like sport seats and a SportDesign package. All impress, but the GTS really does underline Porsche's desire to position the Cayenne as a driver's SUV.

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What is new for the 2013 Porsche Cayenne?

  • The Cayenne is available in a variety of new trims, including the Diesel and GTS.
  • Cayenne trims have been upgraded with Adjustable Suspension, Parking Sensors, Heated Steering Wheel, Rear Seat Heaters, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, and Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • Leather & Suede Seats and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Base trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

7 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Porsche Cayenne an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Porsche Cayenne 25th out of 29 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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Porsche Cayenne features and specs

Base 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Burmester Audio
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Leather Interior
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 67.1"

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Max towing capacity

1157/7716 lbs.



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