2014 Porsche Cayenne review

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Porsche Cayenne highlights

Customer rating


  • Mighty range-topping Turbo S is supercar fast and capable
  • Expansive range offers a Cayenne choice for all


  • You pay handsomely for the Cayenne's luxury and performance
  • Less cargo space than most rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 20 highway, 16 combined

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More power at the top of the Porsche Cayenne range for 2014

More power for the 2014 Porsche Cayenne, as Porsche adds the Turbo S at the top of the model lineup. It gains the previously optional Power Kit, increasing the turbocharged V8’s output to 550 hp, as well as Porsche’s most advanced active chassis technology. This includes a standard air suspension and an active anti-roll system, which Porsche calls PDCC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control), as well as torque vectoring. Combined, it gives the Turbo S quite unbelievable performance and capability.

Elsewhere in the 2014 Cayenne range, Porsche offers V6 and V8 engines, with a Cayenne Hybrid and Diesel model also available. All remain capable all-rounders, with emphasis on road performance. Other changes this year include the option of the Platinum Edition trim, with exterior accents in Platinum Silver Metallic, on either the V6 entry-level Cayenne or the Cayenne Diesel. They also count touchscreen satellite navigation, memory-powered seats, a moonroof, and Bose® audio among their enhanced standard equipment.

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What is new for the 2014 Porsche Cayenne?

  • The Cayenne is available in a variety of new trims, including the Diesel Platinum, Platinum, and Turbo S.
  • Cayenne trims have been upgraded with Sunroof(s), Leather Seats, Leather & Suede Seats, Tow Hitch, Manual Transmission, Satellite Radio Ready, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning, Remote Start, Rear A/C Seat(s), Full Roof Rack, and Burmester Audio features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The GTS trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters, Front Seat Heaters, and Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters and Front Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The Diesel trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Porsche Cayenne

1. Incredibly well equipped

Don't compromise on your next SUV purchase—the 2014 Porsche Cayenne is equipped with plenty of luxury features. With standard leather upholstery on every trim, you'll be super comfortable no matter what you choose. The list of standard features continues with a seven-inch touchscreen, heated washer nozzles, a 10-speaker sound system, and a whole lot more. If you're looking to maximize style and comfort, the 2014 Cayenne is a great choice. 

2. Standard AWD capability

All 2014 Porsche Cayenne models come standard with all-wheel drive, providing extra grip through the corners, but also tackling some light off-roading. And the capability doesn't end there—the 2014 Cayenne has standard antilock brakes and stability and traction control, as well as optional air suspension. No matter which Cayenne you choose, it can handle the daily grind.

3. Tons of space

Porsche's midsize luxury SUV seats five people across two rows, so your passengers will get loads of extra legroom and headroom to maximize their comfort. Most trims of the 2014 Porsche Cayenne have 23.6 cu-ft of cargo space with all seats in place—perfect for a long weekend at the campground or any other adventure. 

4. Epic performance

The 2014 Porsche Cayenne starts with a base V6 engine putting out 300 hp, and there's a long list of more powerful engine options to choose from. These include a turbodiesel engine with 240 hp and a massive 406 lb-ft of torque, and the S Hybrid powertrain with 380 hp. Step up to the 2014 Porsche Cayenne S and you'll get 400 hp, while the super-impressive Cayenne Turbo has a turbocharged V8 engine pumping out 500 hp. Want to get to the next level? Go for the Turbo S, which ramps the V8 to the extreme with 550 hp. If you want sports car capability in a practical SUV, don't miss the 2014 Cayenne. 

5. Fun color options

If you want to find just the right aesthetic, the 2014 Porsche Cayenne has 11 unique exterior color options and 12 interior color combinations to choose from. Exterior colors range from solid to metallic, including interesting options like the super bright Peridot Metallic or Carmine Red. This is a car you'll love to look at on your driveway.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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

Platinum 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

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

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Head room

F 39.6"

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Max towing capacity

772/7716 lbs.



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