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2016 Porsche Cayenne

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2016 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3 out of 5


  • Entire range available again
  • Turbo S returns with a 570-hp 4.8-liter V8


  • Long, expensive options list
  • Some rivals are cheaper and more practical

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 28 highway, 24 combined

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Cayenne's range is back to full-strength with base, GTS, and Turbo S models for 2016

The Cayenne has stood as a favorite among sporting SUVs since its debut. While that remains the case with the 2016, it’s impossible to ignore rivals like the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE. None can quite match the Cayenne’s sporting prowess on the road, but they all exceed its passenger and luggage space. That hasn’t really affected the Cayenne’s success, with buyers snapping up as many base, Cayenne, Diesel, S, plug-in S E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S models as Porsche can ship to the U.S.

Part of that success is unquestionably down to the Porsche badge on the hood, and what it represents. An all-wheel-drive SUV might be the antithesis of Porsche’s sports cars, but the company manages to bring deft agility and extraordinary performance to its largest SUV. That’s no more obvious than with the GTS and Turbo S models that return to the lineup for 2016, both of which deliver an absolutely thrilling drive.

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

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.