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2017 Porsche Cayenne

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2017 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

3 out of 5


  • SUV sensibilities, sports car agility
  • Hugely desirable, with the potential for monstrous performance


  • A great all-rounder, but it’s not hugely accommodating for passengers
  • Premium alternatives keep getting closer to the Cayenne

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 24 highway, 20 combined

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(no current inventory)

Distance from

The sporting and luxurious Porsche Cayenne remains a favorite

Porsche has always offered its Cayenne in a variety of guises, and that remains the case with this 2017 model. Whether you’re after outrageous outright performance and agility or plug-in conscience-salving electric mobility, there’s a Cayenne in the lineup that should suit your requirements, powered by a range of V6 and V8 engines. Long a favorite of driving enthusiasts, the Cayenne also offers a luxurious cabin but does fall short against its rivals in outright practicality. Competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLE and BMW X5, for example, offer greater interior space as well as the possibility to seat seven.

The Cayenne counters with a drive that’s more sports car than sport-utility vehicle. Although it’s tuned for on-road dynamics, its standard all-wheel drive lets it venture into the dirt for some light off-roading if you desire. It’ll tow, too, with the Cayenne S rated at 7,718 pounds. Porsche underlined the Cayenne’s towing credentials in 2017 with a Turbo S towing a 285-ton Airbus A380, setting a world record in the process.

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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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**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

Explore Porsche Cayenne details

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

Engine type


Drive type





300 @ 6300


295 @ 3000

Seating capacity


Towing capacity

772/7716 lbs.