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2018 Porsche Cayenne

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2018 Porsche Cayenne

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RepairPal reliability rating**

3 out of 5


  • Engaging to drive
  • Superb interior fit, finish, and luxury


  • Space is at a premium, in both the cabin and the trunk
  • Many must-have items remain costly options

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 24 highway, 20 combined

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2018 Porsche Cayenne remains the sporting SUV to beat

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has few changes over last year’s Cayenne. The Diesel model was quietly dropped from the lineup, leaving an all-gasoline range, with green-leaning Cayenne buyers offered the plug-in S E-Hybrid model. Tempting as the range-topping Turbo and Turbo S models are with their supercar-rivaling performance, the midrange Cayenne S with its turbocharged 420-hp V6 engine remains a hugely compelling choice.

As has always been the case, the Cayenne isn’t very spacious, offering comparable trunk space to many SUVs in the size category below. It compensates with a large towing capacity, with the Cayenne S able to haul as much as 7,716 pounds. Newer rivals generally offer more standard equipment, and Porsche still charges extra for must-haves like Apple CarPlay® and a rearview parking camera. Regardless, this Cayenne ends 2018 and heads into a redesign as the model to beat underlines how much better it has always been against its rivals on the road.

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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

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