Used Porsche Cayenne Information
The Porsche Cayenne is the epitome of a luxury SUV. A mid-size luxury crossover with sports-car performance and off-road ability, the Cayenne was Porscheâs break through into the SUV market and has proven successful since the inception. Introduced to the market in 2002 with North American sales beginning in 2003, it has been earning awards and ranked highly among mid-size luxury crossovers and SUV since. Since the introduction, the Cayenne has continued to be a respectable SUV not only among top car and driver experts but both sports car and SUV enthusiasts as well. Another great thing about this vehicle is that it can serve as a family vehicle and/or an SUV alternative for the sports car enthusiast.
There are six models offering including base, Diesel, S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S. Additionally, there is a hybrid model offered as of 2010. The engine in the basic model is a 2.6 liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission, with an eight speed automatic option available as well. The most talked about characteristics include its all-wheel-drive system, sharp steering and excellent brakes.
The model was fully redesigned in 2011 and revealed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show after being revealed digitally earlier in 2010. The newer model was built to be visually shorter and smaller than the first generation Cayenne. The second generation however has more curves and a more slanted rear window with a less upright windshield. The second generation model is lighter and more fuel efficient than the first generation. The interior is made of top notch materials and is top notch quality. Both front and rear seats recline, as well as move forward and back for versatility and the ability to maximize cargo space. Inspiration for this vehicle comes from previous models such as the Carrera GT, the Panamera and has a shared platform with the Volkswagen Touareg.
Most recently, Porsche introduced a âfacelifted versionâ of the second generation Cayenne at the Paris motor show in July of 2014. With focuses on fuel efficiency and styling changes, as well as, some internal and external cosmetic changes as well. The reveal also included a new hybrid version with even more gains to fuel efficiency with their plug-in technology.
The Porsche Cayenne competes with luxury SUVs such as the Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Acura MDX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, BMX X5 and the Lexus RX350.
There are 3,375 used Porsche Cayennes in our used car listings, including the Porsche 911, Porsche Boxster and Porsche Panamera. 52% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 89% have no accident history.