The 2012 Porsche Cayenne is a mid-size luxury SUV available in Hybrid and Turbo trim levels. The base Cayenne is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the Cayenne S grants the driver a 4.8-liter V8 engine that produces 400 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Cayenne Turbo utilizes the same engine but adds twin turbochargers to boost numbers up to 500 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Cayenne, Cayenne S, and Cayenne Turbo all achieve fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 15 mpg city to 22 mpg highway. The Cayenne Hybrid comes equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 hybrid engine that produces 380 hp and enables an EPA estimated 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. All Cayenne models come equipped with AWD and have an 8-speed automatic transmission, except for the base Cayenne that can be equipped with a 6-speed manual. Features include high-end surround sound, Porsche Communication Management, lane change assist, rear-view camera, and rear seat entertainment. Safety is comprised of advanced braking, stability management, and anti-theft protection. The Cayenne is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
After a major update in 2011, Porsche has left the Cayenne unchanged for 2012.
Several powerful engine options; luxurious interiors; excellent handling; high people carrying and cargo capacity
The Porsche Cayenne represents the ultimate in SUV performance and capability. All are agile, quick, able handlers that rival many sports cars, but also offer the versatility of being able tow between 6,000 and 7,700 pounds. With four trim levels available-Base, S, Turbo and S Hybrid-there's a Cayenne to suit all enthusiasts in the range from mild to wild. With a base price of just $48,200 getting into a Cayenne rather than a BMW or Mercedes SUV is a real option.