Now available in a GTS (420 hp) and Diesel (240 hp) trim, the 2013 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 (PSM), active suspension management (PASM), dynamic chassis control (PDCC) and anti-theft protection. The Cayenne is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
2013 Brings a couple of additions to the Cayenne model range. For the first time in the US, the Cayenne is available with a diesel engine. It's a turbocharged V6 unit making 240 horsepower and a whopping 406 lb-feet of torque. Rated at 29 mpg on the highway, the Cayenne Diesel is theoretically capable of traveling 740 miles on a single tank. The Cayenne GTS also makes its return to the Cayenne lineup for 2013. The GTS occupies the space between the S and the Turbo in Porsche's lineup. Lower and with a meaner appearance than the S, the GTS also makes an additional 20 horsepower thanks to a sportier exhaust system. Acceleration is improved through a shorter final drive ratio. Featuring a couple of unique trim pieces and unique 20-inch wheels, the GTS features much of the aggression of the Turbo at a lower price point.
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 six trim levels available--Base, Diesel, S, GTS, 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 $48,850 getting into a Cayenne rather than a BMW or Mercedes SUV is a real option.