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2011 Porsche Cayenne
2011 Porsche Cayenne - Styles
The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV for those who would rather be driving a sports car. It's a luxurious, [...] 
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MSRP: From $6770 to $104800
Invoice: From $42030 to $94320
Fuel EconomyFuel Economy
(16 City / 22 Hwy mpg)
Overall: 8.3 Performance: 8.7
Exterior: 7.9 Interior: 8.1
Safety: N/A Reliability: N/A

3 Style(s) available for 2011 Porsche Cayenne.

2011 Porsche Cayenne Overview.

The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV for those who would rather be driving a sports car. It's a luxurious, attractive and powerful substitute to a minivan or the SUVs that structure the luxury midsize pack. Because it is a Porsche, it is no shocker that this SUV drives like a sports car.

For 2011, Porsche redesigned all Cayenne models since it first debuted in 2003, with modernized styling, additional power, as well as improved fuel economy. The new model has a smoother exterior design, but it’s basically larger than the previous model. That implies Cayenne has added cargo space and room for rear-seat occupants which is a plus for families. In addition the Cayenne has cut off around 400 pounds off its curb weight, which makes it more supple and fuel-efficient overall.

The Cayenne is overpriced for its class but does provide all the luxury. The Cayenne's base model starts at $46,700 which may seem like a steal for the Porsche name. It can price can also shoot up to more than $100,000 depending on trim and if you go for the super-powerful Turbo model, that’s even before you include any options. Plus, the brand-new S Hybrid starts at $67,700, which makes it the most expensive hybrid SUV on the market.
Obviously, for that cash you're getting a genuine Porsche performance, status and chic with the equality of an SUV. The Cayenne is quick but it stops with the accuracy of a much smaller sports car. You may not imagine a Porsche to drive off-road, but a lot of SUV owners adore the rugged territory. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne will not disappoint on dirt.

The Cayenne's biggest deficit is certainly its price. As opponents can't match up to its steep power, there are some that might be completely suitable for buyers who just want a luxurious driver on daily basis. If you are considering the Cayenne you should also look at the Volkswagen Touareg. Since the two are platform-companions, the Touareg's mechanics are indistinguishable to the base Cayenne. The VW has also been redesigned for 2011 and costs significantly less than the Porsche. It starts at around $5,700 less than the Cayenne.

Reliability

The Cayenne is tied in with a four-year or 50,000 mile basic warranty and a 10-year or unlimited-mileage corrosion warranty.

The warranty period starts either on the date of first retail sale, or the date the vehicle is first placed in service as an instructor, service loaner or company vehicle, whichever is earlier. Plus from that moment on, your Porsche Cayenne is looked after during the coverage period, not considering of whether you're the first owner or a subsequent owner.

2011 Porsche Cayenne Pros:

  • Powerful engine options and sports-car performance
  • Attractive exterior design
  • Loads of standard safety features
  • Roomy sliding backseat

2011 Porsche Cayenne Cons:

  • Confusing dashboard controls
  • Extremely pricey

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