When Porsche launched this model in 2002, it was one of the first models that featured both high-performance speed and stance of SUV. Although competition in this segment becomes even harder every year, this mid-size luxury crossover keeps its leading position. It was the first Porsche model since 1995 to feature V8 engine. Current model is in its second generation, which came in 2010. Company recently did some refreshment, so 2016 Porsche Cayenne won’t feature large modifications.
2016 Porsche Cayenne exterior
The 2016 Porsche Cayenne features company’s recognizable design, full of classic elements. It comes even sportier than previous model. Some of the features that you will notice first are huge 21-inch 911 Turbo style wheels. It also comes with standard LED headlights equipped with Porsche’s Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus). Front end also features large intakes, while at the rear you will notice beautiful taillights and stylish rear spoiler, which comes in overall paint color. There are also several interesting optional features such as a panoramic roof, an understated body kit and stainless steel skid plates for all those who love an off-road drive.
2016 Porsche Cayenne interior
The 2016 Cayenne comes with beautiful cabin. It features very stylish look and plenty of different hi-end materials such as abundant leather, aluminum, wood, carbon fiber details etc. There are more than a ten color options. Also, you can choose between highly bolstered sport seats, or flatter comfort seats. Both seats could be ventilated for extra money. There are also plenty of drive-assist systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, lane departure warning etc.
2016 Porsche Cayenne engines
There are plenty of options when it is about drivetrain. The base 2016 Porsche Cayenne uses 3.6 liter V6 petrol engine with 300 hp. There is also a tuned up GTS version with 430 horses. There is also a 4.8 liter V8, which is available in two variants – Turbo with 510 hp and Turbo S with 560 horsepower. There are also two diesel engines in offer. The first one is 3.0 liter with 260 hp, while other one is 4.1 liter V8, which outputs 380 horsepower. There is also a hybrid variant of 2016 Porsche Cayenne, which combines electric motor and 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine. Total output is around 410 horses. There are two types of transmission in offer – 6-speed manual and 8-speed Tiptronic S Automatic.
2016 Porsche Cayenne price and Competition
The price of 2016 Cayenne goes in a very wide range. Base model go around 61.000 dollars, while top model could go up to over 150.000 dollars. Main competitors are models like Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover Sport.