2018 Porsche Cayenne SUV Model Review, Specs, Pricing & Trims

2018 Porsche Cayenne Model Review

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne can fit almost any lifestyle and driving habits. It’s versatile and accommodating for families, yet it possesses a high-performance personality to satisfy racing enthusiasts. There’s a Cayenne for everyone within the lineup — starting with the base Cayenne model, the amped up GTS, and the powerful Turbo and Turbo S and E-Hybrid plug-in. Each model features futuristic technology such as Connect Plus, Porsche Communication Management with Navigation, BOSE® Surround Sound-System and much more. The cabin is not only equipped with advanced technology, but also meticulously crafted materials and excellent seating comfort. With the appealing mix of performance, roominess and quality, the Porsche Cayenne lineup continues to lead the pack of performance-SUV’s.

What the Critics Say

“The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is a richly appointed luxury SUV that earns its Porsche badge. It’s one of few cars on the road that manage to feel special in standard or top trims.” — The Car Connection

“The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is one of those vehicles that has a broad range of appeal. On one hand, it’s an SUV that is focused on performance, yet it’s very luxurious and easy to live with on an everyday basis. There’s also a wide breadth of powerplants, from a base V6 to a hybrid model, all the way up to a stout V8.” — Edmunds.com

What’s New for 2018

The Porsche Cayenne gains a sleeker exterior and interior. On the outside, there’s a flatter roof and reshaped body panels and on the inside, the center console has less buttons and a larger center touchscreen.

Unmatched Performance

Regardless of which Cayenne you choose, it’s going to give you a heart-racing experience. The Turbo S can go 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and the E-Hybrid can go 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds. If you’re a racing enthusiast, you’ll truly be satisfied with every powertrain in the Cayenne lineup. They range from a 3.6-liter V6 that develops 300 horsepower to a 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that develops 570 horsepower.

To achieve the highest levels of agility and traction, Porsche created Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus which sends power to the outside wheel during cornering. A high-performance vehicle deserves high-performance brakes. The available Ceramic Composite Brakes have more stopping power, less fade and longer rotor life.



Meticulously-Crafted Interior

The Porsche Cayenne is meticulously-crafted with finely stitched leather, real wood and metal accents. The cockpit is designed specifically around the driver where everything is within easy reach. Your passengers will appreciate the comfort of the sliding and reclining seats and will easily be entertained by the 7-inch color touchscreen on the front headrests.

There are ample customization and appearance options available. Regardless if you want to add unique materials in the cabin or want to enhance performance, you can build a Cayenne to reflect your individual style.

Cutting-Edge Technology

The Cayenne comes well-equipped with technology you never knew you needed. The Porsche Communication Management system comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, navigation and voice activation. The navigation offers real-time traffic info and integration of Google Earth and Google Streetview. Also available is Connect Plus which features in-car Wi-Fi and enables smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay.

Put on the ultimate concert experience with the Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System and Bose® Surround Sound-System. For the sport enthusiasts, the Sport Chrono Package includes the SPORT PLUS button, performance display in the Porsche Communication Management and a digital stopwatch. Pressing the SPORT PLUS button will trigger the engine to become more responsive and steering to be more direct.

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Porsche Cayenne Models



Starting MSRP $60,600

  • 3.6-liter V6 engine Producing 300 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 7.3 Seconds
  • 19/24 Estimated MPG

Cayenne Platinum Edition

Starting MSRP $66,700

  • 3.6-liter V6 engine Producing 300 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 7.3 Seconds
Cayenne S

Cayenne S

Starting MSRP $77,400

  • 3.6-liter V6 engine Producing 420 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 5.2 Seconds
  • 17/24 Estimated MPG
Cayenne GTS

Cayenne GTS

Starting MSRP $98,600

  • 3.6-liter V6 engine Producing 440 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds
  • 16/23 Estimated MPG

Cayenne Turbo

Cayenne Turbo

Starting MSRP $118,100

  • 4.8-liter V8 Engine Producing 520 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 4.2 Seconds
  • 14/21 Estimated MPG
Cayenne Turbo S

Cayenne Turbo S

Starting MSRP $161,600

  • 4.8-liter V8 Engine Producing 570 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 3.8 Seconds
  • 14/21 Estimated MPG
Cayenne Hybrid

Cayenne S E-Hybrid

Starting MSRP $79,900

  • 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 Engine Producing 333 Horsepower and Electric Motor Producing 95 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 5.4 Seconds
  • 47 MPGe
Cayenne Hybrid

Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

Starting MSRP $82,800

  • 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 Engine Producing 333 Horsepower and Electric Motor Producing 95 Horsepower
  • 0-60 in 5.4 Seconds
  • TBD Estimated MPG

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