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Porsche Cayenne

Porsche is a relatively tiny car brand in world terms despite its brand presence, and it nearly went away forever in the early part of the 1990s; as legendary as the 911 is, worldwide sales weren't strong enough to sustain the brand.

The solution? A large, relatively sporting SUV aimed squarely at the burgeoning US market. Purists were absolutely horrified, but the Cayenne was a huge success and ensured the survival of the Porsche brand. The four-door, five-seat Cayenne still sells strongly today, and can be had in a myriad of combinations from a base model 3.6-litre six-cylinder all-wheel drive model right through to a fire-breathing twin-turbo 4.8-litre V8 that costs the better part of $300,000.

Current prices range from $121,700 to $298,500 for the Cayenne (base) and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Porsche Cayenne Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Porsche Cayenne varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $121,700 and going to $298,500 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP $121,700 $298,500
2019 SUV 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $121,900 $303,490
2018 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $81,600 $283,800
2017 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $72,300 $259,600
2016 SUV 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $62,990 $231,660
See All Porsche Cayenne Pricing and Specs

Porsche Cayenne Colours

  • White
  • Black
  • Carrara White
  • Jet Black
  • Dolomite Silver
  • Biskay Blue
  • Moonlight Blue
  • Mahogany
  • Quarzite Grey
  • Crayon
  • Lava Orange
  • Cashmere Beige
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Porsche Cayenne Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Porsche Cayenne here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Porsche Cayenne: replacement key cost Read more
  • Aurion to replace my Maxima?

    Thanks for the email. Hopefully I can keep this simple. 

    I would strongly recommend a Toyota Aurion V6 $30,990 drive away or the Toyota Camry $28,990 drive away (pricing current September 2015). 

    Unless you want the acceleration of the V6 I would opt for the four cylinder Camry, which is spritely enough and will also deliver good open road fuel economy. 

    For the type of driving you're doing you do not need the hybrid Camry. 

    Also, the base model Camry on the smaller wheels and Michelin tyres will be much more comfortable and a touch quieter than the dearer Camry models that come with sports tyres. 

    In both the Aurion and Camry you will be protected by seven airbags and a five star safety rating. A rear camera is standard on both models too. 

    The servicing costs are among the cheapest in the business. 

    Furthermore the intervals are longer than other Toyotas (15,000km rather than 10,000km) and the capped pricing lasts four years or 75,000, whichever comes first (other Toyotas are three years, 60,000km). 

    This was done to help Aurion and Camry appeal to fleets. 

    However, your warranty is the same as other Toyotas at three years/100,000km. 

    Dealership extended warranties are generally not worth the paper they are printed on, so save your money if you're offered an extension. 

    Please check you're comfortable when driving the Aurion and Camry. They have ample room inside and a lot of travel in the front seat rails. 

    Meanwhile, you're right in your assumption that Toyotas are regarded as a premium over Holden and Ford. The price is cheap because Toyota is trying to keep the factory running until 2017. It is in effect making a loss with each Camry it sells. 

    Toyota also has a vast rural dealer network so hopefully you're never far away from help should you need it. 

    Lastly, the Camry was at $26,990 drive away for much of last year and the price may limbo to that level again in the lead up to the end of the year or early next, to clear 2015 stock. This is not an inside tip, merely an educated guess on my part.

    Good luck and let me know if I can help any further. I hope I'm still driving big distances in my 80s. 

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Porsche Cayenne Towing Capacity

The Porsche Cayenne has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2019 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2018 SUV 0kg 3500kg
2017 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
2016 SUV 3500kg 3500kg
See All Towing Capacity for Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne Dimensions

The dimensions of the Porsche Cayenne SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1696x1983x4918 mm 190 mm
2019 SUV 1696x1983x4918 mm
2018 SUV 1705x1939x4855 mm
2017 SUV 1705x1939x4846 mm 215 mm
2016 SUV 1705x1939x4846 mm 215 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Porsche Cayenne Dimensions

Porsche Cayenne Wheel Size

The Porsche Cayenne has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x55 ZR19 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 19x8.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 255x55 ZR19 19x8.5 inches 275x50 ZR19 19x9.5 inches
2019 SUV 255x55 ZR19 19x8.5 inches 275x50 ZR19 18x9.5 inches
2018 SUV 265x50 R19 19x8.5 inches 265x50 R19 19x8.5 inches
2017 SUV 255x55 R18 18x8 inches 255x55 R18 18x8 inches
2016 SUV 255x55 R18 18x8 inches 255x55 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Porsche Cayenne Wheel Sizes

Porsche Cayenne Fuel Consumption

The Porsche Cayenne is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 3.5L/100km for SUV /Hyb/PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 3.5L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP
2020 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP
2019 SUV 3.4L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 3.4L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.6L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 6.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 8.2L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.6L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 6.8L/100km 3.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 8.2L/100km 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.6L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Porsche Cayenne Pricing and Specs for 2020