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2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV - Overview

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$48,200 – $107,100 MSRP

15 / 22 MPG City/Hwy

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Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 5.0

Predicted Reliability 3.5

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2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV

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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- Newly available blind-spot monitoring system
- Larger, optional carbon-ceramic brake disks on Turbo model
- Debut of a Power Kit option that provides 40-horsepower boost to turbocharged engine

Exterior Features
The 2012 Porsche Cayenne is a 5-passenger, midsize luxury SUV available in a number of different trims, depending on engine choice. Standard are 18-inch wheels and a power liftgate.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Porsche Cayenne include automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power front seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, sliding and reclining 40/20/40-split rear seat, leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, touch-screen interface, and 10-speaker sound system.

Optional Features
The extensive list of optional features for the Porsche Cayenne includes upgraded wheels, underbody skid plates, carbon-ceramic brakes, front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, ventilated front seats, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Porsche Cayenne is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower. All-wheel drive and a 6-speed manual transmission are standard. An 8-speed automatic transmission is available, which features stop-start technology to save gas. The next-highest trim level, S, features a 4.8-liter V-8 engine rated at 400 horsepower. The Cayenne S Hybrid features a supercharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine attached to a 34-kilowatt electric motor and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Cayenne Turbo model is fitted with a turbocharged, 4.8-liter V-8 engine rated at 500 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Porsche Cayenne are:
- Cayenne with 3.6-liter engine and manual transmission: 15/22/18 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Cayenne with 3.6-liter engine and automatic transmission: 16/23/19 mpg
- Cayenne S with 4.8-liter engine and automatic transmission: 16/22/18 mpg
- Cayenne S Hybrid: 20/24/21 mpg
- Cayenne Turbo with automatic transmission: 15/22/17 mpg

Safety
Standard safety equipment on the Porsche Cayenne includes enhanced braking, stability, and traction control, and a battery of air bags. Available options are rear-seat side air bags, rearview camera, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

To date, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has tested the 2012 Porsche Cayenne.


Available Trims for the 2012 Porsche Cayenne SUV

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
(M6) 6 speed manual $48,200 300-hp / 3.6L 6-cyl 15/22
S (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $65,000 400-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 16/22
Turbo (Tiptronic) 8 speed automatic $107,100 500-hp / 4.8L 8-cyl 15/22

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