Porsche Cayenne 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Porsche Cayenne
|Turbo S V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||8A||4.2 sec||12.9 sec @ 107.4 mph||14/21/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Porsche Cayenne
|S E-Hybrid||3.0L Supercharger V6 + Elec 10.8-kWh||AWD||8A||5.4 sec||13.7 sec @ 103 mph||----/----/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
2014 Porsche Cayenne
|Turbo S V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||8A||4.1 sec||12.5 sec @ 113 mph||14/20/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
2013 Porsche Cayenne
|Diesel||3.0L Turbo Diesel V6||AWD||8A||6.8 sec||15.4 sec @ 88 mph||19/29/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Diesel||3.0L Turbo Diesel V6||AWD||8A||6.9 sec||15.3 sec @ 87.7 mph||19/29/29.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Diesel||3.0L Turbo Diesel V6||AWD||8A||7.2 sec||15.6 sec @ 91 mph||19/29/29.4 mpg||Motor Week|
|GTS V8||4.8L V8||AWD||8A||5.5 sec||13.9 sec @ 101 mph||15/21/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
2012 Porsche Cayenne
|Turbo V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||8A||4.5 sec||13.0 sec @ 109 mph||15/22/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
2011 Porsche Cayenne
|S Hybrid||3.0L Supercharger V6 + Elec||AWD||8A||5.7 sec||14.3 sec @ 97 mph||20/24/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S Hybrid||3.0L supercharger V6 + Elec||AWD||8A||5.6 sec||14.3 sec @ 95.7 mph||20/24/19.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|S V8||4.8L V8||AWD||8A||5.5 sec||14.1 sec @ 101 mph||16/22/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S V8||4.8L V8||AWD||8A||5.9 sec||14.4 sec @ 98.7 mph||16/22/13.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
|S V8||4.8L V8||AWD||8A||5.7 sec||13.9 sec @ 108 mph||16/22/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|Turbo V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||8A||4.0 sec||12.4 sec @ 113 mph||15/22/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||8A||4.3 sec||12.8 sec @ 107.9 mph||15/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2009 Porsche Cayenne
|Turbo S V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||4.1 sec||12.6 sec @ 112 mph||12/19/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo S V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||4.4 sec||12.9 sec @ 110 mph||12/19/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2008 Porsche Cayenne
|GTS V8||4.8L V8||AWD||6M||5.7 sec||14.2 sec @ 98 mph||11/17/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S V8||4.8L V8||AWD||6A||6.0 sec||14.5 sec @ 98 mph||13/18/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo V8||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||4.8 sec||13.3 sec @ 107 mph||12/19/13 mpg||Car and Driver|
2006 Porsche Cayenne
|Turbo S V8||4.5L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||4.9 sec||13.5 sec @ 107 mph||12/17/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
2005 Porsche Cayenne
|S V8||4.5L V8||AWD||6A||6.6 sec||15.0 sec @ 93 mph||12/17/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Tiptronic||3.2L V6||AWD||6A||8.8 sec||16.7 sec @ 83 mph||14/18/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo V8||4.5L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||5.1 sec||13.6 sec @ 101.8 mph||12/17/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2004 Porsche Cayenne
|S V8||4.5L V8||AWD||6A||7.3 sec||15.4 sec @ 92 mph||12/17/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S V8||4.5L V8||AWD||6A||7.5 sec||15.41 sec @ 90.81 mph||12/17/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Techart Turbo V8||4.5L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||5.0 sec||13.5 sec @ 102.2 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2003 Porsche Cayenne
|S V8||4.5L V8||AWD||6A||6.9 sec||14.9 sec @ 94.9 mph||12/17/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|S V8||4.5L V8||AWD||6A||7.0 sec||15.3 sec @ 86 mph||12/17/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|Turbo V8||4.5L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||5.0 sec||13.5 sec @ 104 mph||12/17/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo V8||4.5L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||6A||5.4 sec||13.79 sec @ 102.47 mph||12/17/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Porsche Cayenne
According to the official Porsche history, when Porsche first launched the Cayenne in 2002 it was met with “great skepticism”. That’s putting it mildly, to say the least. The move was met with a huge howl outrage from Porsche enthusiasts. It was seen as a betrayal when Porsche strayed from its strict sport-scar roots.
And what compounded the damage was the fact that the new model was an SUV, the very epitome of placid and boring transportation. Porsche was meant for real men who wanted speed and handling in one nifty little package. It’s not for soccer moms who wanted a spacious cargo van for school runs. That Porsche would succumb to cater to such a market was seen as going against the very principles of Porsche itself.
Yet Porsche insisted that they were in keeping with the Porsche tradition of “innovation”, and in a way that was actually true enough. But in reality it was Porsche’s response to market forces, especially in the US which was their main market. They had to compete in the SUV sector because people were buying them, and even BMW and Mercedes Benz were offering their own versions.
So there have been a lot of Cayenne versions through the years, and even now you have multiple versions to choose from. You’ve got your basic Cayenne, then the S, the Diesel, the S Hybrid, the new GTS, and the Turbo.
The Basic Cayenne
It’s now 165 kg lighter, and yet it can still be driven off-road and it can tow quite heavy loads as any SUV should. Here’s a look at the basic specs:
- Naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6 engine with direct fuel injection, variable resonance intake manifold, and variable valve timing on both inlet and exhaust
- 6-speed manual gearbox
- 300 horsepower, torque of 400 Nm
- 142 mph (230 kph) top speed
- 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds
- Gas mileage, 20/29 mpg
Now if you want to be really practical and get something that doesn’t drink gas like there’s no recession going on, then the Hybrid version may suffice. Aside from the V-6 engine, you also have a pair of electric motors. You’ve got an automatic start/stop function, and the Hybrid can cost along the highway even when the engine is turned off.
- Gas mileage, 20/24 mpg
- 333 horsepower, plus another 47 horsepower from the electric motors
- Top speed, 150 mph (242 kph)
- 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) is 6.5 seconds
- Torque, 580 Nm
The cabin is quite opulent, and the seats are nicely supportive and spacious. Even the rear seats offer lots of space too.
As for creature comforts, you already start with a super audio system with 10 speakers, along with a 7-ince touch screen and dual-zone automatic climate control. You may be intimidated by the number of buttons offered on the console, but the layout is intuitive. Eventually you’ll like it better than the more common central command system.
Cayenne Turbo S
Now if the other specs don’t seem like Porsche numbers to you, then perhaps the Turbo S version can assuage your outrage. This is the most powerful of the Cayenne lineup, and for purists the most worthy of the Porsche badge. It even looks fast and aggressive. The price, though, may set you back. It starts at about $147K, and with option you can easily add another $20K to the final price.
- 4.8 L twin-turbocharged V-8
- AWD, with an 8-speed automatic gearbox
- 550 horsepower at 6000 rpm, torque is at 553 lb-ft at 2,250 rpm
- Top speed of 175 mph (282 kph)
- 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds (which is actually astonishing for a vehicle that’s meant to just bring your family from place to place)
- Gas mileage, 14/20 mpg
The handling is quite excellent. The steering offers a very sharp response, and the amount of feedback is sufficient. You also get wide performance tires (21 inches, exclusive to the Turbo S) along with an adaptive air suspension which you can adjust for city or fast driving. You also get a gamut of safety features, including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), and the Sport Chrono package.
Inside, it’s actually nice and spacious, and the entertainment features offer a nice counterpoint to a rather exciting ride (especially for an SUV).
That’s the Cayenne for you. For a dozen years it has offered a unique combination of a practical family car but with unmistakable Porsche Flourishes that we’ve all come to know and love. Even the snout gives us the familiar Porsche look.
And despite all the changes, it’s still fast and it’s still agile. It may have lost the svelte figure Porsche cars have sported all these years, but now you have practical reasons for owning a Porsche. A practical Porsche—without the Cayenne, those two words would never be used in the same sentence!
For more information about Porsche Cayenne, visit the official Porsche website.