Compare 2009 INFINITI QX56 vs 2009 Porsche Cayenne

2009 INFINITI QX56
2009 Porsche Cayenne
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RWD 4-Door
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AWD 4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $37,910 $44,600
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,460 $47,600
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,490 $59,400
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 11 17 $60,265 $70,900
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 13 18 $62,815 $73,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $83,045 $97,700
AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $105,060 $123,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,806
$37,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,050
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$918 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
35.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
188.7 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
63.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
60.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 58.5
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.54
Length, Overall (in)
206.9 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
77.8 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
123.2 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.8 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
97.1 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
56.7 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.02 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 1.2 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
28.0 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.8 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P275/60R20 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/60R20 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P275/60R20 P235/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5705 4762
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
393 @ 3400 273 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.6L/339 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.0
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti QX56 Porsche Cayenne
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
22.2 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
23 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 6

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