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2008 Porsche Cayenne

2008 Acura MDX

  2008 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic 2008 Acura MDX 4WD 4-door Sport/Entertainment Pkg Front Exterior View
Invoice $38,797 $36,530
11/20 15/20
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Bottom Line The Cayenne isn’t as well-rounded of a package as some of its rivals, but the Porsche name has a lot of draw on its own. Read Full Review The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality. Read Full Review
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  • Turbo model has lusty acceleration and high-speed stability
  • Handles better than any other 5,000-pound SUV
  • Firm, supportive front seats


  • Surprisingly inefficient interior design
  • V-6 model is still just adequate off the line
  • Fuel economy for V-8 models


  • Strong acceleration, even with a full load
  • Sporty handling without a sacrifice in ride
  • Attractive styling inside and out
  • Upper-echelon safety lends peace of mind


  • Rearward visibility is obscured by the back pillar
  • Instrument panel layout is overly complex
  • Lacks high-tech options such as adaptive headlamps or laser cruise control
  • Pricier premium fuel is recommended
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