2005 Porsche Cayenne Review

Consumer Reviews
2017
The Car Connection
2017
The Car Connection

The Car Connection Expert Review

Porsche's first-ever truck (heck, it's even their first four-door vehicle) shares platforms and certain systems with the Volkswagen Touareg, and is about as sporty an SUV as they come. The base Cayenne S includes a 340-horsepower, 4.5-liter V-8, while a 247-horsepower 3.2-liter V-6 was added to the model mix during 2004. For the current model year, the six-cylinder model will be available with a six-speed-manual transmission. For those who are able to indulge themselves for the sake of speed, the top Turbo version comes fitted with a Porsche-designed twin-turbocharged V-8 that generates a stout 450 horsepower, though this version is priced beyond reason. Porsche's Drive-Off Assistant system, newly available on manual-transmission versions, helps the driver start off on steep grades without having to finesse the gas and clutch pedals. Also new for 2005 is power-closing rear tailgate. Permanent four-wheel drive with an inter-axle differential lock and additional low-range gearing come standard, as does Porsche's Stability Management System.

Preview: 2004 Porsche Cayenne V-6 by Ian Norris (12/1/2003)
It's not just a V-6, Porsche cautions.

 

More reviews at TheCarConnection.com

 

Get invoice and MSRP prices for this vehicle

 

Get a dealer quote for this vehicle

Continue Reading

The Car Connection Consumer Review

Rate and Review your car for The Car Connection! Tell us your own ratings for a vehicle you own. Rate your car on Performance, Safety, Features and more.
Write a Review
February 10, 2017
2016 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-Door Diesel

Great styling, performance and handling as expected in a Porsche!

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
You must own one to truely appreciate all aspects of this beautifully crafted machine!
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
May 3, 2016
2016 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS

The best SUV in the world!!

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Power, handling,comfort and style are second to none. Handles like a sport car, power of a super car and beautiful to look at- interior and exterior!
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
August 9, 2015
2016 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS

It’s a very good car, the bad is in the options

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
It’s a very good car, the bad is in the options, when buying a new car you have to remember or go through all options to chose the good and the silly ones, as there are some options that some of the cheapest... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
September 10, 2015
2014 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition

excellent car!!!

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Small problems creaking hatch, oil consumption 1L / 10000km, the rest ok
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
September 9, 2015
2014 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-Door Diesel Platinum Edition

First impressions of the Cayenne after eight years driving variuos MB ML models, incl Diesel versions.

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
The Porsche is mostly very similar to drive than the ML. There are however several pertinent nuances that distinguishes the two from one another. · The ML has more storage spaces and things like remotes... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
April 19, 2015
For 2014 Porsche Cayenne

Cayenne is a quality SUV, but should come standard with more options for the money and competition.

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
I really like my Cayenne but my prior SUV, a GMC Acadia Denali, was much better equipped for about the same price. Yes, this is a well known issue with Porsche, but frustrating never the less. The performance... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
April 16, 2015
For 2014 Porsche Cayenne

Best SUV ever owned.

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
Bought the Cayenne after test driving the Mercedes GL550. Liked the 550 but the electronic gear shift concerned me a little. Thought it was too fragile. Decided on the Porsche. later on I met someone with a... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
April 13, 2015
For 2014 Porsche Cayenne

The diesel is great

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
The diesel is a great car. Plenty of power and great fuel mileage. All wheel drive is really excellent. I would strongly recommend it. Fit and finish is beautiful.
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
December 26, 2015
2012 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-Door S

Best vehicle we have ever owned....Ever!!

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
104,000 mile in 4 years. Drive to business calls with golf clubs in the back. 22 MPG on the road and incredible interior. Absolutely the best vehicle we have ever owner including my 2 911's.
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
May 23, 2015
2010 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Tiptronic

AWESOME Porsche Cayenne GTS

  • Overall Rating
  • Interior/Exterior
  • Performance
  • Comfort and Quality
  • Safety
  • Features
  • Fuel Economy / MPG
  • Reliability
This awesome SUV in almost every aspect has only 2 drawbacks . It is a gas guzzler , but the Performance more than makes up for it. The second drawback is that it requires high performance summer tires that... + More »
people found this helpful.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes
Looking for a different year of the Porsche Cayenne?
Read reviews & get prices
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
See More Used