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2011 Porsche Cayenne Safety

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The 2011 Porsche Cayenne hasn't been tested by either the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)—and due to its relatively low sales volume, in the scope of the entire auto market, it likely won't be tested.

In addition to the performance-oriented systems that make it a more responsive, capable handling vehicle compared to most other SUVs, as well as a competitive, full roster of airbags, Porsche offers several high-tech safety systems, including a dynamic light system, Lane Change Assistant, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Though we can't be completely sure the Cayenne provides class-leading occupant protection, for accident avoidance this quick, stable handler, assisted by a host of extra tech features, is tough to beat.

Also, for slick surfaces or when off-roading, the Cayenne includes a traction management system that will control speed downhill; you can even set a speed with a simple tap of the brake pedal.

Factor in the excellent poise and handling response of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne, and it has excellent accident avoidance abilities for a vehicle of its size and mass.

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