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major upgrades inside the Porsche Cayenne are a power-operated tailgate and the addition of a rear-seat DVD entertainment system
Pure luxury with every amenity needed
The Detroit News
Mundane but still useful options are a trailer hitch and a cargo-area management system
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The 2008 Porsche Cayenne comes with a lengthy options list that, befitting the Porsche badge on the front, includes many pricey additions for the Porsche Cayenne. However, even those who choose not to add anything to the standard features on their Porsche Cayenne should be pleased with the impressive included features.
The standard features on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne vary slightly across the trim levels, but Edmunds finds that all Porsche 2008 Cayennes include "automatic climate control, a 12-speaker CD audio system, foglamps, full power accessories," and "leather seating, a trip computer and a power liftgate." ConsumerGuide adds that the Porsche Cayenne GTS includes a "power tilt/telescopic steering wheel" as a standard feature, while the Porsche 2008 Cayenne Turbo also picks up a "navigation system, heated steering wheel, leather upholster, heated front and rear seats," and a "Bose sound system."
While the standard features are generally well received in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, ForbesAutos raises a few complaints, most notably that "the steering-wheel stereo controls still 'seek' up and down through radio stations rather than scrolling through presets," and "the heated steering wheel is connected directly to the heated seat control," which "doesn't let you crank the heat on the wheel when only your fingers are cold while keeping the seat temperature less toasty." They acknowledge "these sound like minor quibbles, but on a vehicle this expensive, everything should be thoroughly thought out."
Aside from the standard features on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne, a long list of options is available for those looking to add a personalized touch to their Cayenne Porsche. For those buying a non-Turbo Porsche Cayenne, Edmunds writes that "many of the Turbo's features are available as options on the lesser trims," while "other options highlights include various wheels" and "a large four-section panoramic moonroof." ConsumerGuide also says that a "DVD entertainment system" and "extended navigation system," which "includes off-road navigation and reverse-route guide," are available on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne. Also making the options list on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne are "full leather upholstery," "satellite radio," and a "6-disc CD changer," according to ConsumerGuide.
Desirable, but pricey, options abound on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne.