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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
pure luxury with every amenity needed
The Detroit News
mundane but still useful options are a trailer hitch and a cargo-area management system
Kelley Blue Book
There’s no shortage of features and options available on the 2010 Cayenne, but be careful: their cost adds up quickly. The interior can be upgraded with many types of leather seats, ranging in cost from $1,290 to $6,110. The power moonroof runs $1,190, while a Panoramic Roof System will cost $3,900. Wood trim packages can cost as much as $3,195, and the navigation will set you back $3,300. A 410-watt, 5.1-channel 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound audio system costs $1,690. Dynamic Curve Lights, which help illuminate into corners, are standard on the Turbo and optional on lower models.
Edmunds points out that the Cayenne is divided into trim levels that are “essentially defined by the powertrain fitted to each.” Accordingly even the base model has a fairly high level of standard equipment, though opting for the higher-end GTS and Turbo models opens the door even more features. For instance, the Cayenne GTS gets a standard power tilt/telescopic steering wheel and the 2010 Cayenne Turbo also adds navigation, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and a high-end Bose sound system standard.
For those buying a non-Turbo Porsche Cayenne, Edmunds writesnotes 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." Last year the Cayenne got an optional brake upgrade to Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, and that’s present for 2010 as well.
Detroit News finds no features missing when the Cayenne is well optioned, calling it “[p]ure luxury with every amenity needed.” USB and iPod capability were added last year and carry forward, while the XM Satellite Radio, navigation and Bluetooth upgrades do too.
Opt for one of the two special-edition models available this year--the GTS Porsche Design Edition 3 or the Transsyberia S--and you’ll get even more standard equipment. The Porsche Design Edition 3 comes with all of what you get with the regular GTS and adds a custom interior plus a Porsche Design watch for the owner and a four-piece fitted luggage set. The Transsyberia S, limited to just 1,000 units worldwide, offers unique off-road roof lights, plus an available upgrade to a rugged off-road package with a lockable rear differential, enhanced fuel tank protection and more.
The 2010 Porsche Cayenne offers an abundance of excellent features, but they can add up to a hefty final price.