This Cayenne GTS is truly unique and a dream to drive. When Porsche originally came out with the Cayenne, I thought "that's crazy." Who would want a roomier sports car? I had no idea that the Cayenne would be the very early start of mid-size SUVs. They’ve had a long time to perfect it! There are only 2 models of the Cayenne that feature a beefier engine:
Base (3.6L V6 300hp)
Platinum Edition (3.6L V6 300hp)
Diesel (3.0L V6 240hp)
Diesel Platinum Edition (3.0L V6 240hp)
S (4.8L V8 400hp)
S Hybrid (3.0L V6 380hp)
GTS (4.8L V8 420hp)
Turbo (4.8L V8 500hp)
Turbo S (4.8L V8 550hp)
From my experience the S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S models are hard to find as they all feature the V8 engine. Putting a V8 in this light-bodied car gives you incredible performance!
From Edmunds: "the 2014 Porsche Cayenne is more engaging and enjoyable to drive than just about any other SUV on the planet, and it has some of the richest cabin furnishings."
The engine purrs as you'd expect from a Porsche, and roars when you accelerate delivering 420 horsepower, going from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. The car has a 4.8L V8 under the hood. It allows you to raise the car to truck-height, lower to feel more like a sports car, or sit in between. The handling is superb and so much fun. It has adaptive headlights that follow the steering wheel.
The interior is sporty and LOADED. You can adjust the two front seats EIGHTEEN different ways and heat or cool the seats. It comes with a panoramic sun-roof with a fabric interior shade. Four zone climate control. Navigation, blind-side and lane departure warnings and many more.
Driving the Cayenne has a true cockpit feel with 50+ buttons at your finger tips.
Here's a consumer review from Edmund's site that I found to reflect my experience very well:
"I've owned a few luxury SUV's but I have always felt they were lacking in one area or another. Be it reliability or overall features and style. I can't complain with the Porsche. What I consider flaws or poor design are so insignificant overall that I can't be bothered writing about it. This is a magnificent machine with incredible pedigree and quality. If you are on the fence about purchasing one just simply walk into the dealership and open and close the door. You will instantly feel how well built this vehicle is. The performance is great and the comfort of the seats is beyond anything I have ever owned. If you can stretch the budget to afford one then you are in for a real treat!" - www.edmunds.com/porsche/cayenne/2014/
Come take this car for a spin - you will not be disappointed!