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When Porsche offered a number of journalists the chance to drive the third generation Porsche Cayenne on the Greek island of Crete, the results were overwhelmingly positive. Journalists took advantage of the winding and mountainous roads to put the new Cayenne through its paces, utilizing all the power and performance only Porsche can offer in an SUV. “It was the original Cayenne Turbo of 2003 that dumbfounded all who drove it,” wrote one British media outlet. “German engineering thoroughness to the task of making a two-ton SUV go, stop and handle in a manner that would put the frighteners on a contemporary hot hatch.”

Another outlet says that the Cayenne is the sports car for people who have families. “Porsche describes the new Cayenne as its ‘sports car for five,’ and corny as it sounds, it’s alarmingly accurate. While the Cayenne has always offered enormous performance, the new car possesses a more attractive and modern interior, significantly improved refinement and even more agility on the road.” The good news for buyers is that you don’t have to be a journalist or go to Crete to drive the new Cayenne. A wide selection of the ‘sports car for five’ is ready and waiting for your inspection at Porsche of Tucson.

Redesigned Cayenne Sportier Than Ever

If you’re going to be part of the Porsche lineup, you need to be attractive, powerful and handle well under all situations. The new Porsche Cayenne checks all boxes, with three different models delivering up to 550 horsepower with exceptional driving dynamics and driver assistance features that will help keep you out of trouble. All the engine choices are integrated with a new 8-speed transmission that seamlessly shifts through the gears, providing the most pickup and efficiency from each power range. There are a number of new technologies available on the 2018 Cayenne, including 4D chassis control, three-chamber air suspension and rear axle steering to help the Cayenne not only power through corners as if it were riding on rails, but also provide a smooth ride you’d expect from a premium SUV.

Sport Chrono Package Brings it Closer to Sports Car Status

Porsche has made the Sport Chrono Package available for the first time in the 2018 Cayenne. This allows you to select Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual modes, depending on the driving condition and your mood for the day. All the modes make the Cayenne respond differently, with the Sport Plus mode activating a performance start function that will give you your best jump from a standing start. See all the new technology and take a drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson. You’ll see why all those journalists fell in love with the new Cayenne on a day not long ago in Crete.

Porsche made a big splash at the recent Frankfurt International Motor Show, unveiling the 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. The latest incarnation of the popular Cayenne has once again set the mark for performance in the SUV market, going from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds with a top track speed of 177 mph. Powered by a 4.0L V8 that produces 550 horsepower and a smile-raising 567 pound-feet of torque, the new Cayenne promises to raise the bar on fun. You can order your new Cayenne this winter at Porsche of Tucson and expect delivery in the fall of 2018.

Lightweight Chassis Boosts Performance

The new Porsche Cayenne Turbo features a lightweight chassis that combines air suspension with the Porsche Active Suspension Management system to give tighter handling and less body roll than ever before. Using the new three-chamber air suspension system helps the chassis to map a greater range of spring tension than previous models, improving both the comfort of the ride and the handling. You can choose from six different ride heights and five different terrain settings for the ultimate in control and clearance. Choose the default setting for the highway, and then adjust for rock, sand, mud or gravel as needed when you take your Cayenne on the trail. Optional rear-axle steering improves the control even more. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control helps keep your Cayenne stable, while vector control adjusts the power to the wheels slightly to storm through those pinpoint curves.

Adaptive Spoiler Increases Efficiency

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo comes with an adaptive spoiler on the roof to increase efficiency while adding to the downward force on the rear axle. Used as an airbrake, the spoiler can also help you to stop quickly in the case of an emergency. The use of the spoiler decreases the length to come to a complete stop by almost seven feet from previous models when traveling at 155 mph. A new high-performance braking system comes standard on the Turbo, delivering a tungsten carbide coated layer applied to the cast-iron disc brakes to increase stopping power and cut down on brake dust.

More Horsepower Equals More Fun

The new V8 delivers 30 more horsepower than the current Cayenne Turbo model. Paired with the Porsce Traction Management system and a new 8-speed automatic transmission, that means greater acceleration, cruising comfort and ultimately, fun. Porsche has integrated the turbo chargers into a central layout, reducing the exhaust paths and improving responsiveness as you step on the accelerator. Stop in soon at Porsche of Tucson to see about putting your order in for the new Cayenne Turbo.

Use your voice or the intuitive touchscreen to call up vehicle information, perform functions and access the Internet with the all new 12.3-inch HD Porsche Communication Management System. Now available in the new Panamera and Cayenne, the PCM offers real-time traffic information through the navigation system. As part of the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, the PCM complements the digital gauges in the driver’s line of sight. With a central tachometer detailing the RPMs, two high-definition displays act as bookends to relay all vital driving data. You control all the data with an easy-to-use array of buttons on the steering wheel. See the new Advanced Cockpit and try out all the functions when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Now Available in Cayenne

If you’re looking for sophistication and technology in a full-size SUV, you can’t go wrong with the Porsche Cayenne. The Advanced Cockpit offers owners of this sporty people-hauler a new level of customization with all the information they need just a finger touch away. Adjust the main menu and start screen to fit your needs and then store all that info into a profile you can easily call up. You can also program the lights and all the safety assistance systems to meet your desires.

Comes With LTE Wi-Fi

The new Porsche Cayenne also comes with an integrated LTE sim card that connects you to the Internet anywhere there is cell phone service. You can program many important vehicle functions via your smart phone, including an engine heater. If you like to drive your Cayenne off-road, the Offroad Precision App lets you record important trail information in amazing detail, helping you to improve your driving skills.

New Cayenne Offers Enhanced Style

Both the exterior and interior of the new Cayenne are both unmistakably Porsche. Along with the new Advanced Cockpit offering more technology than ever before, the exterior style looks more like a Porsche than ever, with enlarged air intakes, horizontal light edges and an increased exterior length. The roof height has been reduced just a bit to give a more streamlined impression, while the luggage area has increased significantly, allowing you more room to haul your stuff without sacrificing any space for passengers. New LED headlights offer superior illumination while offering a high beam function that does not affect oncoming traffic. See the new virtual cockpit and all the things that make the Cayenne the choice for drivers who like to drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

Whether you choose a base model with a top speed of 142 mph, the GTS that pumps out 440 horsepower, or the ultimate Turbo S that shoots from 0 to 60 mph in a rocket-like 3.8 seconds, the Porsche Cayenne is sure to satisfy the driving enthusiast who needs a larger vehicle. The Porsche Cayenne, available now for a test drive at Porsche of Tucson, is the answer for people who hate to give up their sports car but need the extra room for kids, dogs and sporting equipment.

Cayenne Offers AWD Sophistication

Even the base Cayenne comes with Porsche’s all-wheel drive (AWD) system that delivers complete control in even the toughest driving circumstances. Starting at just a tick more than $60,000, The Cayenne comes with a 3.6L V6 engine that’s paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. Equipped with a start/stop function, the Cayenne engine will automatically shut off when you’re at a stop light, only to seamlessly start up again when you step on the gas. This superbly athletic vehicle is at home whether you’re cruising down the freeway or challenging a lonesome mountain road. A Sport driving mode button increases the performance and handling when you want to sow some wild oats.

Cayenne S Delivers More Power

Choose the Porsche Cayenne S and you get the same basic engine, but it’s fine tuned to deliver 420 horsepower for a top track speed of 161 mph. Also with AWD, the Cayenne S includes air suspension with the Porsche Active Suspension Management System, a self-leveling feature that allows you to control the ride height. Six-piston fixed caliper brakes on the front and four-piston brakes on the rear provide supreme stopping power. The Porsche GTS adds a bit more horsepower for a faster 0 to 60 mph time, but for the most powerful Cayenne you need to pick the 570-horsepower Cayenne Turbo S. Priced at a healthy $161,600, this Cayenne model is for the driver who really wants to test the limits of their ability. With a 3.8 second time going from 0 to 60, the Cayenne Turbo S boasts a 4.8L V8 engine with the quick response of a typical sports car.

Go Eco-friendly with Cayenne S E-Hybrid

For those who want the sophistication and driving experience of a Porsche without the need for break-neck speed, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid delivers an environmentally-friendly solution with still plenty of pop. The combination of gas and electric motors still produces 416 horsepower, enough to go from 0-60 in a smile inducing 5.4 seconds. With an estimated fuel consumption of 47 MPGe, this model proves you can still get your kicks while saving the planet. See all the Cayenne models and pick the one that’s right for you when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Giving up performance for the sake of efficiency is just not an option when it comes to the Porsche brand. That’s why the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the epitome of both agility and fuel economy. With a 3.0L V6 forced-induction engine teaming up with an electric motor, the Porsche Cayenne S S-Hybrid delivers a maximum of 416 horsepower and back-cracking 435 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to put a smile on the face of even the most demanding driver as you pass big trucks and plenty of gas stations. Feel the performance of the Cayenne SUV when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Smart Accelerator Kicks In Extra Oomph

The Porsche engineers are so smart they designed an accelerator system that signals the Cayenne S E-Hybrid when you need a little extra power from the gas engine. While the electric engine provides plenty of power to keep up to highway speeds at coasting mode, when it comes time to get busy, just depress the accelerator past a certain point and the powerful gas engine comes to life, pinning you back in your seat where you can enjoy watching the scenery flash by. The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, making your day special whether you’re out on a lonesome country road or taking the kids to soccer practice.

Comfort is Not Forgotten

Is the Cayenne S E-Hybrid powerful and efficient? Yes it is, but that doesn’t mean the designers forgot about making this premium SUV comfortable. Eight-way power seats adjust fore and aft, up and down and at different angles to make the long drives less taxing. Choose the adaptive sport seats with the comfort memory package and you get 18-way power adjustment that stores your preferences in memory for those rare times you let others drive your Cayenne. Optional ventilation and unique folding rear seats provide both comfort and flexibility to haul everything from groceries to skis and toboggans.

Plenty of Features in Both Trim Levels

Whether you choose the base S model or the upscale Platinum edition of the the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, you get plenty of technology and features that only a Porsche can offer. When you visit Porsche of Tucson for your test drive, make sure you ask about how the Porsche Traction Management system of the all-wheel drive works together with Porsche Active Suspension Management to deliver the most control. Take special note of the Porsche Communication Management system, which includes a special navigation module and Porsche Connect Plus, making sure you stay in touch with the outside world wherever your travels may lead.

No Need to Sacrifice Driving Performance

It used to be that driving enthusiasts would have to sacrifice a guilty pleasure for the sake of the family. As one child came along, then two, then the requisite dog and soccer equipment, the two-seater had to give way to the minivan for the sake of the practicality. With the introduction of the Porsche Cayenne SUV several years ago, that’s no longer the case. The Cayenne is a sports car in an SUV body, with the same performance and handling that Porsche lovers have come to expect over the years. The Cayenne is perfect for the short sprint to school on a Wednesday morning or a run through the central Arizona mountains on the weekend. Its design exudes sophistication and athleticism while providing the sensible features family have come to depend upon. If you’re one of those drivers who is holding onto the last vestiges of youth while sacrificing the needs of a family, head over to Porsche of Tucson today and see just how much fun you can have behind the wheel of a Cayenne.

Cayenne Roots Grown in Auto Racing

Like every other Porsche, the roots of the Cayenne are well-developed on the tracks of the European racing circuit. That’s where the Porsche engineers and designers learned to integrate the car and driver as one unit, responding seamlessly to each other’s ebbs and flows. The interior of the Cayenne is a good place to start exploring, as it is literally built around the driver, with controls ergonomically placed within easy reach. The center console rises to put all the most important controls just a short reach away, while the new multifunction steering wheel puts many features at your fingertips. Along with being smartly laid out, the Porsche interior is extremely comfortable for both the driver and passengers. It’s style and purpose enhance the impression that this is one sophisticated driving machine.

Gentlemen, and Women, Start Your Race Car

Whether you choose the base Cayenne, S model, S e-hybrid, GTS or Turbo, the Porsche Cayenne offers everyone something to love with a wide range of features. The base Cayenne comes with a powerful V6 that delivers 300 horsepower and a top track speed of 142 mph. While that is plenty for most folks, step up to the S or GTS and you get 420 and 440 horsepower, respectively and the top speed surpasses 160 mph. The Cayenne Turbo S is the most powerful Cayenne, delivering 570 horsepower, a top speed of 176 mph and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. The Porsche Cayenne S E-hybrid is the newest kid on the SUV block, still providing 416 horsepower through the use of a combination of gas and electric engines. This all-wheel drive sports machine also boasts something no other Cayenne can match, an equivalent of 47 mpg combined. Explore the entire Cayenne inventory and see how much fun you can have in an SUV when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche Cayenne Platinum

Distinctive Sporty Appearance Sets Model Apart

When it comes to creating a sporty appearance in an SUV, the Porsche Cayenne has years of practice. The hottest SUV on the market is getting hotter as Porsche delivers the limited edition Platinum level Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid to dealerships like Porsche of Tucson. From the 20-inch Spyder wheels to the leather-dominant interior, the Platinum Cayenne models scream sport, sophistication and luxury. Whenever you enter the cockpit, Porsche will be the first thing on your mind as your head rests against the embroidered company logo. Lest you forget you have the top-of-the-line trim level, illuminated doorsills display Platinum Edition.

Platinum Loaded With Standard Equipment

You don’t have to think too hard about adding options to the Platinum Edition Cayenne, as it comes loaded with standard equipment such as Bi-Xenon headlights, the Porsche Dynamic Light System and Power Steering Plus. Park Assist provides an audible beep in both the front and the back to let you know you’re closing in on an object. Mirrors are coated with anti-glare material, while the rear windows are tinted extra dark for a feeling of luxury and privacy. The Platinum Edition comes in either white or black, but you can opt for Jet Black, Mahogany, Rhodium Silver metallic, Purpurite and Carrara White.

The Porsche Communication Management system is included, delivering navigation, hands-free communication and a killer Bose surround sound stereo system. Choose the E-Hybrid model and you also get a cabin conditioner that lets you pre-program the use of the heater or air conditioner to get the interior to just the right temperature for your drive.

As Expected, Cayenne Comes Prepared to Party

The Porsche Cayenne is about as far as you can get from a boring old SUV. With a top track speed of 142 mph, the gas model still delivers 24 mpg on the highway. The S E-Hybrid is even more powerful, combining a gas and electric motor to zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 151 mph. Porsche is also offering a diesel-powered Platinum model, which achieves up to 29 mpg. Underneath all the sophistication and luxury is the handling and suspension you come to expect from a Porsche. Although the Cayenne is built to haul cargo and people, there is virtually no body roll or drift as you aggressively attack corners. Experience the new Platinum Edition for yourself with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.


The 2015 Porsche Cayenne lineup at Porsche of Tucson, includes a diesel-powered model and a plug-in hybrid. The 5-passenger, midsize SUV comes in four trims: Diesel, S, S E-Hybrid and Turbo.

The sporty, new Porsche Cayenne is provided with considerable improvements. The Cayenne S model currently provides a turbocharged V6 instead of a V8. In addition, the plug-in S E-Hybrid replaces the previous year’s S Hybrid. The Turbo also receives 20 extra horsepower, along with the identical torsional power rating as the previous Turbo S. The suspension configuration has been refined to enhance ride and handling. Also, the offered air suspension currently comes with a retractable load sill in the cargo space. A surround-view parking video camera is currently available, as well as ventilated back seats. Updated external styling, active grille shutters and extra standard functions (with a commensurate increased base cost) complete the vehicle’s improvements. Be aware that the base, Turbo S and GTS trim levels are not available this model year. However they will be back for the 2016 model year.

Even though the fuel-efficient diesel engines are still available, the Cayenne S is taking the next step in both performance and fuel economy with the introduction of the new S E-Hybrid. The S E-Hybrid is the first plug-in hybrid in this segment. Drivers can expect 14 miles of an all-electric drive. While that isn’t a long distance, it is great for short trips. A larger battery pack provides additional energy to supplement the gas engine. The acceleration of the S E-Hybrid is very similar to the Cayenne S, but the fuel economy has been drastically improved.

There have been many updates to the exterior of the new Cayenne, including a new fascia at the front and rear, redesigned LED taillights and new LED headlights. The one sticking point for the Cayenne is the lack of cargo space for a vehicle of this size.

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne’s all have an 8-speed automatic transmission and two versions of AWD. The AWD for the Diesel and S E-Hybrid have a single-mode system with a self-locking center differential. The S and Turbo have active systems that include two extra off-road settings and a locking differential at the rear.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid comes with a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that combines with the electric motor to output 416 horsepower and 435 pound foot of torque. The vehicle will do an impressive 0 to 60 mph dash in 5.4 seconds. In terms of fuel economy, the E-Hybrid gives an estimated 21 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and a combined 22 mpg.

The S E-Hybrid doesn’t lose any power or performance to the S model, but drivers have the option of electric-only driving for short trips.


Turbo S Beats GTS for Raw Power

If pure power is an addiction that lies deep within your soul, then nothing other than the 570 horses the Turbo S has hidden under its bonnet will be enough to satisfy your cravings. Stomp on the accelerator and let the ponies run as you develop a spine-crunching 590 foot pounds of torque on the way to reaching 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. However, if taking a little under 5 seconds to reach 60 mph is quick enough and you’d like to have an additional $60,000 to spend on such things as your kid’s soccer uniforms or perhaps a base Cayenne as your second vehicle, then the 440 horses generated by the GTS’s 3.6-liter engine are probably adequate for your needs. Test drive both versions of the Porsche Cayenne and decide for yourself at Porsche of Tucson.

GTS Lighter, More Nimble than Turbo S

Weighing in at 275 fewer pounds than its sister vehicle, the GTS takes a lighter touch to maneuver around a closed circuit. Both vehicles have stability and traction control, but critics think the GTS model is a bit looser, making for a more enjoyable driving experience for owners who don’t spend a lot of time on the track. Both SUVs come with the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Air springs are standard on the Turbo S, but optional on the GTS.

Both Models Have all the Bells and Whistles

With a price tag starting at just under $100K for the GTS and a bit south of $160K for the Turbo S, you’d expect to have all the creature comforts the engineers at Porsche could imagine. Neither vehicle will disappoint in this regard. Although the Turbo S has a bit more pizzazz with the Porsche Crest and Turbo S badging emblazoned on the seats and the door sill guards, both vehicles have state-of-the-art entertainment and navigation systems along with a driver’s cockpit that looks more at home in a space shuttle. A multi-function steering wheel provides controls for everything within the reach of a finger. Paddle shifters let you flip through the automatic gears for fun or just to show off to your passengers. The interiors of both vehicles are so beautiful and functional it’s best if you just check them out for yourself at the Porsche of Tucson showroom.

Cayenne has Seven Models to From Which to Choose

If the GTS and Turbo S are a bit pricier than you’d like, the base Porsche Cayenne starts below $60,000, making it competitive with many U.S. brands that don’t feature the Porsche name and heritage. Other models include the Diesel ($62,000), Cayenne S ($74,000), E-Hybrid ($76,000) and plain Turbo ($114,000).

orsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

The Cayenne was Porsche’s first SUV so it makes sense that the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV. This model makes three plug-in hybrid models in the Porsche stable, the most of any international car manufacturer. Joining the 918 Spyder super sport and the Panamera S E-Hybrid, the Cayenne plug-in sets the Porsche brand clearly apart from the completion in the race toward environmentally conscious power. In Arizona, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be available from Porsche of Tucson.

Drivers universally report being thrilled with the new model’s feel and performance. Powered by a combination of a supercharged 3.0 litre V6 with 333 horsepower, a 95 horsepower synchronous electric motor, and a Tiptronic eight-speed automatic transmission, the all-wheel drive vehicle can be powered with electricity, combustion or a combination of both. The secret to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s improved performance over the similarly-powered Panamera S E-Hybrid is Cayenne’s 10.8-kWh lithium-ion battery, providing up to 22 miles of pure electric power at speeds up to 78 mph. Panamera’s battery clocks in at only 9.4-kWh.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid defaults to electric power as long as it has charge, after which is reverts to hybrid mode. With a standard voltage charging hookup, full charge takes almost four hours, although that can be reduced to a mere 90 minutes with a high-voltage feed. With a curb weight of about 5200 pounds, it can do zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and tops out at 151 mph when both the engine and electric motor are actualized. Under gas power, the EPA rates the Cayenne S E-Hybrid at 21 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Thus far, car reviewers and enthusiasts love the 2014 Cayenne S E-Hybrid, introduced to the media with a drive through Frankfurt and the surrounding countryside, touring cities, villages, country roads and motorways free of speed limits. Its braking is praised for being less like a hybrid and more like a traditional performance vehicle. Despite its efficiency, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid suffers no compromises in performance.

Physically, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is reported to virtually indistinguishable from the non-electric models, sporting the new bumpers, suspension and steering that marked the models’ recent upgrade. Likewise with the interior amenities, other than the addition of two additional console-mounted buttons, “E-Power” and “E-Charge.” The former actuates the electric motor and the latter switches to combustion, allowing the driver to conserve electrical charge for specific purpose.

Until the 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid arrives stateside, American drivers will be content to enjoy the full contingent of Porsche Cayenne models, including the base model, the Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne GTS and the Cayenne S.

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid