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2013 Porsche Cayenne

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Engine Engine 3.6LV-6
MPG MPG 15 City / 22 Hwy
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2013 Cayenne Overview

Driving Emotion Triumphs Over Brute Horsepower Porsche has delivered more than 430,000 Cayenne sport utility vehicles since its introduction in 2003, which isn't bad for a company that only offered one model, the 911, less than two decades ago. The Cayenne has been such a success because it retains the automaker's basic DNA; all of its countless variants have been inherently enjoyable to drive. Yet the German automaker has just raised our brows by claiming that its new Cayenne GTS is the "sportiest SUV on the market." Whoa, wait a second. That proclamation seems as if it will cause more than a slight disturbance in Porsche's small universe. How can a naturally-aspirated 420-horsepower sport utility vehicle be more engaging to drive than its more powerful and quicker sibling, the 500-horsepower Cayenne Turbo? Challenged to sort things out, we took a long flight to Klagenfurt, Austria, to put the all-new 2013 Cayenne GTS through its paces. Porsche's all-new second-generation Cayenne model debuted for the 2011 model year. Wisely, the company used the redesign as an opportunity to shed nearly 400 pounds of fat off its portly (A.K.A. overengineered) SUV. As we mentioned in our First Drive of the new Cayenne Turbo, weight was axed from the chassis when many steel components were replaced with lightweight aluminum, but even more was lost when the Cayenne received a new electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system. The all-new Cayenne GTS is the sixth model in the Cayenne lineup. A slew of Cayenne models rolled out in quick succession. Porsche followed the Cayenne Turbo (bi-turbo 4.8-liter V8 rated at 500 horsepower) with the Cayenne S (naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 rated at 400 hp), Cayenne (naturally aspirated 3.6-liter VR6 with 300 hp), Cayenne S Hybrid (380-hp gasoline-electric) and, most recently, the Cayenne Diesel (245-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter). The all-new Cayenne GTS is the sixth model in the Cayenne lineup, and don't think for one moment that Stuttgart is resting – if Porsche follows its predictable behavior, a Cayenne Turbo S is lurking in the wings. While we all know the Cayenne is a sport utility vehicle, automotive enthusiasts have embraced the performance-tuned GTS as a well-handling oversized sedan (Porsche sold 15,766 first-generation Cayenne GTS models). Slotted just below the Cayenne Turbo in the range's hierarchy, the all-new GTS is based on the eight-cylinder Cayenne S model. As expected, the new model has been enhanced with a slew of performance upgrades, additional standard equipment and a unique look both inside and out that more than justifies its price premium. The Cayenne S starts at $66,825 while the Cayenne GTS arrives at $83,025 (all prices include Porsche's $975 destination charge). The exterior of the GTS is differentiated by numerous cosmetic enhancements, which include the Cayenne Turbo's front façade with larger and more aggressive intakes (the intercooler openings are plugged to retain a drag coefficient of .37), darkened headlight buckets with the Turbo's signature four-LED daytime running lights, side skirts and windows framed in black high-gloss paint. The rear of the GTS …
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2013 Cayenne Overview

Driving Emotion Triumphs Over Brute Horsepower Porsche has delivered more than 430,000 Cayenne sport utility vehicles since its introduction in 2003, which isn't bad for a company that only offered one model, the 911, less than two decades ago. The Cayenne has been such a success because it retains the automaker's basic DNA; all of its countless variants have been inherently enjoyable to drive. Yet the German automaker has just raised our brows by claiming that its new Cayenne GTS is the "sportiest SUV on the market." Whoa, wait a second. That proclamation seems as if it will cause more than a slight disturbance in Porsche's small universe. How can a naturally-aspirated 420-horsepower sport utility vehicle be more engaging to drive than its more powerful and quicker sibling, the 500-horsepower Cayenne Turbo? Challenged to sort things out, we took a long flight to Klagenfurt, Austria, to put the all-new 2013 Cayenne GTS through its paces. Porsche's all-new second-generation Cayenne model debuted for the 2011 model year. Wisely, the company used the redesign as an opportunity to shed nearly 400 pounds of fat off its portly (A.K.A. overengineered) SUV. As we mentioned in our First Drive of the new Cayenne Turbo, weight was axed from the chassis when many steel components were replaced with lightweight aluminum, but even more was lost when the Cayenne received a new electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system. The all-new Cayenne GTS is the sixth model in the Cayenne lineup. A slew of Cayenne models rolled out in quick succession. Porsche followed the Cayenne Turbo (bi-turbo 4.8-liter V8 rated at 500 horsepower) with the Cayenne S (naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 rated at 400 hp), Cayenne (naturally aspirated 3.6-liter VR6 with 300 hp), Cayenne S Hybrid (380-hp gasoline-electric) and, most recently, the Cayenne Diesel (245-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter). The all-new Cayenne GTS is the sixth model in the Cayenne lineup, and don't think for one moment that Stuttgart is resting – if Porsche follows its predictable behavior, a Cayenne Turbo S is lurking in the wings. While we all know the Cayenne is a sport utility vehicle, automotive enthusiasts have embraced the performance-tuned GTS as a well-handling oversized sedan (Porsche sold 15,766 first-generation Cayenne GTS models). Slotted just below the Cayenne Turbo in the range's hierarchy, the all-new GTS is based on the eight-cylinder Cayenne S model. As expected, the new model has been enhanced with a slew of performance upgrades, additional standard equipment and a unique look both inside and out that more than justifies its price premium. The Cayenne S starts at $66,825 while the Cayenne GTS arrives at $83,025 (all prices include Porsche's $975 destination charge). The exterior of the GTS is differentiated by numerous cosmetic enhancements, which include the Cayenne Turbo's front façade with larger and more aggressive intakes (the intercooler openings are plugged to retain a drag coefficient of .37), darkened headlight buckets with the Turbo's signature four-LED daytime running lights, side skirts and windows framed in black high-gloss paint. The rear of the GTS …Hide Full Review