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2017 Porsche Cayenne Overview

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With so many well-known vehicles in its lineup like the iconic 911 sports car, Panamera sedan, and Boxster convertible, it might come as a surprise that Porsche’s best-selling vehicle is actually the Cayenne midsize SUV. The 2017 Cayenne offers consumers the choice of six unique powertrains, each of which provides varying levels of performance and efficiency. In addition, the new Porsche Cayenne features exceptional handling abilities that make it a standout vehicle in the midsize SUV segment. Competitors includes the BMW X5, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, and Mercedes-Benz GLE.


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The Porsche Cayenne SUV has added two new trims and an updated infotainment system for the 2017 model year

2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

What’s New for the 2017 Porsche Cayenne?

Two new limited edition models have been added to the Cayenne lineup for the 2017 model year. These models are the Cayenne Platinum Edition and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition, which both add unique features such as high-gloss black exterior trim, 20-inch RS Spyder alloy wheels, and extended fender arches. Furthermore, a new version of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system now comes standard on every model, while the diesel engine is no longer available.

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The Porsche Cayenne SUV has added two new trims and an updated infotainment system for the 2017 model year

2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS

2017 Porsche Cayenne Exterior

By taking just one look at the muscular appearance and unique headlights featured in the curved hood of this SUV, you can tell it’s a Porsche vehicle before you’ve even seen its badge. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne comes standard with notable features such as LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and rear privacy glass, but Porsche allows customers to purchase much of its upgraded equipment typically found on higher-level trims as stand-alone options. For example, on the Cayenne alone, Porsche offers the choice of 12 unique wheel designs, as well as the option to upgrade to leather or suede upholstery. Exterior color options include Carmine Red, Sapphire Blue Metallic, and Carrara White Metallic.

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Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne

  • 18-inch Cayenne wheels, Single tube tailpipes,, Porsche logo and model designation on tailgate in chrome, Bi-Xenon™ headlights, LED taillights

Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

  • Bi-Xenon main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in satin platinum (exclusive to the Cayenne Platinum Edition model range), Automatically dimming mirrors, Exterior package in black (high-gloss)

Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S

  • Water-repellent front-side windows, Bi-Xenon™ headlights, 19-inch Cayenne S wheels, LED tail lights, Daytime driving lights with four LED spotlights in each headlight, Powerlift tailgate

Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

  • LED tail lights, Water-repellent front-side windows, Powerlift tailgate, Charging connection at the rear left to charge the high-voltage battery, 19-inch Cayenne S wheels (19 x 8.5), Daytime driving lights with four LED spotlights in each headlight, Bi-Xenon™ headlights

Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

  • Door sill guards with ‘Cayenne S’ logo illuminated in Acid Green, 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in satin platinum

Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS

  • GTS logo in black on front left and right doors, Tinted LED taillights, Powerlift tailgate, 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in Black, LED license plate lights, Double tube tailpipes in Black, Porsche logo and “Cayenne GTS” on tailgate in satin black

Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

  • 19-inch Cayenne Turbo wheels, LED tail lights, Powerlift tailgate, Water-repellent front-side windows, Automatic headlights

Exterior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

  • Daytime running lights with four LED spotlights in each headlight, LED license plate lights, Powerlift tailgate, Air intake grilles in high-gloss black, LED taillights, Twin dual tube sport tailpipes, 21-inch 911 Turbo Design wheels in Black, Roof spoiler in exterior color

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The Porsche Cayenne SUV has added two new trims and an updated infotainment system for the 2017 model year

2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS

2017 Porsche Cayenne Performance

Like most Porsches, there is no shortage of powertrain options for the Cayenne SUV. The base Cayenne comes equipped with a 300-horsepower V6 engine, but consumers who are willing to dish out a bit more cash for the Cayenne S will be rewarded with a turbocharged V6 motor that’s good for 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. However, for those buyers who are more concerned about their impact on the environment, there’s the Cayenne S E-Hybrid that utilizes both a gasoline-powered supercharged V6 engine along with an additional electric motor, which combine to create 416 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque. But, for the most power possible, the top-level 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S packs a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine rated 570 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That potent engine allows the Cayenne S to rocket from 0-to-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 176 mph.

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The Porsche Cayenne SUV has added two new trims and an updated infotainment system for the 2017 model year

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2017 Porsche Cayenne Efficiency

The efficiency of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne varies greatly depending on which trim the buyer decides upon. The entry-level Cayenne equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine provides EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Those efficiency ratings dip to 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway for both Cayenne Turbo models. However, for an excellent combination of power and efficiency, buyers should consider the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which can travel 14 miles using only electric power and offers EPA-estimated efficiency of 47 MPGe, while still providing a hybrid powertrain that delivers 416 horsepower.

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The Porsche Cayenne SUV has added two new trims and an updated infotainment system for the 2017 model year

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2017 Porsche Cayenne Interior

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne provides a spacious and well-appointed interior that can be customized as far as your checking account will allow. Standard equipment includes a 10-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, partial leather upholstery, and an updated version of the PCM 4.0 touchscreen infotainment system, which now features voice activation capabilities, as well as navigation technology. For those consumers hauling large amounts of cargo, there’s 23.6 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats, but that number grows to more than 60 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. Other notable equipment available with the new Porsche Cayenne includes heated front and rear seats, an electric moonroof, and a heated multifunction steering wheel.

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Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne

  • Climate control with separate temperature settings for driver and front passenger, as well as automatic air recirculation control including air quality sensor and separate air flow regulation for driver and passenger sides, ACMAX button and moisture sensor; Trim strips, silver-colored; Rear seat system with split-folding seat bench (40/20/40); Steering wheel with manual height and fore/aft adjustment; Comfort seats (front) with 8-way electrical adjustment of seat height, seat and backrest angle and fore/aft position, Instrument cluster with high-resolution 4.8-inch color display, service reminder indicator, outside temperature indicator and various alarms; Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with hard drive navigation module incl. USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth®

Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

  • Seat heating (front), 8-way electric sports seats with seat centres in Alcantara®, Multifunction sports steering wheel, Porsche Crest embossed on headrests, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with online navigation and Connect Plus module, BOSE® Surround Sound System

Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S

  • Gear selector and multifunction sport steering wheel with rim in smooth-finish leather, Pedals in stainless steel, Climate controlled glove compartment, Tinted privacy glass and grey windshield strip, Floor mats, Power seats (8-way) for driver and front passenger, Air conditioning system with integrated charcoal canister and pollen filter, Bluetooth® hands-free mobile phone connection; Five 12-volt outlets; Universal audio interface (Aux-In and USB); Analog displays for oil temperature, oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel level; Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with hard drive navigation module incl. USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth®; Remote central locking with anti-theft system including passenger compartment monitoring

Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

  • Climate controlled glove compartment; Gear selector and multifunction sport steering wheel with rim in smooth-finish leather; Air conditioning system with integrated charcoal canister and pollen filter; Power seats (8-way) for driver and front passenger; 4 plug sockets (12 V): in front below the glove compartment, in the front center console, in the center-console storage bin, at the side of luggage compartment, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with hard drive navigation module incl. USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth®; Five 12-volt outlets; Bluetooth® hands-free mobile phone connection; Instrument cluster with high-resolution 4.8 inch TFT color screen, gear indicator for Tiptronic S, service interval indicator, outside temp and various warning indicators plus energy mgmt. display

Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

  • Seat heating (front), Porsche Crest embossed on headrests, multifunction sports steering,8-way electric sports seats with seat centres in Alcantara®, Parking pre-climatisation, BOSE® Surround Sound System, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with online navigation and Connect Plus module

Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne GTS

  • Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors (driver and passenger sides); Multifunction sports steering wheel with shift paddles, steering wheel rim insmooth-finish leather; Door sill guards in stainless steel with “Cayenne GTS” lettering at front; Electric tilt/slide moonroof; 2 integrated cup holders each at front and rear; Pedals in stainless steel; GTS Sports seats (front) with 8-way electrical adjustment and Alcantara seat centers, Instrument cluster with high-resolution 4.8-inch color display, service reminder indicator, outside temperature indicator and various alarms; Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with hard drive navigation module incl. USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth®; 4 plug sockets; Particle/pollen filter with active carbon filter; Analog displays for oil temperature, oil pressure, coolant temperature and fuel tank level

Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

  • Heated front and rear seats; Climate controlled glove compartment; Air conditioning system with integrated charcoal canister and pollen filter; Pedals in stainless steel; Alcantara® rooflining; Tinted privacy glass and grey windshield strip; Adaptive Sport Seats (18-way) incl. comfort memory package for driver and front passenger; Split folding rear seat bench (40/20/40) with outer sport seat styling (stitching, elevated seat bolsters), Five 12-volt outlets; SiriusXM®™ Satellite Radio receiver with three month trial subscription and the HD Radio® receiver; BOSE® Surround Sound-System with a total output of 665 watts and 14 speakers; Universal audio interface (Aux-In, USB); Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with hard drive navigationmodule incl. USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth®; Instrument cluster featuring 5 round black dials and “turbo” logo; Bluetooth® hands-free mobile phone connection

Interior available on the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

  • Electric slide/tilt sunroof; Alcantara roof lining; Heated front and rear seats; 2 integrated cup holders each at front and rear with variable diameter; Particle/pollen filter with active carbon filter; Leather interior in two-tone leather; Porsche Crest embossed on the headrests of front and outer rear seats; Adaptive sport seats (18-way) with comfort memory package; Pedals in stainless steel; Heated multifunction sport steering wheel in leather with shift paddles and electric steering column adjustment; Door sill guards in stainless steel with “Cayenne turbo S”, Instrument cluster with high-resolution 4.8-inch color display, service reminder indicator, outside temperature indicator and various alarms; Cruise control; Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with hard drive navigation module incl. USB, Aux-In, Bluetooth®; Climate control with separate temperature settings for driver and front passenger, as well as automatic air recirculation control including air sensor and separate air flow regulation for driver and passenger sides, ACMAX button and moisture sensor; SiriusXM® Satellite Radio receiver with three month trial subscription and the HD Radio® receiver; BOSE® Surround Sound-System with a total output of 665 watts and 14 speakers

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The Porsche Cayenne SUV has added two new trims and an updated infotainment system for the 2017 model year

2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition

2017 Porsche Cayenne Safety

Because the Porsche Cayenne SUV is only produced in limited quantities, it has yet to undergo crash tests for either the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Besides coming equipped with multiple airbags and antilock brakes, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne also comes standard with Porsche Stability Management (PSM). This advanced safety tech can help to even out the SUV if hazardous road conditions cause it to lose control. In addition, the Porsche Cayenne is also available with other advanced safety features like a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.

Standard Safety Features

  • Bumper system with high-strength cross members and 2 deformation elements
  • Electric parking brake
  • Full-size airbags for driver and passenger
  • Tire sealing compound and electric compressor
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Belt warning device for driver and front passenger seats
  • Porsche Hill Control (PHC)
  • Porsche Roadside Assistance for the duration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • Vehicle stability system Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
  • LATCH fastening system for child seats on outer rear seats

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