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2009 Porsche Cayenne Sport Utility

AWD 4dr GTS Tiptronic

Starting at | Starting at 13 MPG City - 18 MPG Highway

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  • $73,900 original MSRP
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2009 Porsche Cayenne Sport Utility

Benefits of Driving a 2009 Porsche Cayenne Sport Utility

The 2009 Porsche Cayenne appeals to people who want a nimble, high-performance SUV that features the kind of driving experience expected of Porsche, combined with the ability to tow a trailer or take on rough terrain.

What's new for 2009?

Big news for the 2009 Porsche Cayenne line is the return of the Turbo S after a brief layoff. The Turbo S is the new top performer in the Cayenne range, with 550 horsepower and 553 ft-lb of torque from a 4.8L twin-turbocharged V8. The Turbo S rides on 21-inch alloy wheels and features improved engine mapping, as well as special air intake and exhaust system. Completing the package are ceramic composite brakes. The Turbo S can get from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, with a top speed of 174 mph. The Turbo S starts at $123,600.

Model Strengths

  • Seating comfort
  • ample cargo space
  • tremendous performance
  • nimble handling

Model Review

The 2009 Porsche Cayenne is offered in five different models--the base V6, the S, the GTS, the Turbo and the Turbo S--each offered with a different powertrain. A 290-horsepower, 3.6L V6 comes with the base model, paired with either a standard six-speed manual or six-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The S utilizes a 385-horsepower, 4.8L V8, and is available only with Tiptronic S transmission. The GTS squeezes 405 horsepower from the 4.8, with the six-speed manual as standard and Tiptronic S available. The Turbo and Turbo S make use of the 4.8 as well, but it's fed by twin turbochargers. The Turbo's engine makes 500 horsepower, while the Turbo S churns out 550.

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2009 Porsche Cayenne

Source: Carlist.com

Porsche enthusiasts weren't all that thrilled when the German luxury brand decided to build an SUV a few years ago, thinking it would cause the automaker to lose focus on making the world class sports cars for which it has been known for so many years.

But the automaker went forward anyway.

The result?

The Porsche Cayenne has become one of the most luxurious and dynamic SUVs on the market.

Oh, and Porsche still has managed to keep building pretty good sports cars, too. The 2009 Cayenne has a 4.8-litre V-8 engine linked to either a six-speed manual or an optional Tiptronic S dual-mode automatic transmission, which our tester had.

The Cayenne makes 405 horsepower and 369 pounds-feet of torque. In addition to all that power, fortunately you also get great braking and handling.

Porsche Stability Management with automatic brake system also has anti slip regulation, automatic brake differential and engine drag torque control. The steering is right on the money, and is effectively weighted for low or high-speed driving.

The list of standard equipment includes 21-inch wheels, variable ratio power steering, front and rear stabilizer bars and a double wishbone front - multi-link rear suspension, which really reminds you that even though it's an SUV, the Cayenne is a true Porsche.

You can pick from different damper settings, which allow the Cayenne to get down on its hunches and firm up at different levels. In sport mode, you get an even distribution of fearsome power and a seemingly louder note from the exhaust pipes. That's the one you want to use if you get out on some nice twisty roads that aren't attended to by local authorities.

A true Porsche also has a certain level of luxury, and the Cayenne delivers that as well.

Amenities on the inside include a great AM/FM/CD sound system with 12 speakers, 12-way adjustable front seats with driver�s memory and a three-spoke heated leather steering wheel with audio controls.

Convenience for the driver is also aided by a five-gauge instrument panel that presents information clearly, including speed, rpm, gear selection and outside temperature and thumb shift paddles for the Tiptronic S transmission.

Porsche made wise choices in designing the interior. For example, note the grab handles on both sides of the transmission section and the big center console that contains the navigation and audio systems.

The automatic climate control system lets you regulate temperatures in the front and rear zones.

The back seat comfortably sits three and offers pretty good legroom.

It has a 60/40 split configuration that folds down for added cargo utility. The exterior design has been tweaked from its debut in 2003, and the Cayenne now has a bit more of an aggressive stance.

But the muscular, compact posture remains, and now there is a new headlamp style and the wheel wells are larger.

As you might expect, gas mileage isn't great. According to EPA figures, you'll get about 13 mpg city, 19 highway in the Cayenne.

In a mix of driving, we got about 15 mpg. As you also might expect, the Cayenne isn't exactly an inexpensive machine.

They start at around $70,000, and our tester, a Cayenne S, was tagged at a little over $108,000. But if you covet performance, engineering, luxury and the prestigious Porsche name, in an SUV package, the Cayenne delivers.

Take that, enthusiasts.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt


Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion 10 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance 4 Years/50,000 Miles

Porsche Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

The Porsche Approved Certified Limited Warranty comprises two distinct limited warranty coverages.
  1. The limited warranty covers up to 6 years or a cumulative 100,000 miles/160,000 kilometers, whichever comes first if the vehicle is still under the new car limited warranty.
  2. The limited warranty covers 2 years from the date of sale, up to 50,000 miles/ 80,000 kilometers to a cumulative 100,000 miles/ 160,000 kilometers from the current mileage on the odometer at the time of purchase.
The Porsche Approved Certified Pre-owned Limited Warranty offers full peace of mind. Porsche Cars NA will repair or replace with new or remanufactured part any factory installed part that is faulty in material or workmanship under normal use. This limited warranty covers all parts of the following components:
  • Engine
  • Fuel / Cooling system
  • Power train / transmission
  • Suspension / Steering
  • Brake system
  • Heating / Air conditioning
  • Electrical Systems
  • Body
  • Comfort Electronics
Age/Mileage Eligibility Model Years 2007-2015 /under 100k miles
Lease Term Certified N/A
Point Inspection A comprehensive checklist with over 111+ quality criteria is used for this purpose. This way you can rest assured that your pre-owned Porsche is in perfect condition, both mechanically and visually.
Return/Exchange Program N/A
Roadside Assistance With the purchase or lease of each Porsche Approved vehicle, the owner will receive the advantages of the Porsche 24-Hour Roadside Assistance program for the duration of the Porsche Approved Limited Warranty coverage.
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Should you wish to sell your Porsche, you will also benefit from the Pre-owned Porsche Warranty. The remaining balance of the warranty is transferred to the new owner. And this will undoubtedly increase the value of your vehicle.
Warranty Deductible No

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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