2016 Porsche Cayenne

Original MSRP Range
$58,300 - $157,300
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
14 - 21 MPG City / 21 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2016 Porsche Cayenne

What We Like

Impressive power and handling; high-quality interiors; fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid and diesel options; sports-car performance in an SUV

What We Don't

Extensive options list quickly escalates already elevated base price; offers practical but not as voluminous options as other SUVs; punishing fuel economy in high-powered gas versions


Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5


What's New in the 2016 Porsche Cayenne?

For 2016, the Cayenne lineup is made whole again with the return of the base, GTS and Turbo S trims. See the 2016 Porsche Cayenne models for sale near you

Which Cayenne is the Best?

You'll have the best of both worlds in the satisfying yet reasonably economical plug-in S E-Hybrid. The number of boxes to check off on the options list depends on your bank balance. Find a Porsche Cayenne for sale


How Much Does a 2016 Porsche Cayenne Cost?

Porsche offers the Cayenne in seven trims: Base, Diesel, S, GTS, S E-Hybrid, Turbo and Turbo S.

The Cayenne ($59,295) comes with active all-wheel drive, an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, rain-sensing wipers with heated washer nozzles, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power rear lift gate, 10-speaker audio with a 7-in touchscreen display, Bluetooth, fog lights, leather seating surfaces, 8-way power front seats and a refrigerated glove box.

The Cayenne Diesel ($63,295) features the same equipment as the base Cayenne.

The Cayenne S ($75,795) has a more powerful engine, plus 19-in wheels, a power sunroof and front and rear parking assist.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid ($78,195) adds speed-sensitive power steering, Porsche Car Connect with a smartphone app, an adaptive suspension, an onboard charger and a hybrid readout display screen.

The Cayenne GTS ($96,495) gains a pneumatic air suspension, 20-in wheels, an upgraded suede and leather interior, performance brakes, an adjustable sport exhaust and 14-way power front seats.

The Cayenne Turbo ($115,695) features 14-way power front seats, LED headlights, an air suspension, 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio, a heated and power adjustable steering wheel, heated rear seats and 19-in wheels.

The Cayenne Turbo S ($158,295) adds such performance enhancements as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), carbon-ceramic brakes and the Sport Chrono package.

Porsche has endowed the Cayenne with virtually every technological goodie available, but those creature comforts come at a price. For example, a Bose surround sound system adds $1,690, while a 1,000-watt Burmester setup runs $5,690; Porsche Car Connect costs $540, while a satellite-radio receiver requires $750; and expect to pay $2,890 for a rear-seat entertainment system.

When it comes to driving aids, the Cayenne can be ordered with adaptive cruise control, lane-change assist, an active air suspension and PDCC. Ceramic brakes add nearly $9,000 to the sticker price.

With the rear seats folded, the Cayenne offers 62.9 cu ft. of rear-storage volume, which is less expansive than some models in this segment, but then again, this SUV is more about the S than the U.

Cayenne Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Cayenne AWD 4dr$58,300 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo30019 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cayenne AWD 4dr Diesel$62,300 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo24021 / 288-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cayenne AWD 4dr GTS$95,500 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo44016 / 238-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cayenne AWD 4dr S$74,800 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo / Hybrid42017 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cayenne AWD 4dr S E-Hybrid$77,200 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo / Hybrid416N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cayenne AWD 4dr Turbo$114,700 / N/A8 Cylinder Turbo52014 / 218-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Cayenne AWD 4dr Turbo S$157,300 / N/A8 Cylinder Turbo57014 / 218-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2016 Porsche Cayenne a Safe Car?

Porsche's Cayenne boasts crash-safety engineering that includes a chassis strategically reinforced with high-tensile steel, force limiters on the front seats and rollover detection that triggers seat-belt pretensioners and curtain airbags. Additional airbags are in front, passenger and driver's-knee locations. High-strength crossmembers protect the doors and bumpers.

Neither the government nor the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash-tested the Porsche Cayenne.


Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • HID Headlights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Premium Pkg Plus
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring+
  • Premium Pkg


2016 Porsche Cayenne vs the competition

2016 BMW X5 -- BMW's X5 trims range from the xDrive35i's turbocharged 6-cylinder to the X5 M's 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 that churns 567 hp. BMW's X5 offerings are more philosophically in line with Porsche's driver-focused Cayenne models than Audi's.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover -- The Range Rover offers luxury and attention to design detail comparable to the Porsche, but its considerably higher curb weight keeps it from competing head-to-head against Porsche in performance.

Used Porsche Cayenne Turbo S -- A 2011-2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will give all the performance and features of a new Turbo, but due to its lackluster resale value, it will cost a lot less.

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