The ritzy German automobile manufacturer Porsche is known for producing high-performing sports cars, sedans, and SUV’s. The German corporation comprises of a number of well-established vehicle lines such as the Porsche 911 Carrera, 718 Boxster Convertible, and Panamera Sedan-yet, the best-selling Porsche car is no other than the Porsche Cayenne.
The new 2017 Porsche Cayenne offers consumers with 6 distinct powertrains that ensure high level of efficiency and performance. That’s not it, the 2017 Cayenne is also equipped with great handling abilities that make it, hands down, a prominent midsize SUV division. Undoubtedly, the Porsche series has always remained a symbol of excellent performance and power that is evidently transferred in 2017 Cayenne models.
The Cayenne 2017 brings two new models, namely: The Platinum edition and the SE Hybrid Platinum Edition. Unique features of the two new models include a glossy finish exterior trim, Spyder 20-inch wheel in an alloy, PCM (Porsche Communication Management) an infotainment system that is a standard in all available models.
2017 Porsche Cayenne – Look:
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne exhibits a muscular look in just one glance. Headlights of the new model are unique in shape, with a new curved look. Standard features such as LED headlights, an 18-inch wheel in the alloy, and privacy rear glass are still part of the model. However, Porsche allows consumers to choose upgrades from different, stand-alone, and high-end trim options. Upgrade options may include unique wheel designs (12 to choose from), leather/suede upholstery, and various available colors to choose from.
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne provides ample space for the passengers. The interior also can easily be customized or upgraded as per the consumer’s requirements. The standard interior equipment comprises of 10 audio speaker system, climate control (dual zone), leather upholstery, PCM (updated version) which also includes a voice activation system along with navigation advancements.
Consumers on the road can enjoy from the 23.6 cubic feet space dedicated for storage right at the heels of the rear seats. Additionally, you can increase the space up to 60 cubic features, by folding the seats. Furthermore, the 2017 Cayenne is also equipped with key features such as heat sensors for front and rear seats, an electric moon roof, steering wheel (multi-functional), and an Apple can play connectivity system (available at an added price).
Each trim class of Cayenne offers a wide variety of upgrade and customization for each class type to fit customers demand and requirements.
2017 Porsche Cayenne – Engine Output:
In terms of performance, the Cayenne’s 2017 are offered in a number of powertrain options to choose from. The base trim class has 3.6-liter engine with 300 hp and a V6 engine. However, the S trim level will probably be powered with same V6 turbocharged engine, but with 420 hp and torque of 406 lb-ft.
For buyers looking for an environmental friendly option, the Cayenne SE Hybrid offers the option of both power and gasoline supercharged engine V6 model. Additionally, a 3.0-liter electric motor option is also available with 416 hp, 435 lb-ft of torque. However, for power lovers, the best deal is found with the top level turbo S pack V8 engine, 4.8-liter twin turbo, and 570 hp-allowing the 2017 Cayenne to rocket off at 176 mph (top speed).
This greatly depends on the trim levels of 2017 Cayenne. Also, the basic trim level offers V6 engine with 3.6-liter (EPA estimated) to provide with a fuel efficiency of 18 mpg (city) and 24 (highway). The fuel efficiency is brought down to 14 mpg (city) and 21 mpg (highway) for Cayenne Turbo 2017. However, the best combination of efficiency and power is greatly found in the Cayenne SE Hybrid that can travel up to 14 miles with the help of electric power. It also offers 47 mpg in addition to the power train (hybrid) providing 416 hp.
2017 Porsche Cayenne – Safety Features:
Standard safety features in Porsche Cayenne series include:
- Parking brake—electric
- TPMS—Tire pressure monitoring system
- High powered bumper system (cross members)
- Deformation elements (2)
- ABS—Anti-lock braking system
- PHC—Porsche Hill Control
- Roadside Assistance
- PSM—Porsche Stability Management
- Safety for children with latch fastening systems (outward rear seat)
- Airbags (full size) for both passengers and drivers
Besides the aforementioned, 2017 Porsche Cayenne also offers advanced safety features which may include: adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, etc. All safety features also can help in hazardous conditions that may lead the vehicle to lose control.
Mentioned are advantages and disadvantages of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne:
- Without a doubt, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne offers reliable and impressive handling when turning and going around.
- A wide range of engines to select from
- Luxurious interior
- Wide array of options/upgrades to choose from
- Cargo capacity relatively small
- Pricey in comparison to rivals in same class
- By modern standards, touch screen is small
- The shape of the cabin restricts rear visibility
2017 Porsche Cayenne – Price:
- Base 4door-AWD engine price starting from $59,600
- S 4door-AWD engine price starting from $76,200
- GTS 4door-AWD engine price starting from $97,200
- Turbo 4-door-AWD engine price starting from $116,500
- Turbo S 4-door-AWD engine price starting from $159,600
Like always, Porsche with 2017 Cayenne has offered immense extravagance that perfectly fits with those seeking for high-end luxury. The new 2017 Porsche Cayenne is successfully furnished with high-tech adjournment system. This feature is usually found in top-class sports car vehicles. Furthermore, in terms of reliability, body, and interior, features and accessories, Porsche Cayenne 2017 surely steals the show.
However, the only main downside of the new model is the high price tag it comes with. In fact, in less, the price one can afford to buy a rivals vehicle that offers similar features, engine and performance strength at a lesser price.