Porsche Cayenne SUV (2011-2017): owner reviews

“The Porsche Cayenne blends the attributes of a 4x4 with the performance and handling of a sports car, but those traits don’t come cheap”

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

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5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Diesel

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is amazing - like driving a sports car, but you are so high up - love it!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

V8

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Probably the best car I have driven but also the most unreliable . It's 18 months old and we haven't had a clear 6/12 without a problem . Starting with a faulty alarm on delivery followed by a lock down 6/12 later . A hair raising steam up on the motorway as the car was leaking and full of water . All of which was very annoying but compounded by very poor after sales . Now back in for further investigation on the turbo charge alarm .
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

V6 3.0 s

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
What a super car does what it says on the tin. Had Range Rover Sport not in the same class on build quality. Drives great.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

3.0 Diesel

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
So much better than previously owned X5 models. Smoother, quieter by far more economical, just a pleasure to drive.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24
Tell us what you think about your car?
too new to tell
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

S eHybrid

Year

2016

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
Having owned and thoroughly enjoyed a Cayenne diesel 3 years ago I was looking forward to the arrival of the S eHybrid this week. The build quality is still superb and the styling improved on the previous models. The additional tech that the S eHybrid introduces seems to have added a complexity to the instrumentation and controls that is rather disappointing. Where the diesel was intuitive and helpful it now feels clunky and hard to get around. The battery-only range is around 15 miles which is pretty useless and, despite claims, acceleration feels OK at best. The worst aspect of the car though is the compromise that right hand drivers get with the PCM screen and chrono clock in the centre of the dash angled awkwardly toward the passenger seat. This cost cutting really makes an expensive car in RH drive format feel compromised.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

diesel

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
Had a V8S before - this one is nearly as fast and way better fuel economy. Put in comfort extras like AS and best seats. Extraordinarily comfortable as a long distance traveller that can cover ground quickly - we do 500 mile days in it on mixed m'way and twisty overtaking roads. All this plus loads of room for luggage, bikes etc - and carting furniture around. Excellent on snow and ice with snow tyres. Easily matches new range Rover.
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