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Porsche Cayenne Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.5 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 340 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Porsche Cayenne

  • Now 911 Turbo owners know what SUV to buy for those road trips to ski country.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sports car performance, available adjustable ride height and suspension damping control, name cachet.

  • Cons

    More expensive than its direct competitors, some fussy interior controls.

  • What's New for 2003

    We would've never imagined it, but Porsche jumps onto the SUV gravy train. The Cayenne, with a choice of two potent V8s and an available…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (70 total reviews)

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Maintenance money pit!

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Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)

This is a great fast SUV, but that's about it. The fuel mileage is terrible at average of 10 mpg for street driving. The worst part is the cost of maintenance. This has become a money with average $5000 in yearly repairs after 60K miles. Brakes cost $1400 every year. The 60K mile service costs $2500. Things start to break that are not covered by 100k Porsche maintenance warranty at average of $1800. I would stay away from this car unless you like paying Porsche for service.




It drives like a porsche

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Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)

I bought my Cayenne used, one year old. I'm quite amazed at how it holds the road for such a heavy car and the way it really handles like a Porsche. It is a very good compromise, as it's first- class in every situation, perfect handling on twisty roads, very good off-road (providing the right type of tyres) and very practical. It is not a true sports car of course, but still a very good every day car.




The best

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Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)

I am 6'2 and always planned to buy a 911 as a kid. However, a 911 is not comfortable to someone me size. Then came the Cayenne and my dream is fulfilled. I love this SUV it is the best of both worlds.........



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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Full 2003 Porsche Cayenne Review

What's New for 2003

We would've never imagined it, but Porsche jumps onto the SUV gravy train. The Cayenne, with a choice of two potent V8s and an available active suspension, promises performance that's more like a 911 than an SUV.

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