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Porsche Cayenne Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.5 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All 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 2004 Porsche Cayenne

  • Awkward-looking but thrilling behind the wheel, the Cayenne is a thoroughly capable vehicle that makes good on its Porsche nameplate.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sports car performance, available adjustable ride height and suspension damping control, slightly more cargo room than a Range Rover.

  • Cons

    Can't match the Rover in the dirt, interior is less elegant than cheaper Touareg cousin.

  • What's New for 2004

    A V6-powered Cayenne joins the lineup as the new entry-level model.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (195 total reviews)

2004 cayenne s

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)

I bought mines used 45,000 which is actually good. Had it 3 yrs and everything at once started to go and man was it costley. Over 10,000 grand in 2 months. The passenger brake goes constantly and the radio everyone I spoke to says they have issues with it. If I had to do it over I WOULD NOT GET THIS. Looks are good but so not worth the money. I could have bought a new car for 10 grand. The headlights are like 1,000 just to replace no spare tire. Batteries are like $500 Very costly to say the least.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great bang for the buck!

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)

I saw a beautiful 2004s on a lot and decided to take it for a spin. This is not a fake Porsche but the real deal! I drove it home a week later. A huge pleasure to drive! One worry was mpg but to my surprise it really gets 21 mpg on the highway at 65 ans cruising. Yes there are some bugs like the radio that doesn`t always work but overall I got a $70,000 car for well under 20 grand. One piece of adviceis to verify how the car was maintained and by who.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Love the turbo & everything

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl Turbo 6A)

I have owned this super rocket for some time now and I have no complaints. If you can afford this car, I strongly suggest to buy one and you won't regret it. I got this car used at Princeton Porsche, NJ and the car was in immaculate condition, black on black w/ dark wood trimmings. It even smelled like new since the previous owner really took care of this baby. I also had the opportunity of owning a 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged (my review is also posted here in edmunds - My supercharged rover! By Rick Respicio on July 26, 2006 23:45pm) but it just can't compare to the Cayenne Turbo. The Cayenne is faster, sportier and more luxurious than the Rover. Test drive one and you'll agree!

Gas Mileage


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What's New for 2004

A V6-powered Cayenne joins the lineup as the new entry-level model.

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