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Porsche Cayenne Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 247 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 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 (31 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Wow!

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

I love this car! It is a dream come true! Drives like a sports car but gives you the confidence of a 4wd rig. Fast, classy, well designed!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Not for everyone

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

My Cayenne V6 is wonderful to drive although the acceleration is slow unless you use the manual mode. The handling is superb and road feel is good with quick response to emergency maneuvers. Visibility is good on both sides. It is fun to drive and you do not get tired driving the car for long distances. I am satisfied with my ownership and driving the Cayenne.




Porsche? never again

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Good day, It's with disappointment that I post my review of my Cayenne. I like driving the car, but I've had a lemon and after wrestling with it for three years, I'm giving up. Three Porsche dealers within 1 hr and I'm on a first name basis with each. I've read other posts and it would appear that '05 or newer might be the fix, but this vehicle has been a nightmare from day one. Fun to drive, and GREAT control in winter weather. Also I would be remiss if I didn't say, I was disappointed in the 6 cyl. I went that way for fuel efficiency and it does well. It's just to much of a sacrifice to give up the 8 cyl.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

What a ride to hot

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Just came back from 4th of July vacation driving off roads near by Black Rock Range in North of Navada. This is my first time off road and the view from my beige leather interior perfectly compliments the dust and sunset outside. Driving on the playa up to 80 mph was like being in a James Bond movie, and when winding up or down the hills was like being in Harry Potter movie where road appears just in front of me by inch. Couple of times, it seems we could have stuck in mud, but with 'long lock' the car just pull itself off effortlessly. We also enjoyed drinving on mini-playas whose surface are so smooth without a single crack.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Fun suv, but lots of

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

This SUV drives more like a sports sedan than an SUV. It is an absolute blast to drive on a daily basis. I also use it to tow my racecar to the track and with its 7,700 towing capacity there are very few if any competing vehicles that has both of these qualities. It has excellent brakes and the V6, thought not a speed demond like the S and turbo models, does quite well and will be more than adequate for most owners. The downside to this vehicle is it comes stuffed with plenty of build quality bugs. Most are only annoyances, but they are still completely unacceptable for a premium brand like Porsche. If you can overlook these small problems it may be for you. Otherwise look elsewhere.




V6 cayenne

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Vehicle: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)

Purchased as an intended economical second car. Paid $39K for stripped model with heated seated/steering wheel. Compared against BMW, Volvo, and Audi and decided on Porsche SUV. Just hit 10K and car has been very reliable and solid to drive. Since this car is not widely owned, you do receive many inquisitive looks and comments; but these come at a price. You are forced to have the car serviced at a Porsche dealership. First service light came on at 10K miles (even though book states first oil change at 20K), and it cost $250



Full 2004 Porsche Cayenne Review

What's New for 2004

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

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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