Used 2005 Porsche Cayenne Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Porsche Cayenne - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

95 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Cayenne model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
2005 Cayenne
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jm
on

Vehicle

2005 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


Review

The Cayenne's V6 engine lacks some pickup, but that's not why I bought it. It is roomy and looks good.


Best Features

It looks great and is quiet.


Worst Features

Give it a better stereo.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Porshe Cayenne S
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Sue Levine
on

Vehicle

2005 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I love the car but wish the cup holders were bigger. This seems like a petty complaint, but other designers manage to work it in. Also, I wish I did not have to "pop" the gasoline door. With 12,000 miles I still have not had an oil change although I've tried to schedule it twice. I was told both times to wait until I get closer to 20,000 miles.


Best Features

The power.


Worst Features

Give it a larger cup holder, and a fuel fill that works with door lock. If the car is locked I can't refuel. If it is unlocked, it will open. (Like my Audi)


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

The Ultimate SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Ethan
on

Vehicle

2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

I purchased a used but untitled Porsche Cayenne Turbo about 8 months ago. I have put approximately 10,000 miles on it (it previously had 5,000). It has had absolutely no problems. Its acceleration and handling are on par with most sport cars. Its off-road handling is also excellent. The adjustable ride height is a must if you plan to do any significant off-road driving. However, this option also improves daily driving, allowing you to set a fairly low, more car-like ride height.


Best Features

The acceleration, handling, and build quality.


Worst Features

The turbo lag can be annoying...sometimes pauses from a stop. The keyfob needs separate buttons for locking and unlocking the vehicle. Compared to other new cars I own, the navigation system needs to be significantly updated, probably new software could solve this problem.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Cayenne S after 14,000 miles
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By fastdiablo
on

Vehicle

2005 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


Review

The Porsche Cayenne has a stellar motor, taught suspension, and unreal handling for a 5,000 lb. truck. The tiptronic shifters on the steering wheel are outstanding. The interior fit and finish are superb, its ergonomics are comfortable, and its driving position is firm and supportive. This truck's quality and design are German to the nth degree, which is a great thing. The navigation and stereo are both easy to use. The sound system is excellent. This vehicle has lots of usable space and the back seats are spacious. Folding the seats down could be easier though. I've had two very small problems in 14,000 miles. First, there was a rattle in the rear door which was a cable that became unfastened - easy fix by the dealer. The second was that the windshield wipers were sqeaky - they were replaced by the dealer. I have never had any mechanical issues.


Best Features

The burly motor, especially in tiptronic mode. this truck flies up mountain roads, passing with ease. It handles better than most sport sedans and as well as some sports cars. Its instrument panel, navigation, and steering wheel controls are all top notch. The dual sun visors are great, I like the seat heaters.


Worst Features

Complain about milage? Maybe you're looking at the wrong car. It's not too bad, just not great + the cost of premium gas adds up. Oh well. The Cayenne should have an additional lighter socket for a phone charger AND a radar detector. There is a second socket behind the center console, but two up near the ashtray would be better.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2005 Porsche Cayenne
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By M
on

Vehicle

2005 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


Review

The Porsche Cayenne is the best of all the SUVs. It has decent off road performance combined with smooth on road performance. If you will do most of your driving on road, get performance tires (not off road or M&S). The ride will be much better, and the cornering performance is on par with many sport sedans.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT