2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Porsche Cayenne - Road Test Specs

2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV

(4.8L V8 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
StyleTurbo S 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$125,775
Options on test vehiclePorsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ($8,840); Moonroof ($1,190); XM Satellite Radio ($750); Bluetooth ($695) Comfort/Memory Package ($610); Trailer Hitch ($630); Universal Audio Interface ($440); Floor Mats ($140).
As-tested MSRP$139,070


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,806cc (293 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum alloy
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)6,700
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)550 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)553 @ 2,250
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I:4.15; II: 2.37; III: 1.56; IV: 1.16; V: 0.86; VI: 0.69; R: 3.39; FD: 3.55


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLattitude Sport
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front295/35ZR21 Z
Tire size, rear295/35ZR21 Z
Wheel size21-by-10 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.3
0-60 mph (sec.)5
0-75 mph (sec.)7.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.2
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)66.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.89
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.7
@ Full throttle (dB)70.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsResponds exceedingly well to brake torque up to about 3,000 rpm. Most of the power lives above 4,000 rpm. Shifts are both fast and smooth.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsNot entirely convinced that brakes were bedded properly (only 900 miles on the odo) as they smoked quite a bit after runs. Still, tremendous power and effectiveness.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsSkid pad: Subtle but stubborn understeer -- good steering info and load-up. Only needs throttle to adjust line. Very little difference with stability control on or off. Slalom: Crazy-quick turn-in, laser precise. Only a little strangeness from active antiroll bars that keeps it totally flat. Eventually it oversteers, but only if provoked. Otherwise, this is a total physics rule-breaker.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)86
Wind (mph, direction)6.0 mph headwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)12 city/19 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)11.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,192
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,493
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)53.4/46.6
Length (in.)188.8
Width (in.)75.9
Height (in.)66.7
Wheelbase (in.)112.4
Track, front (in.)65.4
Track, rear (in.)66.4
Turning circle (ft.)38.39
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.5
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)19.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)63.0


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion10 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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