2017 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

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2017 Porsche Cayenne
MSRP range
$78,700 - $81,600
2017 Porsche Cayenne

Pros

  • Truly impressive handling for a crossover SUV
  • Wide selection of strong engines available
  • Exquisite interior and build quality
  • Plenty of customization options

Cons

  • Relatively small cargo capacity for the segment
  • Quite a few optional features should be standard given the price tag
Porsche Cayenne years
2017


Which Cayenne does Edmunds recommend?

Let's start with what we wouldn't recommend: the E-Hybrid. Inconsistent reactions from the gas and brake pedal are constant sources of frustration. We would avoid it. Otherwise, take your pick. From a performance and price perspective, the Cayenne S is probably the sweet spot and we would recommend getting the Porsche Connect Plus and Sport packages, as well as the adaptive cruise control system that includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is both sporty and indulgent, and its comprehensive lineup ranges from a green-cred plug-in hybrid to a sports-car-beating all-star with a turbo V8. Park a Cayenne in your garage and you could be convinced that it's the best all-around crossover on the market.

Regardless of where you start in the Cayenne line — be it the 300-horsepower base model or 570-hp Turbo S — there is no shortage of options to equip and customize it to your liking. You've got close to 20 wheel choices alone, plus a dozen leather interior arrangements and numerous trim accents such as aluminum, carbon fiber, imitation suede or even more leather. Porsche offers an adjustable air suspension, electronically controlled dampers and active anti-roll bars that endow the Cayenne with physics-defying levels of handling.

Now, is the Cayenne vice-free? No. There are several optional features that should probably be standard from a utility standpoint. And although there is indeed a useful amount of passenger and cargo space, most similarly priced rivals outdo it. The E-Hybrid model is also so frustrating to drive that we would not recommend it. But with so much else to like from the 2017 Cayenne lineup, it is very much worthy of your consideration.

Trim levels & features

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is a five-passenger midsize SUV available in an usually high number of trim levels: Cayenne, S, S E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S. Each of these have different engines and a consequent increase in performance, although they do typically include a few extra features beyond what the trim below provides. For 2017 there are also two limited-edition models: the Cayenne Platinum and Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum. All come with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Standard feature highlights for the base Cayenne include a 3.6-liter V6 (300 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque), 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, power-folding heated mirrors, a power tailgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, partial leather upholstery, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat (with slide and recline), a 7-inch central touchscreen, a navigation system, Bluetooth and a 10-speaker audio system.

The Cayenne S upgrades to a 3.6-liter turbocharged V6 (420 hp, 406 lb-ft) plus 19-inch wheels, speed-sensitive variable steering effort (Power Steering Plus), a power-adjustable steering wheel, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, and driver-seat memory settings.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid has a special hybrid-electric powertrain that features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and an electric motor that together produce 416 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque. It also includes adaptive suspension dampers (PASM), Porsche Car Connect with E-Mobility (provides remote access to important hybrid features via a smartphone app), a 3.6-kilowatt onboard charger (a 7.2-kW charger is available) and an energy management display in the instrument cluster.

When you pick the Cayenne GTS you're back with a regular powertrain, in this case a more powerful version of the S engine good for 440 hp and 443 lb-ft. It also gets a variety of additional performance-enhancing elements that include 20-inch wheels, a specially tuned adjustable air suspension, larger high-performance brakes, front sport seats, partial simulated-suede upholstery and headliner, and unique exterior styling elements.

The Cayenne Turbo adds to the Cayenne S equipment a turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 (520 hp, 553 lb-ft), adaptive LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, a full leather interior, upgraded front seats, heated rear outboard sport seats, and a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.

The range-topping Cayenne Turbo S adds an even more powerful version of the Turbo V8 (570 hp, 590 lb-ft) plus 21-inch wheels, two-tone leather upholstery, carbon-fiber interior trim and the Sport Chrono package with dash-mounted timer. It also includes handling upgrades such as active anti-roll bars (PDCC), brake torque-vectoring and electronic-locking rear differential (PTV Plus) and ultra high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes.

The two Platinum Edition models adds a selection of popular options plus exclusive 20-inch wheels and special exterior trim. The E-Hybrid version also includes an auxiliary climate system that allows preheating or precooling of the cabin before occupants enter

Many features that come standard on upper trim levels can be ordered as stand-alone options. Indeed, like other Porsches, the Cayenne is one of the most customizable vehicles you can buy.

Then you've got even more choice from a dizzying options list. It starts with four main packages — Sport, Porsche Connect Plus, Premium and Premium Package Plus — and then goes to a huge list of standalone choices. All serve to enhance the Cayenne's performance, technology and audio, comfort, safety, and exterior and interior style. For a price, of course.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S (turbo 3.6L V6 | 8-speed automatic | AWD). Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Cayenne since there have been no significant changes since then.

Driving

5
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne S isn't the sportiest trim available from Porsche, but it provides a surprisingly high level of on-road performance, even by sedan standards. Combine this with a good tow rating plus off-road competence, and you end up with a surprisingly versatile SUV.

Acceleration

5
Motivating more than two-and-a-half tons of vehicle to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds is a tall order, but the Cayenne S does so without breaking a sweat. At full throttle, the all-wheel-drive Cayenne launches from a standstill without drama.

Braking

5
The Cayenne S needed just 106 feet to stop from 60 mph in our tests, which is better than many dedicated sports cars with summer tires.

Steering

5
The steering response and feel are about as good as it gets in a SUV. The reduced assist (heavier steering feel) in Sport and Sport Plus modes is suitable for enthusiastic driving, while Comfort mode provides effortless parking-lot and around-town maneuvering.

Handling

5
The Cayenne's handling is impressive in a vehicle of this size. Although it had a nose-heavy attitude around the long, sustained arc of our skid pad test, the Cayenne S handles real-world driving amazingly well.

Drivability

4
This is an easy SUV to drive overall, but leaving stoplights can take longer than expected due to a slight delay from both the eight-speed automatic transmission and the engine. The auto start-stop system isn't intrusive unless driving in very heavy traffic.

Off-road

4
The Cayenne's specialty is peerless stability on curvy roads, yet it's also decent in an off-road environment. The height-adjustable air suspension provides plenty of clearance. You can't get low-range gearing in the Cayenne, though.

Comfort

5
The 2017 Cayenne S combines a quiet cabin with seating that preserves comfort for long-distance cruising and still offers excellent support for more dynamic driving. The optional adjustable air suspension is key in this area, offering varied height and ride-comfort settings.

Seat comfort

5
Several front seat designs are available, but they mostly differ in the number of adjustments, including those for the bolsters. All are superb in terms of long-distance and cornering support. The rear bench is split 40/20/40 for improved comfort and versatility.

Ride comfort

4
On the softest suspension setting of three available (Comfort), the Cayenne's underlying sporting nature can still be discerned. The ride isn't harsh in the least, but if you're expecting pillow-like comfort, look elsewhere.

Noise & vibration

4.5
The Cayenne's cabin is quiet at all times and keeps wind and road noise to a minimum. A low-frequency engine/exhaust note at idle is a little louder than expected, especially given the Cayenne's lack of a burly exhaust sound at full throttle.

Interior

4
Porsche does interiors well. The 2017 Cayenne's cabin layout is highly intuitive and well insulated, and it has excellent fit and finish. Whether you spend your time commuting or taking long road trips, the Cayenne provides a fast-moving sanctuary of comfort from the world outside.

Ease of use

5
Like Apple's iPhone, the Cayenne's controls and switchgear require little instruction and effort to use. The number of buttons may be dizzying at first glance, but the layout is thoughtful and quickly becomes second nature.

Getting in/getting out

5
The door openings are typical for an SUV, opening to nearly 90 degrees. The seat cushions have more aggressive lateral bolstering than in most rivals (even in the back), but the adjustable air suspension option allows for low step-in and loading heights.

Driving position

With so many available adjustments, the Cayenne's many seating options should all provide a better driving position than can be achieved in most other vehicles. A low-slung, 911-like seating position it's not, but you'll definitely feel in control and part of the car.

Roominess

4
Headroom is abundant, as is shoulder and hip room for the front passengers. The high center console reduces some open cabin air space, but it isn't a hindrance. In back, rear legroom is adequate, but not much more.

Visibility

3
The door-mounted side mirrors provide a clearer view out the windows (compared to the more typical mounting next to the roof pillar), but the mirrors themselves are small. The optional Lane Change Assist is pretty much a necessity.

Quality

5
Build quality is something at which Porsche consistently excels, and the Cayenne is no exception. The interior design is thoughtful and functional, with high-quality materials and tight fit. Everything is finished to an elegant standard.

Utility

3
Does the Cayenne offer more utility than other Porsches and other vehicles similar performance? Yes. However, for an SUV of its size and weight, its utility disappoints. Similarly priced rivals are almost all better in this regard.

Small-item storage

3
With its high center console packed with buttons, there really isn't much opportunity for small item storage beyond the smallish under-armrest bin and glovebox. At least the door pockets are of a fair size.

Cargo space

2.5
The Cayenne concedes considerable cargo room to its competition, with 24 cubic feet with the seats raised and 63 cubic feet with them folded. That's about what you can expect from compact luxury SUVs (though it is a fair bit more room than the Macan has).

Towing

4.5
The Cayenne S is rated to tow up to 7,716 pounds, more than most other luxury crossover SUVs.

Technology

The Porsche Cayenne offers most of the infotainment and safety tech expected at this price range. Note we said "offers" because most of it is optional. Features such as a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and forward collision warning are often standard these days on far cheaper cars.

Audio & navigation

The Cayenne gets a jolt for 2017 with Porsche's new touchscreen interface. It's quicker to respond, easier to use, less prone to fingerprints and can be equipped with Apple CarPlay. Pretty good for the segment, though, you may prefer the functionality of rival systems.

Driver aids

Essentially all driving aids are optional: a rearview camera, parking sensors, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control (includes forward collision warning with auto-brake). Some of this should be standard at this price.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Porsche Cayenne.

Overall Consumer Rating
4.18 reviews
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1 year ownership review
Wayne,06/09/2018
I got the car last year and had driven it for about 8000 miles. For interior, Cayenne hybrid build quality is great. The car had practicality in mind without overdone and over engineering. I would consider MB interior are overdone with too much distraction, Tesla features are over-engineering. I am OK with some of the plastic on the switches. That's how you keep the weight down. It is not Rolls or Bentley nonetheless. For performance, the acceleration is good(about 5.4s from 0-60). Brake is very sensitive. For reliability, I expect Porsche reliability is great. So far, no problem what-so-ever from my car. So, I will consider it excellent. This car has a very steep learning curve, it can achieve most of the stuff it promised, but you just need to take some time to learn and understand how this machine work. For example, one reviewer complain that the in-car navigation cannot be cancelled. Actually, it can be cancelled pretty easily. just wave you hand in front of the navigation. The proximity sensor will bring up optional choice to cancel the current destination. Climate control is automatic. you can turn off the AC with the AC button. Heat will come-in automatically once you set the temperature. So, I am very pleased with its comfort during the harsh winter. Fuel economy is also great if you know how to use it, cruise control on high speed can save you a lot of fuel, especially during downhill and soft braking. I only refilled my tank 6 times from initial 100 miles in odometer(I admit I charge my car a lot). 1 tank of fuel supposed to last for 400 miles only. I especially like the full electric mode that is literally like a second set of engine that you can use in most light weight short distant city driving. With my current driving habit, I expect this car to last for a long time. Porsche engineering is up there, you got what you pay for, for such powerful and complicated machine, you have got to take some time to learn how to use it properly. One last thing I want to say is, Cayenne hybrid is like having an option to drive a hybrid or a Porsche. If you drive like a hybrid, it delivers great fuel economy and quiet comfort, don't expect super fast acceleration and exciting throttle noise in this mode. If you drive like a Porsche under sport plus mode, it deliver great handling and good acceleration, but the fuel economy will not be good(~23mpg in pure gas engine). With Porsche, you are the driver with options.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$78,700
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
416 hp @ 5500 rpm
MSRP
$81,600
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
416 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Cayenne safety features:

Porsche Active Safe
Warns you about impending forward collisions and automatically applies the brakes if necessary. Bundled with the adaptive cruise control.
Reversing Camera
Shows what's behind you. A surround-view version is also available. It's a must-have.
Multi-Collision Brake System
Automatically applies the Cayenne's brakes after an initial collision occurs to minimize further damage to other vehicles.

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Vehicle Overview
The Cayenne is a jack-of-all-trades, which could be the reason it continues to be the best-selling model for Porsche. It's a midsize SUV that comes standard with all-wheel drive for year-round use and, depending on the configuration, possesses some serious performance prowess. From the base level 300-horsepower V6 engine, to a plug-in hybrid, to a heavy-hitting 570-horsepower turbo V8, the Cayenne is able to satisfy a wide range of needs and/or sporting fantasies.

Regardless of where you start in the Cayenne model line, there is no shortage of options to equip and customize it to your liking. There are more than a dozen choices of wheels alone, a number of two-tone leather interior arrangements and trim accents like aluminum, carbon fiber, sueded Alcantara or even more leather. Porsche offers an adjustable air suspension, electronically controlled dampers and active anti-roll bars that endow the Cayenne with physics-defying levels of handling. Or if going the rugged route, you can get off-road underbody protection for the rocker panels, engine, fuel tank and rear axle. Flexibility is a wonderful thing, but a word of caution, as the more exotic packages and items can essentially double the price of a base-model Cayenne.

The Cayenne's closest dynamic counterpart is the BMW X5 (and X5 M variant), which offers a number of great engines and performance upgrades that will appeal to the buyer that favors the "Sport" in their "Utility Vehicle." For more relaxed driving, the Mercedes-Benz GLE delivers a first-class interior in a whisper quiet cabin for truly pleasant transport you'll look forward to driving daily. If you're searching for a family-friendly crossover, the 2017 Audi Q7 still handles curves surprisingly well and some may find its ride a little more comfortable than the BMW and Porsche. Lastly, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is one competitor that makes a style statement that stands out from the rest.

There are many great choices in this segment depending on your needs, but the Porsche Cayenne is definitely a standout in many categories, and one we could easily recommend.

Performance and MPG
All 2017 Cayennes employ an eight-speed automatic transmission, which includes an automatic stop-start system for reduced fuel consumption. All-wheel drive is standard as well, but there are two versions: The S E-Hybrid feature a single-mode system with a self-locking center differential, while the other models come with an active system that adds two additional off-road modes and a locking rear differential.

The base 2017 Porsche Cayenne is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Porsche says the entry-level model accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The EPA estimates fuel economy to be 20 mpg combined (18 mpg city/24 mpg highway).

Under the hood of the Cayenne S lies the first of the truly performance-oriented engines. Its turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 pumps out 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds performance testing, a Cayenne S with 21-inch wheels took just 5.4 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill. The EPA rates the S at 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway).

The GTS model bumps the output of this engine to 440 hp and 443 lb-ft. Porsche estimates the GTS accelerates from zero to 60 in just 4.9 seconds, while fuel economy is lowered 1 mpg all around compared to the S.

The plug-in S E-Hybrid features a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 that works in parallel with an electric motor to produce a maximum of 416 hp and 435 lb-ft. Like many plug-in hybrids, the S E-Hybrid should be capable of driving in pure electric mode (about 14 miles) before the gas engine kicks in. Recharging a drained battery takes about 2.7 hours using the standard 3.6-kilowatt onboard charger and high-voltage current; an optional 7.2-kilowatt charger cuts that time in half. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 22 mpg combined (22 city/22 highway). Despite the fuel efficiency that its name suggests, the S E-Hybrid is no slouch on the track. This hot-rod hybrid made the zero-to-60-mph run in 5.2 seconds in recent Edmunds testing.

A turbocharged 4.8-liter V8 with 520 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque moves the Cayenne Turbo. Porsche says the Cayenne Turbo can make the zero-to-60-mph sprint in 4.2 seconds. The Turbo S ups the ante by boosting engine output to 570 hp and 590 lb-ft. This should further reduce the zero-to-60 time to an astounding 3.8 seconds. Both Turbos carry an EPA fuel economy rating of 17 mpg combined (14 city/21 highway).

In all versions of the Cayenne except the S E-Hybrid, a Sport Chrono package is offered, which shaves a tenth of a second from these zero-60 times when its launch control program is activated. The Turbo S comes equipped with Sport Chrono standard.

All Cayennes except the S E-Hybrid are rated to tow a healthy 7,716 pounds.

Safety
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. The standard "multi-collision brake system" automatically slows the vehicle down to 6 mph after an initial collision occurs in order to minimize further damage; note that the driver can override it by pressing the accelerator.

Available electronic safety features include front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a surround-view camera, a blind-spot monitor and lane departure warning. The optional adaptive cruise control system is bundled with a forward collision mitigation system that provides automatic pre-impact emergency braking if a collision is deemed imminent.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Cayenne S came to a stop from 60 mph in 106 feet, while a Cayenne S E-Hybrid stopped in 118 feet. Other Cayennes we have tested offer braking performance similar to the S. These are exceptional braking distances for an SUV.

Additional Information
It would be easy to dismiss the 2017 Porsche Cayenne as just an SUV with a fancy sports car badge. After all, do you really expect it to drive like a 911 and still carry a family, as well as a 50-inch television in the cargo area? Well, you shouldn't. But the Cayenne is nevertheless one of the best SUVs to drive and actually one of the most well-rounded luxury models, offering a little something for everyone. Well, everyone with an ample enough budget.

If you want the closest thing possible to a sports car SUV, order up the GTS or Turbo model, or at least specify an upgraded suspension or brake package. If you're after a winter sports-mobile, the Cayenne has standard all-wheel drive and plenty of roof space for racks — that should do the trick. Looking for a luxurious suburban runabout? It can be that, too, as a properly provisioned Cayenne with leather-wrapped everything and a liberal sampling of the options list will comfort and cosset you whether you're driving to work or to the dog park.

But, with so many variations, it can be difficult to figure out which is best for you. For the most part, each of the Cayenne models is tied to a different engine. There's the base Cayenne (300-horsepower V6, 20 mpg combined); the Cayenne S (420-hp turbocharged V6, 20 mpg combined); the Cayenne GTS (440-hp turbocharged V6, 20 mpg combined); Cayenne Turbo (520-hp turbocharged V8, 17 mpg combined); and Cayenne Turbo S (570-hp turbo V8, 17 mpg combined). The diesel-powered Cayenne has been discontinued, thanks to the Volkswagen Group's emissions cheating scandal. That means there really isn't an appealing fuel-saving version anymore. (We don't recommend the unrefined and irritating-to-drive Cayenne S E-Hybrid.)

There are changes for 2017, the most notable being the new PCM 4.0 touchscreen interface that boasts improved functionality as well as the ability to add optional Apple CarPlay functionality. There are also two new Platinum Edition models, which add a selection of popular options plus exclusive trim and 20-inch wheels to the base Cayenne and the E-Hybrid.

The Cayenne is not perfect, however. Its cargo capacity is small for its segment and there are a variety of optional features that should probably be standard, given its price point. That said, the Cayenne is one of our top recommended luxury SUVs. Let us help you find the one that's perfect for you.

2017 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Overview

What do people think of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Cayenne Hybrid 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Cayenne Hybrid.

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Cayenne Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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