The Cayenne is the car that saved Porsche and showed people that a crossover doesn’t have to be bulky and non engaging to drive. Instead, it is by far one of the best cars to drive in its class as well as one of the fastest and the latest update of the car, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV makes no exception. This latest model is also going to be the last one before the all new model will be released in the early 2017 and it does come with quite a few features that are meant to make it an even better deal than before.
The car is still using the same old platform as before which is not really the most efficient or the most rigid out there but thanks to the work Porsche put into the car, it drives and feels a lot better than even some sports cars which is not an easy feat to achieve for a car that weighs as much as 5,000 pounds in the top tier trim levels.
2016 Porsche Cayenne Price
The price is quite good for what it has to offer, so a base model will start close to $60,000 while a high performance version is going to top out at more than $100,000.
While Porsche did not say for how much time this last version of the car will be available, it is safe to assume that they will continue selling it until the new model will be ready for the market, some time in the mid of 2017.
Porsche Cayenne Engine
Engine wise, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne comes with quite a few different engines, all meant for very specific types of people. The base model gets a 3.6 liter VR6 naturally aspirated petrol engine which makes up to 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.
This is reasonably powerful for the car’s size and it is nice to drive thanks to the large amount of torque available from as low as 3,000 rpm. Further up the range, the S and the GTS models both get an all new 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged V6 which offers 420 and 440 horsepower respectively and 370 or 440 lb-ft of torque.
The European market also gets a couple of more engines which really set the Cayenne apart from the rest. The Turbo and Turbo S models get a 4.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 520 or 570 horsepower and between 550 and 590 lb-ft of torque which allow it to get to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds and get to a maximum top speed of over 170 MPH.
There are also two different diesel engines available with outputs ranging from 240 and 380 horsepower. All engines only come mated to an 8 speed automatic and all wheel drive with the only exception being the base European model which also receives a 6 speed manual.
Exterior of 2016 Porsche Cayenne
On the outside, the latest Cayenne is not that different from the car released back in 2010 and if we take a look at Porsche’s other models then we can see why. Most of their designs are evolutions of the older cars which is perfectly fine because they give people a continuity with their models.
The front end is nicely shaped with Porsche’s trademark headlights and large intake design while at the back it does depart from the rest of the range with a really clean look and a large tailgate.
Interior of Porsche Cayenne
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV is offering the same interior as it did a few years ago but this time around the car boasts a much better infotainment and navigation unit as well as it can be had with better seats for the top end models.