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2017 Porsche Cayenne

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New 2017 Porsche Cayenne at Len Stoler Porsche for Baltimore, MD

The Porsche Cayenne, one of the automaker’s best-selling models, continues into the 2017 model year with some updates and trim level changes. The midsized luxury SUV Cayenne is now available in Limited Edition and S E-Hybrid Platinum models. The Diesel Cayenne has been discontinued. All models have gotten an upgrade to the latest PCM 4.0 touchscreen infotainment system. The Cayenne comes in a wide variety, from a base level V6, to a powerful V8, to a plug-in hybrid. Overall, its handling is responsive and its interior is nothing but quality. If you are in the market for a truly impressive luxury SUV, the 2017 Cayenne is worth a look.

Under the Cayenne's Hood

While the Cayenne comes in a variety of engine options, they all use an eight-speed automatic transmission. It includes an automatic stop-start system for better mileage. All-wheel drive is standard as well. The base Cayenne gets its power from a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Cayenne S uses a performance-oriented engine. Its turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 will give you 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. The GTS Cayenne increases the output of this engine to 440 hp and 443 lb-ft. It accelerates from zero to 60 in just 4.9 seconds. Regardless of what trim level is chosen, drivers will get an SUV that has competent handling and responsive steering make it a rewarding SUV to drive.

Design of Porsche Cayenne

For the 2017 model year, buyers of the Cayenne can select from eight trim levels: Cayenne, S, S E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S, Platinum and S E-Hybrid Platinum Limited Edition models. At any trim level you will find a vehicle that is packed with standard features. Standard on the base level are 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, power-folding heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a 10-speaker audio system with a USB interface, and more. Bump up to the new Platinum Edition and you will get exclusive 20-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, wheel arch body extensions, high-gloss black exterior trim, auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, and a Connect Plus module for in-car Internet connectivity to name a few add-ons. The Cayenne S gets 19-inch wheels, speed-sensitive variable steering effort, a sunroof, driver memory settings and mirror-mounted turn signals. The list of options available for all trim levels is long, but they are organized into three main packages: Sport, Premium, and Premium Package Plus. Step inside the Cayenne and you will find a cozy cockpit, a logical center console layout, and soft-touch surfaces throughout. The rear seats recline and slide fore and aft to create extra rear cargo space. Maximum cargo space with the rear seatbacks lowered is a respectable 62.9 cubic feet.

Conclusions

Every 2017 Porsche Cayenne comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. A "multi-collision brake system" automatically slows the vehicle down to 6 mph after an initial collision occurs in order to minimize further damage. Other safety features available include front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a surround-view camera, a blind-spot monitor and lane departure warning. Unlike most other vehicles in this class, the Cayenne offers almost all of its high-end options on every trim level. The 2017 Cayenne is a sporty SUV, and with so many options available, you are sure the find the perfect match.