2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

At a Glance

Pricing $45,000 - $124,800
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.6l V6, 4.8l V8
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 11-14 (city), 17-20 (highway)

The Cayenne is a vehicle that many Porsche purists feel shouldn't exist. While the thought of a Porsche-badged SUV may have turned stomachs, it has been turning heads and turning in sales and profits for Porsche. The Cayenne range starts at just over $40,000 for a V6 model. Performance builds with sharp increases in price to the range-topping Turbo S model. The twin-turbocharged Turbo S makes 550hp, but bumps the sticker price well over $100k. This earns the Cayenne the dubious distinction of having one of the highest price spreads in the market. No matter which model you choose, the Cayenne is a solid SUV, capable of on and off-road performance.

What Changed:

The Turbo S rejoins the lineup. The twin-turbo V8 in the Turbo S is rated at 550-bhp, an increase of 50 horsepower over the Turbo model. The Turbo S wears 21-inch wheels shod with 295/35R21 tires.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Cayenne 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) M6 AWD $45,000
Cayenne 3.6l V6 (290-bhp) A6 AWD $45,000
Cayenne S 4.8l V8 (385-bhp) A6 AWD $60,000
Cayenne GTS 4.8l V8 (405-bhp) M6 AWD $71,600
Cayenne GTS 4.8l V8 (405-bhp) A6 AWD $71,600
Cayenne Turbo 4.8l V8 (500-bhp) A6 AWD $98,700
Cayenne Turbo S 4.8l V8 (550-bhp) A6 AWD $124,800