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2008 Porsche Cayenne review and picture


Named after the pepper, it’s no surprise that the 2008 Porsche Cayenne has some spice, with its great performance on the road and its position among the top of the luxury sport utility vehicle class. It may not be the rugged choice for those that prefer a vehicle with more off the road capabilities, but it’s great for anybody who wants the looks of an SUV but doesn’t need to exploit its original purpose. Sporty, comfortable, and practical, the 2008 Porsche Cayenne is an excellent buying choice.

The Good:

  • tight performance
  • handles like a sports car
  • fun to drive
  • tows a lot

The Bad:

  • high price tag for options doesn’t help already high price tag for car
  • can’t store as much as the competition

The Porsche Cayenne wasn’t around for the 2007 model year, but it has a lot to show for its year out of the spotlight with its return for 2008. Lots of changes has been made, upping the overall experience with this great SUV. New direct fuel injection ups the power even to the engines that are on the weaker side, and updated suspension provides even better handling and improved performance. Lots of new features have been added to the list of possibilities, from standard to optional, but the exterior remains essentially the same.

A midsize luxury crossover sports utility vehicle, the 2008 Porsche Cayenne is available in four trims, named for their power trains. The base trim level of the Cayenne comes standard with:

  • V6 engine
  • 17 inch wheels
  • automatic climate control
  • 12 speaker sound system
  • foglamps
  • full power accessories
  • leather seating
  • trip computer
  • powe liftgate
  • manual transmission

Cayenne S, the next one up, adds:

  • V8 engine
  • 18 inch alloy wheels

Then is the Cayenne Turbo, which comes with:

  • turbocharged V8 engine
  • naviagtion system
  • active air suspension
  • aluminum body acents
  • front and back park assist
  • tilt and telescope wheel
  • bi-xenon adaptive headlights

No crash test results are available for the 2008 Porsche Cayenne, but it does come with many of the desired safety features. These include antilock disc brakes, electronic stability control, side curtain airbags, and a rollover sensor.


Fashun Guadarrama.

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