The Cayenne has always been indulging and sporty, and buyers shouldn’t expect anything less from the 2017 model. Additionally, the Cayenne will certainly bowl you over with a rewarding list of upscale features and technologies such as an exquisite and highly customizable interior, a wide array of engines, and an impressive handling. Its date of release should be expected in October 2017, at least according to various online sources.
With a variety of potent engines under the hoods of its trim models, buyers will certainly get something that meets their exact requirements. As of this writing, the power from the engines ranges from just a minimum of 240 horsepower to a maximum of about 570 horsepower. Although, there are some sources that indicate Porsche is in the process of creating the mother of all engines – an 800-hp juggernaut. The details are still scanty but our mules are investigating those claims, and will be made available once they are authenticated.
Beyond its engine, the cabin is stuffed with plenty of high-tech features and materials. With a brand like Porsche, it is obvious to expect a premium interior. The same is true for the new 2017 Porsche Cayenne. It is luxurious for any valet line. Also, you’ll get plenty of upscale features sets such as high-tech brake add-ons, drivetrain, and suspension details.
The only fault we have stumbled upon during nitpicking would be its modest cargo space. But who really cares! This is essentially a sports car and not an SUV or a station wagon, neither is it a sedan. As such, we don’t think its sales would be affected just because of a less voluptuous cargo space.
But let’s face the truth though, especially for those of us who would have to break the bank or dip into their children college funds just to get a taste of Porsche blissful experience. Tight budgeters would be better off with the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. You’ll still get agile engines, a head-turning exterior design and plenty of interior space for a lot lesser cost.
Other rivals that will offer the redesigned 2017 Porsche Cayenne a run for its money include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the 2017 BMW X5. All these vehicles offer premium features such as a truly excellent interior and latest tech tidbits. However, you won’t go wrong if you decide to stick with the costly 2017 Porsche Cayenne.
Offered Trims – Porsche Cayenne
The midsize Porsche Cayenne 2017 five-passenger SUV is available in Turbo S, Turbo, GTS, S E-Hybrid, S, Diesel, and the base model. These trims correspond to the engine beneath their hoods.
Interior Changes & 2017 Porsche Cayenne Exterior Colors
The Diesel and base versions of the Porsche Cayenne 2017 come standard with automatic dual-zone climate control, daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, HD radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, foglights, a 7” display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-folding heated mirror, xenon headlights, a cooled glove box, auxiliary audio jack, a 10-speaker premium sound system, a manually reclining and sliding rear seat, a power tailgate, heated power-folding mirrors, LED taillights, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rear privacy glass, and a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks.
Stepping up to the Cayenne S gets you an electronic steering adjustable wheel, turn signals mounted on mirrors, a sunroof, a variable speed steering effort, driver and passenger memory settings, a power adjustable steering wheel, and rear and front parking sensors.
Upgrading to the S E-Hybrid brings with it a 3.6kW onboard charger, an energy management display, remote access, suspension adaptive dampers, and a plug-in hybrid power system.
The GTS trim bundles an adjustable air suspension, unique exterior styling elements, and simulated partial suede upholstery, a selectable sport exhaust, 20” wheels, tinted taillights, and power front 14-way seats.
Still with us? The Turbo trim offers a 14-speaker Bose premium sound system, adaptive heated front seats, adaptive LED headlights, HD and satellite radio, heated rear seats, 18-way adaptive front heated seats, and a full leather interior.
At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the Cayenne which comes with a more powerful V8 engine, a rear side-to-side torque-vectoring differential, a carbon-fiber interior trim, PDCC, and PTV Plus.
On top of that, there are dizzying amounts of packages and options available for an extra cost.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6 in. (114 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.1 in. (191.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.7 in. (78.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 23.6 cu.ft. (max 62.9 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4488 lbs.
Top Speed: 151 mph
0-60: 5.4 sec
MPG: 19/24 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Carmine Red, Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, Meteor Grey Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Peridot Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Umber Metallic, White,,,
Towing Capacity: 7,716 lbs.
Porsche Cayenne For 2017 Engine Specifications
As of this writing, there are six confirmed engines under the hood of the various Porsche Cayenne 2017 trim models. To start off the engine array is the base 3.6L V6 engine. This engine is rated at 300 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque.
The Diesel model gets a 240 hp and 406 lbs. ft. of torque – generating turbocharged 3.0L diesel V6 engine. The S model gets an improved output of 420 horsepower and 406 lbs. ft. of torque from its turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine.
Stepping up to the GTS model gets you an output of 443lbs-feet of torque, and 440 hp. Porsche says you can get past 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
A supercharged 3.0L V6 lies under the hood of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid model. The combination achieves a total output of 416 horsepower and 435 lbs-feet of torque.
Finally, a 520 hp and 553 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 4.8L turbocharged V8 gets under the hood of the Cayenne Turbo.
Price & Porsche Cayenne 2017 Release Date
The new 2017 Porsche Cayenne is set to go for sale in October 2017, according to multiple sources. The same sources allege the window stickers will bear an MSRP ranging from $58,300, to about $77,200.