BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | SUVs & Wagons: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

It may be the Porsche that purists love to hate, but the Cayenne is also the brand’s biggest seller, because it offers all the conveniences of an SUV while retaining the character of a Porsche. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S ( is the top-of-the-line Cayenne, featuring the model’s highest levels of luxury and performance. With […]

Porsche Pulls the Wraps Off the “Purist” Cayenne

Like Porsche’s 911 sports car, which is currently available in 18 different models, from the merely excellent Carrera to the downright outrageous Turbo S Cabriolet, the company’s Cayenne sport-utility vehicle is all about choice. The second generation of Stuttgart’s indomitable SUV, introduced only last year, arrives in six distinct flavors. The latest, the $82,050 GTS, […]

FrontRunners: S Stands for Shush

The highway fuel consumption of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid ( rates just two mpg better than that of the 2011 Cayenne S—not a big splash for the automaker’s first-ever production hybrid vehicle. Porsche made more notable advances across the 2011 Cayenne lineup: a redesigned exterior with a longer wheelbase, increased cargo space, and […]

V-8 Power with V-6 Economy: Porsche’s Cayenne Hybrid

The Cayenne has been a source of significant consternation for Porsche purists since its debut in 2002. On one hand, a 5,000-pound-plus sport-utility vehicle seems downright sacrilegious from a German brand that built its reputation on lightweight sports cars. On the other hand, if it weren’t for the Cayenne’s sales success, those lightweight sporting cars […]

Feature: On the Dunes of Dubai

“On the gas! On the gas! On the gas!” my guide repeated as I shot up the side of a sand dune in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. I had left the highway only a few minutes earlier and was already sweating. Between the heat of the Dubai desert and the extraordinary requests I was […]