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2005 Porsche Cayenne Mid-Size Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle

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2005 Porsche Cayenne Mid-Size Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle

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True to its name, the Cayenne is one spicy ride

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Performance

Porsches are known for their superior performance, and the Cayenne operates more like a car than almost any other Sport-Ute on the market.

Dropping the “S” and a few horsepower, the ‘05 base Cayenne comes Standard with a 3.2-liter, V6 that pumps out 247-horsepower and 229 lb.-ft. of torque. Though the V6 is a little low on grunt (when compared to the other two engines), its six-speed, manual transmission does make it possible to use most of that power very efficiently, so its ride is fun too. At this level the VW Touareg and the Cayenne compete neck in neck.

The Cayenne is high tech in every aspect, and its safety features �' ones other manufacturers charge excessive prices for �' come standard on even the base model. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) states that the Cayenne’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system reduces fatal, single-vehicle crash risk by about 56 percent, make it an appealing choice for families and thrill seekers alike.

The Cayenne S and Turbo each house beefy 4.5-liter, V8 engines with Dual Overhead Cams in both. The Cayenne S ups the horsepower to 340 at 6,000 RPM and boosts the torque to 310 lb.-ft. The turbo-charged model gives drivers 450 ponies at 6,000 RPM to play with. With 460 lb.-ft. of torque, the Turbo throws you back into your seat for a thrilling ride on winding roads.

The Cayenne S provides a Tiptronic transmission system. The system enables the driver to shift gears at the RPM of their choice, using small paddles on the back of the steering wheel to change gears, like an F1 race car.

There is no clutch pedal to operate, and it’s a blast to use with fast shifting. The superior manumatics of this type are BMW’s Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) and Audi’s Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG.) We would love to see the Audi DSG in the Cayenne. Now that would be something!

Ride and Handling

The Cayenne has a smooth ride that comes from a low center of gravity, and safety features keep the wheels on the pavement. Most rollover accidents occur when a driver attempts to avoid a hazard and loses control during a panic maneuver because they over-correct for the situation and increase the vehicle’s instability. The folks at “Porsche Driving Experience” (PDE) at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, demonstrated how the Cayenne’s safety features help with wet and dry handling, on both a wet and a dry skid pad. The instructors from PDE Barber also had us tow a Porsche 911 around on a trailer to show how these features prevent nightmares like jack-knifing and rollover. PDE also simulated an emergency lane change-maneuver and panic stops on wet and ...

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