2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review: Master Of The Highway

The 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is not your ordinary midsize luxury crossover sports SUV. Now in its third generation, Porsche's original SUV is sharper, more luxurious, and vastly more capable than the very first of its kind, which made its debut back in 2003. Despite entering 2021 unchanged from the previous year, the Cayenne Turbo still offers class-leading performance and handling characteristics completely unbecoming of a car of its size. Powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 gas engine producing 541 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque, the Cayenne Turbo SUV will destroy the 0-60 mph sprint in only 3.9 seconds and do so while cradling its occupants in serene comfort. The 2021 Cayenne Turbo goes up against competitors such as the focused BMW X5 M and the exotic Maserati Levante GTS.

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2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2020 Cayenne Turbo?

The 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is completely unaltered compared to the 2020 model, save for a price increase from $126,500 to $127,800. The non-Turbo range sees the return of the GTS, but those lesser models are reviewed separately.

Pros and Cons

  • Tons of power
  • Refined ride
  • Impressive handling
  • Premium interior
  • It doesn't look like a turbo model
  • Six-figure starting price
  • Expensive options and subpar fuel economy

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Turbo
4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$126,500
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2021 Cayenne Turbo Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 194.0 in
  • Wheelbase 114.0 in
  • Height 65.9 in
  • Max Width 78.1 in
  • Front Width 66.5 in
  • Rear Width 65.8 in

Exterior Colors

  • Lava Orange +$3,150
  • Quartzite Grey Metallic
  • White
  • Black
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Biscay Blue Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic

2021 Cayenne Turbo Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

2021 Cayenne Turbo Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater

2021 Cayenne Turbo Trunk and Cargo Space

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2021 Cayenne Turbo Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    1 Years \ 10,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo a good SUV?

It would seem that everything Porsche touches turns to gold, whether it's a humble 2-door sports car, an all-electric executive, or even a 4-door SUV with the performance stats of a mid-90s supercar. As with the rest of the Cayenne range, the Turbo offers impeccable luxury and comfort but manages to entertain and stun with levels of performance usually reserved for flatter and lighter vehicles. The Turbo slots in below the S E-Hybrid power-wise but will still suck the air out of your lungs on a hard launch.

You won't find a safety rating for this premium cruiser, as nobody in the USA has put the 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo to review. But, according to consumer reports and J.D. Power, Porsche cars have superior reliability.

The 2021 model sees no significant changes, and to some, might look a bit too understated, but Porsche thankfully offers the sleeker Cayenne Coupe. Inside the cabin, the Cayenne Turbo SUV is built to perfection and features a large 12.3-inch infotainment display. It's practical, too, and offers tons of cargo space and ample passenger space. It may be pricey, but it is effortlessly good and more charming than the brutish BMW X5 M.

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