Porsche Cayenne Turbo / Turbo S Reliability

The Porsche Cayenne is a mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle produced by the Porsche brand since 2002, with North American sales starting in 2003. This is the first V8-engined Porsche since 1995. To compete against the Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG, Porsche built a Turbo and Turbo S version of the original Cayenne in 2006. Both the Turbo and Turbo S come with an automatic transmission, a locking differential, and height-adjustable, off-road suspension. 


Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Porsche Cayenne Turbo S are the top-of-the-line versions of the Cayenne featuring powerful engines as well as enhanced adjustable features. There is a twin-turbo V-8 with 541 horsepower under the hood of the Turbo. A combined electric motor and combustion engine provide 670 horsepower to the S E-Hybrid. With such adroit handling, you won’t even realize you’re driving an SUV because these SUVs are so easy to drive.


Some early Cayenne Turbo models were plagued by cracked plastic coolant pipes, which caused the engine to overheat. U.S. News & World Report rated the Cayenne Turbo 3.5 out of 5 for reliability, which means the 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is very reliable as well, if cared for and maintained properly. The turbo engine is powerful and smooth. As with all of the V8 Cayenne engines in the early years, it does have some issues.

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On both the Turbo and the Turbo S, a long list of driver-assistance technologies is standard, including forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and front and rear parking sensors. There are also a few active drivers aids available, including a night-vision system, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.

Depreciation Rate

After five years, the Porsche Cayenne will depreciate by 54% and have a resale value of $44,223. Cayennes are Porsche’s most popular SUV, and they sell a lot of them. 

Maintenance and Repair

Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S car owners can expect to pay around $1,200 in maintenance costs per year.


How many seats are in the Porsche Cayenne Turbo/Turbo S?    

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo/Turbo S is a car with 5 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: All Wheel Drive    

What is the horsepower in a Porsche Cayenne Turbo/Turbo S and does it have a turbo?    

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo/Turbo S has 541 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 with a displacement of 4.0 L The fuel system is: Gasoline Direct Injection.   

What type of wheels does it have?    

Porsche Cayenne Turbo/Turbo S has 21 X 9.5 inch Aluminum Front Wheels and 21 X 11 inch Aluminum Rear Wheels.

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