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2019 Porsche Cayenne: Badass in base form

Porsche's third-generation Cayenne lands with improved dynamics, a new base engine and fresh tech.

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For 2019, the Porsche Cayenne moves onto a new platform that's slightly longer and wider than its predecessor.

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Even though the new Cayenne is slightly bigger, Porsche manages to cut 120 pounds from the SUV thanks to the greater use of aluminum throughout the body.

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In addition to shaving weight, the aluminum beefs up the Cayenne's underpinnings.

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A new 3.0-liter turbocharged engine powers the base Cayenne making 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.

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The engine bolts to an updated eight-speed automatic transmission that provides quicker shift times.

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The drivetrain helps the Cayenne hit 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds according to Porsche.

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When using launch control, Porsche says the Cayenne can cover the quarter-mile in 14.2 seconds.

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The engine and transmission combo return an EPA estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

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Inside, infotainment is handled by the Porsche Communication Management system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. It come standard with navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay.

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The 2019 Porsche Cayenne begins at $65,700. Destination charges are an additional $1,250.

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