The interior of the 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is generally well laid out with simple, classy appointments and materials, including the leather-covered cowl and door panels, and the silvery matte trim on the steering wheel and dash. Its PCM technology module is less impressive, however. Read full review
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We observed an average of 8 mpg when driving around in stop-and-go traffic: lower than the EPA's estimate of 12 mpg city. Read full review
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Our meteor gray, metallic 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo came with a base sticker price of $93,700. To that we added an eye-watering $4,145 for 21-inch sport wheels and some other options. Read full review
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The Cayenne Turbo's tiptronic gearbox can be shifted using the shifter or by notching one of the two plastic thumb-shifted paddles on either side of the steering wheel. We found shifting with the small steering-wheel-mounted thumb shifters to be more hassle than it was worth. Read full review
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The Turbo version of the Cayenne is distinguishable by the two power domes on its hood, as well as by its oversize front grille, which allows the car to suck in the air required for its intercooled twin turbochargers. Read full review
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The Cayenne Turbo features a full-color LCD display in the center of the instrument cluster, which shows arrows based on upcoming turns for navigation route guidance as well as basic trip and systems information. Read full review
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The Cayenne Turbo demonstrates some impressive driving dynamics in cornering, especially with the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) system and suspension both set to set to Sport mode. Drivers can configure drive mode, ride height, and suspension settings using controls in the center console. Read full review
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The Cayenne Turbo's most appealing feature is its quad-overhead-cam, 4.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8, which puts out 500 horsepower and propels the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Read full review
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The Porsche navigation interface comprises a bunch of black-plastic hard buttons surrounding a small, non-touch-screen display set low in the dash. Destinations must be entered using a spindly, push-in/rotary knob to the right of the screen, which can be used to input place names just one letter at a time. We found programming the system to be time-consuming and unintuitive. Read full review
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For MP3 and WMA discs, the Cayenne's audio system shows full ID3 tag information for artist, album, and song title. Read full review
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With its formidable on-track and off-road credentials, Porsche's SUV is one of the few cars that can truly claim to be sporty and utilitarian: the 5,600-pound behemoth can shift itself from standing to 60 mph in the same time as a Porsche Carrera coupe, and (separately) can tow as much trailer weight as a Land Rover LR3. Read full review
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An analog turbo pressure meter right of the speedometer shows how much bi-turbo boost the Cayenne is currently using. Read full review
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The Cayenne Turbo gets an as-standard Bose-branded surround-sound audio system hooked up to a single-disc, in-dash changer that can play CDs as well as MP3- and WMA-encoded discs. Read full review
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