2016 Porsche Cayenne

Rating8.2

Ranked #4 in Midsize Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$58,300 - $74,800

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Key Spec of 2016 Porsche Cayenne
fuel economy

19/21/24

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

300 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Athletic handling

Hefty price tag

Base Cayenne, GTS, and Turbo S trim reintroduced to the 2016 lineup

Wide range of powertrain options is available 

Cramped cargo space

Plush and comfortable interior

High ownership costs

Numerous customization options

Excellent performance

2016 Porsche Cayenne Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 7, 2022

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The 2016 Porsche Cayenne for sale is a top-rated midsize luxury SUV known for its athletic handling, race-worthy performance, and comfortable interior. With more than six engine options, the Cayenne's acceleration range from good to quick to powerful. Every Cayenne seats five and has a standard all-wheel drive paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. After introducing the Cayenne S E- Hybrid plug-in last year, Porsche releases two new high-performance versions. The new Cayenne Turbo S with its 570 horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 rockets from 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds. The new Porsche Cayenne GTS slots between the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo. The GTS uses an upgraded V8 from S which brings the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 162 mph. Still, the base 2016 Cayenne with a 300-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine is a capable SUV that can go off-road, tow up to 7,700 pounds, and gets 19/24 mpg City/Highway.

2016 Porsche Cayenne For Sale

There are six 2016 Porsche Cayenne models to choose from. The base Cayenne is a well-equipped model that starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $58,300, excluding the $995 destination charge. The used Cayenne's average prices range from $45,900 to $87,600, which can save you a lot of money. The diesel costs a bit above $63,000 and is the most efficient model in the lineup. The 420 hp Cayenne S is a more popular choice that begins just under the $75,000 mark for which it brings more goodies and track-worthy performance. The higher models are differentiated by their performance specs. The new 2016 Cayenne GTS starting at $95,500 has 440 horsepower while the Cayenne Turbo starts at just under $115,000. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S starts around $157,300. Certainly, the 2016 Cayenne is one of the most expensive SUVs in its class with an average price of almost $59,000. 

2016 Porsche Cayenne Buying Advice

Porsche introduced a new Cayenne for the 2017 model year, having an average starting price of around $67,300 – that's about $7,900 more than the average price of a 2016 Cayenne. However, both these models are mostly similar. The 2017 update made enhancements to the infotainment system and added a new Cayenne Platinum trim. Also, the Cayenne received a mid-generation refresh for the 2015 model year. Still, we recommend you to go for a used 2016 Cayenne instead, as it offers a wider range of trims than the 2015 model, plus saves money over the newer 2017 model.

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Porsche introduced the Cayenne in 2002 to up the ante of the performance-oriented SUVs and absolutely nailed it with its sports-car-like performance and versatility of an SUV. the 2016 Cayenne is part of a generation that spans from 2011 through the 2018 model year. Moreover, it shares its platform with the Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7. The best-selling point of the Cayenne is its varied trim levels that offer multiple engine choices ranging from a V6 to V8. This large SUV offers a handsome interior, nicely contoured seats, a comfortable ride, and authoritative acceleration. The only downside is its high cost of ownership. Though we may remind you that the sportier Cayenne models trade-off with ride-quality due to bigger wheels and sports-tuned chassis. However, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) air suspension is an available option that offers a better ride body control. 


Over All Rating

8.2

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Trims

Base$58,300 onwards

  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite-Prep
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Front & rear fog/driving lights
  • Navigation system
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers

S$74,800 onwards

  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Parking assist

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2017 Porsche CayenneHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $600
Previous Price: $3798824 Jun 2022

2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$37,388
Est. $507/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,270 Below market
RMV: $42,658
Valley Stream, NY
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2015 Porsche CayenneHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $3495020 Aug 2021

2015 Porsche Cayenne S

S 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$34,450
Est. $467/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,549 Below market
RMV: $38,999
South San Francisco, CA
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2016 Porsche CayenneHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $3399527 Jul 2022

2016 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$31,995
Est. $434/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,250 Below market
RMV: $36,245
Garland, TX
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2017 Porsche Cayenne
25
Price Drop, $2917
Previous Price: $4851315 Jul 2022

2017 Porsche Cayenne SUV

Turbo S AWD

$45,596
Est. $619/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,857 Below market
RMV: $51,453
Bronx, NY
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2017 Porsche Cayenne
18
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $4350026 Jul 2022

2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

Platinum Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$43,000
Est. $583/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,544 Below market
RMV: $48,544
Rochelle Park, NJ
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2016 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$34,499
Est. $468/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,335 Below market
RMV: $38,834
Pompano Beach, FL
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2016 Porsche CayenneHome Delivery
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Price Drop, $434
Previous Price: $3697118 Jun 2022

2016 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$36,537
Est. $496/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,541 Below market
RMV: $41,078
Charlotte, NC
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2016 Porsche Cayenne
20
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $3749015 Jul 2022

2016 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

$36,490
Est. $495/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,560 Below market
RMV: $41,050
Freehold, NJ
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Price Drop, $197
Previous Price: $2999721 Jul 2022

2016 Porsche Cayenne S

S 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

$29,800
Est. $404/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,511 Below market
RMV: $33,311
Hortonville, WI
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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne is the second generation model introduced for the 2011 model year. For the 2016 model, the base, GTS, and Turbo S models return to the Cayenne lineup, giving you six trim choices. Its varied trim lineup offers four available engines including a V6, a diesel engine, a plug-in hybrid, and a twin-turbocharged V8. The 2016 Cayenne continues to be a comfortable and capable two-row midsize SUV that can tow up to 7,700 pounds. Not only this, but its power outputs range from 240 to 570 horses, with a decent combined gas mileage of up to 23 mpg.  In the luxury midsize SUV segment, the Porsche Cayenne competes against the likes of the BMW X6, and Mercedes Benz GLE 350.

2016 Porsche Cayenne Pricing

The base 2016 Porsche Cayenne starts at an MSRP of $58,300 while the top-spec Cayenne Turbo S is priced at $157,300. The base model comes with a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 with a standard all-wheel-drive that can drive the SUV to 60 mph in less than seven seconds. The used 2016 Cayenne's prices range from  about $45,900 to $87,600 depending on vehicle's condition, location, mileage, etc.


Buying Advice

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne's best value trim is the S. Starting at $74,800, the Cayenne S costs almost $16,000 more than the base model for which it swaps the base engine with a turbocharged V6. Though the base Cayenne is well-equipped, the S adds desired upgrades such as 19-inch wheels, speed-sensitive variable steering effort, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, and driver memory settings, and mirror-mounted turn signals. 

Out of the four main packages on the Cayenne, we recommend opting for the Sport Package adds the Sport Chrono package, 14-way power front seats with driver memory settings, sport exhaust, air suspension, and adaptive dampers.

Features
8.0/10

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne is available in a total of six trim levels and a plug-in hybrid model. the main difference between the Cayenne lineup corresponds to the engine under the hood: Base, Diesel, S, S E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S.

The base Cayenne models come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED taillights, water-repellent front side windows, a height-adjustable power liftgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a 10-speaker audio system with a 7-inch touch screen, and a navigation system, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity. All Cayenne models have a fuel-saving start/stop function. As far as safety features are concerned, there are six airbags, a full suite of electronic stability aids, and roadside assistance as a part of the warranty package.

Trims

Cayenne Base

MSRP (AWD)

$58,300

Engine

3.6-liter V-6

Key Features

Front Fog/Driving Lights

 

100 Watts Stereo Output

 

Power Steering

 

Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment

 

Bucket Front Seats

 

8 -Way Power Driver Seat

 

All-Season Tires

 

Sport Tailpipes

 

4 One-Touch Power Windows

The Cayenne's options list include four main packages. Though many of these features come standard on upper trim levels or included in these packages, you can order them as stand-alone options.

  • Infotainment package - Available on all but the Turbo and Turbo S. This package adds the Bose stereo, satellite radio, and integrated "online services".
  • Sport package - Available on the base, Diesel, S, S E-Hybrid, and Turbo models, it adds the Sport Chrono package, 14-way power front seats with driver memory settings, sport exhaust, air suspension, and adaptive dampers.
  • Premium Package - Available on all trims except Turbo S, this package adds interior and exterior amenities such as Power Steering Plus extended LED accent lighting, adaptive xenon headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and 14-way power heated and ventilated front seats with memory functions. 
  • Premium Package Plus - It adds adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, heated rear seats, power rear window sunshades, and a blind-spot monitor to the Premium package.
Engine and Performance
7.9/10

The base 2016 Porsche Cayenne is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 300 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. Porsche claims the entry-level model goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Though these are not earth-shattering numbers, still, there is adequate power for daily driving and highway cruising. All 2016 Cayennes use an 8-speed automatic transmission which comes with a dedicated manual mode for a sporty driving experience. 

Regardless of the engine choice, the Porsche Cayenne's flawless handling and exquisite steering feel make it a gold standard among sports SUVs. For its size and dimensions, the Cayenne is agile around the corners with little to no body roll, especially when equipped with the PDCC system. In all versions of the Cayenne, a Sport Chrono package is offered, which reduces the 0-60 times by a tenth of a second when its launch control program is activated. All Cayennes except the S E-Hybrid are rated to tow a 7,716 pounds.

Models

2016 Porsche Cayenne

2016 BMW X6

2016 Mercedes Benz GLE 350

MSRP

$58,300

$60,600

$53,600

Engine

3.6-liter V-6

3.0-liter I-6

3.5-liter V-6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

300 hp @ 6,300 RPM

300 hp @ 5,800 RPM

302 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

300 lb.-ft. @ 1,300 RPM

273 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.3

5.7

7.5

Quarter mile (sec)

NA

15.4

15.5

Braking 60-0 MPH (ft.)

106

108

112

The BMW X6 generates similar power to the Cayenne and marginally more torque than the latter as well. Not so surprisingly, the X6 is a lot quicker than the Cayenne. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 has slightly more power output than the Cayenne but is slightly slower than the latter. 

Available engine options:

  • 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (Cayenne S): 420 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque 
  • 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (Cayenne GTS): 440 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 (Cayenne Diesel): 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (Cayenne Turbo): 520 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (Cayenne Turbo S): 570 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque
Fuel Economy
7.9/10

The EPA estimates the fuel economy of the base 2016 Cayenne to be 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined. The ratings are commendable for the power and performance on offer. The Porsche gets a sizable 26 gallons of gas tank capacity which offers an impressive driving range of around 633 miles on the highway.

However, the most-efficient Cayenne is the diesel model, which offers a fuel economy of 23 mpg combined (20/29). With a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 + electric motor, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid delivers EPA estimated 22 mpg combined, 47 MPGe in pure electric mode. It's no slouch either and goes from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

Model

2016 Porsche Cayenne

2016 BMW X6

2016 Mercedes Benz GLE 350

MPG (city)

19

18

17

MPG (highway)

24

25

22

MPG (combined)

21

21

19

Fuel capacity(gallon)

26.4

22.4

24.6

Range(mi.)(city/highway)

501/633

403/560

418/541

The 2016 Cayenne GTS returns 16/23 mpg while the most powerful Cayenne model, theTurbo S is rated at 14/21 mpg. The BMW X6 has marginally lower gas mileage ratings than the Cayenne. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 takes the third spot here, and its fuel economy ratings do disappoint considering the performance it has on tap. 

Interior
8.5/10

The 2016 Cayenne's cabin is instantly recognizable with Porsche's interior design aesthetic supported by fine quality materials including leather, wood, faux suede, or carbon fiber. There is a common three-spoke steering wheel design along with buttons and controls mounted on either side of the wheel. With a cockpit-style interior layout, the Cayenne takes care of front- and rear passengers alike. However, the center console houses more than 50 buttons, switches, and knobs which can be confusing. Also, the 7-inch touchscreen feels dated as compared to newer rivals.

The standard eight-way powered seats are comfortable enough for most people, however, the eighteen-way powered seats are available for those who want their seating position to be precise to their liking. The rear reclining seats offer sliding features to create extra cargo space.

Model

2016 Porsche Cayenne

2016 BMW X6

2016 Mercedes Benz GLE 350

Cargo Volume in trunk (cu.-ft.)

23.7

26.6

38.2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/58.9/NA

38.3/59.9/40.4

40.4/58.5/40.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

NA

37.2/57.0/35.9

38.5/58.4/38.4

Behind the second row, the Cayenne has 23.6 cubic feet of luggage capacity, which is average for a midsize crossover SUV. On folding the rear seatbacks, you get a respectable maximum cargo volume of 62.9 cubic feet. The Turbo drops this maximum space to 60.2 in total. Also, the air suspensions lower the cargo's liftover height by a few inches.

The BMW X6 has a luxurious and tech-rich cabin like the Cayenne, but it is quite impractical owing to the cramped rear seats. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 has an impressively spacious cabin here with a generous amount of headroom and legroom for all the passengers. The Land Rover LR4 has the most spacious cabin here and has an extravagant amount of headroom on offer owing to its high roofline. Some interior features are:

  • 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and front co-passenger seat
  • A power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Driver memory settings
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim(optional)

How intuitive is the 2016 Porsche Cayenne’s infotainment unit?

The base 2016 Cayenne comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with the PCM interface. It offers a majority of the infotainment and connectivity options along with fluid and user-friendly interface. Some of the features on offer with the higher trim levels are a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system, satellite radio, and HD radio among other features. Some infotainment features are:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • A Burmester or Bose surround-sound stereo
  • Satellite radio
  • HD Radio 
  • Smartphone integration system

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Exterior
8.5/10

From the exterior point of view, the 2016 Cayenne looks unmistakably Porsche - hinting at Cayenne's speed and performance focus. Porsche has not made too many styling changes to the Cayenne since its launch, still today the SUV offers a sleek and modern appearance. Design-wise, it has almost a coupe-like sloping front and rear design borrowed from the 911. The sloping rear roofline does, however, mean reduced headroom at the back.

Model

2016 Porsche Cayenne

2016 BMW X6

2016 Mercedes Benz GLE 350

Length(in)

191.1

192.0

189.1

Width(in)

78.7

78.1

75.8

Height(in)

67.4

66.5

70.7

Ground clearance (in)

8.5

8.1

NA

Wheelbase (in)

114.0

115.5

114.8

Track width (in) F/R

65.2/65.7

64.7/67.2

64.7/65.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,488

4,630

4,751

The BMW X6 has the most practically inconvenient yet visually appealing design here with its sloping roofline at the rear. It also offers a decent ground clearance to take on some rugged terrains as well. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 has the most aggressive design here with its head-turning front-end design. 

Moreover, it is pretty easy to identify different Cayenne models, just by looking at the brakes. Black calipers on the Diesel model, silver for the Cayenne S and SE Hybrid, and red for the high-performance Turbo and GTS models. The Turbo S has yellow ceramic brakes as standard. The Turbo models have quad-exhaust pipes and a larger trapezoidal grille. Some exterior features are:

  • Sun/Moonroof (Optional)
  • Running Boards (Optional)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Power-folding heated mirrors
Safety
8.5/10

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne has not been tested by any federal safety rating agencies including the IIHS and NHTSA. Porsche offers a wide range of safety techs and strong build quality offer absolute peace of mind. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, and full-length side curtain airbags as standard. Also, the "multi-collision brake system" is standard as well, which automatically slows down the vehicle to a crawl of 6 mph in case of an initial collision, to reduce further damage.

Few salient safety features include:

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Rear Door Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front And Rear Head Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
Competition
7.9/10

2016 Porsche Cayenne vs 2016 BMW X6

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne makes its mark over the 2016 BMW X6 when it comes to luxury and comfort. The BMW emphasizes more on performance and ergonomics. The X6 takes the point with the athletic bodywork but the Porsche makes amends with better interiors and luxury.

The 2016 X6 comes across a shortage of utility, this works as an advantage for Porsche. With a plugin hybrid variant, the Porsche Cayenne offers more like a model line than compared to the BMW X6.

2016 Porsche Cayenne vs 2016 Mercedes Benz GLE-Class

The two German stalwarts draw a close comparison as luxury SUVs. However, it’s the Mercedes Benz GLE-Class that takes the first point with a tech-savvy luxury experience. When it comes to performance, it is the 2016 Porsche Cayenne that tops the 2016 Mercedes Benz GLE-class. Porsche also offers more variety to choose from with the plugin hybrid cayenne.

Mercedes lacks the hybrid powertrain variant and loses a point here. However, the Mercedes Benz compensates with signature Star aftermarket services rated better than Porsche aftermarket. Overall, the Mercedes Benz GLE-Class comes out on the top over the Porsche Cayenne as a luxury SUV by a fine margin.

Final Verdict

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne has the performance to excite even the dullest of souls along with exquisite comfort and luxury to pamper the most spoiled of people. The SUV might not always make perfect sense, but it makes up for it by being extremely fun and luxurious to drive. Additionally, Porsche provides enough options and packages to customize the Cayenne precisely to one's liking and make it truly their own. It's one of the finer choices among SUVs, one that would suit the gentleman in you perfectly.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$58300

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

220 cu in

horse power

300 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

dimensions
length

191.1 in

wheelbase

114 in

width

78.7 in

curb weight

4488 lbs

Height

67.4 in

Ground Clearance

8.5 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

62.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

19/21/24 mpg

highway range

633.60 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.


Porsche Cayenne 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$63,256
5 Year Cost To Own
$86,593
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $86,593
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$9,165$6,869$5,613$6,289$5,496$33,432
Insurance$1,595$1,651$1,709$1,768$1,830$8,553
Fuel$3,038$3,129$3,222$3,319$3,419$16,127
Maintenance$114$1,229$1,033$3,936$2,030$8,342
RepairsNANANA$1,465$2,249$3,714
Financing Interest$3,402$2,736$2,025$1,267$458$9,888
Taxes and Fees$5,238$387$342$305$265$6,537
Total Cost-To-Own$22,552$16,001$13,944$18,349$15,747$86,593
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