2018 Porsche Cayenne


Ranked #7 in Midsize Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$66,700 - $77,400

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Key Spec of 2018 Porsche Cayenne
fuel economy


fuel type

Premium Unleaded (required)


300 hp @ 6300 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Precise handling

Small cargo area

No major changes

Powerful engine options

Busy control layout is distractive

Top-notch interior quality

Loads of customization options

2018 Porsche Cayenne Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 7, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Slotting above the smaller Macan, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne is the top-ranking midsize crossover that comes standard with all-wheel drive and is available for sale in gas or plug-in hybrid versions. With a broad range of appeal, the SUV focuses on strong engine performance, superb ride and handling, and a luxurious interior that is next to none. To our surprise, the Cayenne also has an above-average fuel economy rating in the class, considering its size and performance. With its finely crafted interior, there are plenty of personalization options - a wide array of colors, wheels, interior materials, trim elements, and performance-related upgrades. However, it's a Porsche, and these options will send the price skyrocketing. The standard Cayenne boasts 300 horsepower V6 engine, and a 5.9-second 0-60 mph time. Before leaping into a Cayenne GTS, the Cayenne S makes 420 hp from a similar turbo V-6 and runs up to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The top-range Cayenne Turbo S is powered by a thunderous 4.8-liter V-8 for a 4.0-second run up to 60 mph.

2018 Porsche Cayenne For Sale

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is available for sale in seven trim levels: base, Platinum Edition, Cayenne S, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Turbo, and Turbo S configurations. The original Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the base 2018 Cayenne starts at $60,600, excluding the destination while the top-shelf Turbo S models have a sticker price of almost $100,000 more than the base version, priced at $161,600. The average price for the used 2018 Cayenne is around $66,800, with the base model boasting a long list of standard equipment such as a 7.0-inch touchscreen, 18-inch wheels, leather seating surfaces, and more. The used 2018 Cayenne's average selling price ranges from $55,700 to $101,300 depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location. Shoppers can save $14526 on a used 2018 Porsche Cayenne model, while it is estimated to depreciate 54% after 5 years and have a 5-year resale value of $44,223.

2018 Porsche Cayenne Buying Advice

Since Porsche fully redesigned the Cayenne for 2019, the newer model has a stronger base engine and more advanced safety features such as traffic sign recognition and more. Buy a used 2018 model which likely has a lower price or if you want the range-topping Turbo S, as this high-performance model isn't part of the 2019 lineup. The 2018 Cayenne is a second-generation model that was introduced in 2011. For a good price and features, we recommend the 2017 Cayenne as there are no major changes made for 2018. For efficiency-minded shoppers, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the right pick that can be identified by its neon green trim pieces and brake calipers. 

2018 Porsche Cayenne Latest Updates

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  • Jan' 20, 2022 : 2022 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition Announced Starting At $79,000 Read More »
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2018 Porsche Cayenne

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne also comes equipped with loads of safety features but lacks any safety ratings from any agencies. No matter how good the Porsche Cayenne is, there are still some drawbacks to keep in mind. High ownership costs and a busy center console layout puts the score down. The 2018 model is still every bit a Porsche that rivals the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

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Platinum Edition$66,700 onwards

  • 14-Speaker Bose surround-sound audio system
  • 20-Inch wheels
  • Auxiliary climate system
  • Two-Tone leather upholstery

S$77,400 onwards

  • 19-Inch wheels
  • Driver-Seat memory functions
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Speed-Sensitive variable steering
  • Sunroof


Used 2018 Porsche Cayenne For Sale

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2017 Porsche Cayenne
Price Drop, $2917
Previous Price: $4851315 Jul 2022

2017 Porsche Cayenne SUV

Turbo S AWD

Est. $619/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,857 Below market
RMV: $51,453
Bronx, NY
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2019 Porsche Cayenne
Price Drop, $1214
Previous Price: $6210922 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $826/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,372 Below market
RMV: $68,267
Greenwich, CT
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2018 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

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

Est. $604/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,276 Below market
RMV: $49,771
Great Neck, NY
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2019 Porsche CayenneHome Delivery
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $6799416 Oct 2021

2019 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $895/mo
Good Deal
$6,855 Below market
RMV: $72,849
Richmond Hill, NY
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2019 Porsche Cayenne
Price Drop, $2500
Previous Price: $5549826 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $719/mo
Good Deal
$5,464 Below market
RMV: $58,462
Monrovia, CA
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2017 Porsche CayenneHome Delivery
Price Drop, $510
Previous Price: $3650022 Jul 2022

2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

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

Est. $488/mo
Good Deal
$3,646 Below market
RMV: $39,636
Murrieta, CA
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2019 Porsche Cayenne
Price Drop, $2000
Previous Price: $6089823 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $799/mo
Good Deal
$5,930 Below market
RMV: $64,828
Los Angeles, CA
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2019 Porsche CayenneHome Delivery
Price Drop, $2297
Previous Price: $6224703 Jul 2022

2019 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Est. $813/mo
Good Deal
$5,975 Below market
RMV: $65,925
Verona, NJ
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2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

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

Est. $570/mo
Good Deal
$4,228 Below market
RMV: $46,223
Naperville, IL
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Colors and Styles

2018 Porsche Cayenne in Black color

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne marks the last year of the second-generation Cayenne, before the debut of the third generation in 2019. The Cayenne is a performance everyday SUV, and it's good at it. The base model is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that outputs 300 hp and comes mated to an 8-speed transmission. The car gets AWD as standard across all trim levels and actually is offered in six trim levels, most of which will be covered in a separate review. The Cayenne has excellent steering and handling, and its due economy is good as well, considering its size and weight.

2018 Porsche Cayenne S

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is priced at $60,600, which is quite a premium over its fancy luxury rivals. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne goes up against the likes of the 2018 Audi Q7, the 2018 BMW X5, and the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. Except for the Land Rover which is as exquisite as the Cayenne and more expensive, these cars offer mostly similar equipment options to the Cayenne, but are priced much cheaper and have lower ownership costs.

Buying Advice

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne S trim is the best option to go for. It is pretty well balanced in terms of performance and fuel savings, and also has loads of creature comforts on the inside apart from the usable practical equipment. The optional equipment list is long, and we recommend the Sport Chrono package and the Porsche Connect Plus package.


The 2018 Porsche Cayenne lineup comprises six different trim levels: base, Platinum Edition, S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S. These trims mostly differ by engine size and horsepower training along with a few upgrades and options. 

The entry-level 2018 Cayenne carries a Manufactured suggested retail price of $60,600, excluding the $1,050 destination charge. The Platinum Edition bumps the price slightly and begins at around $66,700. The more powerful Cayenne S starts at just over $77,400. However, the three high-performance models are considerably expensive, the 440-horsepower Cayenne GTS costs $98,600, the 520-horsepower Cayenne Turbo at $118,100, and the fastest Cayenne - Turbo S is priced at $161,600.

  Base Platinum Edition S
MSRP $60,600 $66,700 $77,400
Key Features   Adds to the base Cayenne Adds/Replaces features on the base Cayenne
  Power-folding heated mirrors Special exterior trim Sunroof
  Power tailgate 20-inch wheels Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  Partial leather upholstery Other options Driver-Seat Memory Settings
  7-inch central touchscreen    
  • The base Cayenne comes equipped with a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine, dual-zone climate control, power front seats, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, Xenon headlights, and a 7-inch touchscreen.
  • The Platinum edition comes with the base V6 and adds unique interior, and exterior features such as Alcantara leather seating inserts, heated front seats, a 14-speaker Bose premium audio system, 20-inch wheels, and front and rear parking sensors.
  • The Porsche Cayenne S gets a 420-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine and additionally, standard equipment such as a sunroof are among the Cayenne S trim's extras. 
  • The Porsche Cayenne GTS comes with a 440-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 and is equipped with a Sport Design package, an active air suspension system, Alcantara interior trim, and bigger 20-inch wheels.
  • The Porsche Cayenne Turbo has a 520-horsepower 4.8-liter V8 while buying the Cayenne Turbo S' V8 will get you a thunderous exhaust note and 570 horsepower on tap.
Engine and Performance

"The Porsche Cayennne is serious about its performance,  regardless of how big it is." -TheCarConnection

The 2018 Cayenne's base model comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine offering 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The base engine is respectable and takes the SUV from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds (7.0-seconds with Sports Chrono Package). If you want a turbocharged Cayenne, opt for the 420-horsepower Cayenne S or the 440 hp GTS. Every model comes equipped with a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

2018 Porsche Cayenne Engine

The 8-speed automatic transmission on the Cayenne is excellent, and shifts are smooth without any delay. The engine is refined and smooth. The 2018 Cayenne's responsive steering and perfectly-tuned suspension add to the charm of this sporty SUV.

The driving dynamics are on point, and the linear power delivery with the slick gearbox improves things even more. The handling for a car of this size is impressive. Driving this in the city will not be an issue, due to the supremely balanced chassis and the well-tuned suspension setup.


2018 Porsche Cayenne

2018 BMW X5

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2018 Audi Q7







3.6L V6 Turbo 3.0L I-6 Supercharged 3.0L V6 Supercharged 3.0L V6


8-Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Drivetrain AWD RWD 4WD AWD


300 hp @ 6300 RPM

300 hp @ 5800 RPM

340 hp @ 6500 RPM

333 hp @ 5500 RPM


295 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

300 lb-ft @ 1200 RPM

332 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM

325 lb-ft @ 2900 RPM

0-60 mph (sec)

7.3 6.5 6.7 6.6

Quarter mile

15.4 15 14.6 14.9

Top speed (mph)



153 152

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne braking setup consists of an a13.8-inch front brake rotor and a 13-inch rear brake rotor. The car's curb weight stands at 4486 lbs, and the base Cayenne stops from 60 mph to a standstill within a distance of 126 feet. This is quite slow for an SUV of this segment, as rivals perform better.

2018 Porsche Cayenne brakes

You can opt for the available performance upgrades like a Sport Chrono package, a sport exhaust system, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (an active anti-roll system), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, a rapidly adjusting active suspension system, and an adjustable air suspension. The 2018 Cayenne can tow up to 7,716 pounds when properly equipped.

Fuel Economy

According to EPA, the Porsche Cayenne's base engine delivers 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. The 2018 Cayenne S manages 17 mpg in the city, and 24 mpg on the highway. These ratings are good in the luxury midsize SUV class. Every model comes with 26.4 gallons of fuel tank capacity, which allows a driving range of more than 600 miles on the highway. The 2018 Cayenne uses a Premium unleaded fuel type.


2018 Porsche Cayenne SUV

2018 BMW X5

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2018 Audi Q7

MPG (city)





MPG (highway)





MPG (combined)





Fuel Capacity (gallons) 26.4 22.4 27.3 22.5
Range (city/highway) (miles) 475.2/633.6 403.2/560 464.1/627.9 427.5/562.5

The least efficient car with a combined mileage of 19 mpg is the Range Rover thanks to its supercharger and more power output. The BMW X5 and the Q7 have the same mileage at 21 mpg combined, which is the best among these four. The Q7 is the most efficient in the city with its 19 mpg mileage, whereas the X5 and the Q7 are the most efficient on the highway with a mileage of 25 mpg.

The Range Rover has the most fuel capacity at 27 gallons and this gives it a range similar to the Cayenne. Despite being very fuel-efficient, the X5 and the Q7 do not provide the kind of range the Range Rover and the Cayenne provide. Most city range and highway range is on the Cayenne itself.


"The Porsche Cayenne is comfortable for a crowd, but it may not be as spacious as the size woud indicate ." - TheCarConnection

The 2018 Cayenne's interiors are like every other Porsche car: excellent in terms of build quality and luxury. Inside, the Cayenne boasts seamless panels with no gaps, soft-touch surfaces, and a variety of trim-finished surfaces. The materials in the cabin such as finely stitched leathers, sumptuous wood inlays, and metal accents are of high quality, and the overall fit and finish of the Cayenne's interiors are next to none.

Like all Porsche models, the Cayenne offers a full range of customization options with a variety of upholsteries and unique exterior colors. This also includes two-tone interior schemes with unique contrast stitching, colored seatbelts, and interior trim ranging from wood and metal to carbon fiber.

2018 Porsche Cayenne front seats

The five-seater Porsche Cayenne has a quiet interior, with no outside noises leaking into the cabin. There are a ton of front-seat designs on offer, and all these seats offer similar levels of cushioning and comfort. Even the bolstering and back support is excellent, which can make the Cayenne a great car for long journeys.

The rear seat comes with reclining and sliding functionality, and the 40/20/40 split function makes the rear a great comfortable place to sit for hours in. Rear passengers will also enjoy sliding and reclining the rear seats and a pair of LCD screens that are attached to the backs of the front-seat head restraints. Ingress and egress are easy, thanks to the car's wide and large doors, which are not very heavy to open or close. Visibility throughout the cabin is excellent, thanks to the large side windows and broad windshield. 


2018 Porsche Cayenne 

2018 BMW X5

2108 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2018 Audi Q7

Passenger capacity





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





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


38.8/60/36.6 39.1/59.5/37


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





Cargo capacity (cu-ft)


35.8 27.5


Maximum cargo capacity (cu-ft)


76.7 62.2


The 2018 Cayenne has a cargo capacity of 23.7 cu-ft, which is quite below par. With the rear row folded down, the maximum cargo capacity stands at 62.9 cu-ft. A power liftgate and a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat come standard while an air suspension system, which can be used to lower the SUV for easier loading is optional.

2018 Porsche Cayenne rear seats

Some interior features on the Cayenne are:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Eight-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim (opt)
  • Partial/Full leather upholstery
  • Front sport seats (opt)
  • Heated steering wheel (opt)

For entertainment, the Cayenne has Porsche's PCM 4.0 infotainment system. This is a very simple and user-friendly system, thanks to the straightforward layout that makes navigating through the various menu options an easy task. The touchscreen is quick at responses and has a fluid motion to ts working. The infotainment system on the Cayenne has more optional features than any other SUV in this segment. Standard features include satellite radio, USB/auxiliary input, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, navigation, and a 10-speaker audio system. There is also a 4.8-inch driver information display on offer.

2018 Porsche Cayenne dash and infotainment

Some other infotainment features include:

  • AM/FM stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Radio Data system
  • Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment ($2,590)
  • Bose Surround sound system ($1,690)
  • Burmester High-End Surround sound system ($5,700)

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne's exterior gets no changes this year, and this second-generation model has an athletic stance and sports car proportions. There are a few design cues that come straight from the 911. Porsche made it easy to identify Cayenne models by simply focusing on the brakes - Silver on the Cayenne S and S E Hybrid, red on the high-performance Turbo and GTS models, and yellow ceramic brake on the Turbo S models.

Upfront, the Cayenne features the same quad headlight as seen on other Porsche cars. The grille is wide and is complemented with foglights just under. From the side, the car's crossover styling is very evident, and every angle shows the rounded muscular shape of the Cayenne that emits vibes of a sports car. The huge wheels with the deep wheel arches suit well with the car's dimensions, and there are a few good options for rim design as well.

2018 Porsche Cayenne three quarters front view

The rear of the car is very simple, with a roof-mounted spoiler and oval-shaped taillights that remind us again of the Porsche performance coupes. The Cayenne gets black brake calipers, whereas the Cayenne S gets silver calipers. Dimensionally, the Cayenne has a curb weight of around 4488 lbs, is 191 inches long, nearly 79 inches wide, and 67.5 inches tall. The car has a ground clearance of 8.5 inches, with a wheelbase of 114 inches. The car also comes with loads of optional exterior equipment as well. 


2018 Porsche Cayenne SUV

2018 BMW X5 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2018 Audi Q7

Curb weight (lbs.)

4488 4680















69.4 71


Ground clearance (in)


8.2 7.9


Wheelbase (in)





Track width (in) F/R





Dimensional differences between the Cayenne, X5, and Range Rover Sport are not easy to make out. The Q7 is substantially longer, at nearly 200 inches. The Range Rover and the Cayenne have the most width, which also explains the roomy open seating in the Cayenne. The Range Rover is the tallest with a height of 71 inches. The Q7 has the longest wheelbase. The Cayenne is the lightest car here, whereas the Q7 is the heaviest.

2018 Porsche Cayenne three quarters rear view

Some key exterior features of the Porsche Cayenne are:

  • Foglights
  • Sunroof
  • 18-inch/19-inch alloy wheels
  • Xenon headlights
  • Power tailgate
  • Roof-mounted spoiler

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne has not been crash-tested by either the NHTSA or the IIHS, so there are no safety ratings available. However, the Cayenne gets an impressive list of active safety features available. 

2018 Porsche Cayenne Platinum edition

Available advanced safety features:

  • Rear-view camera
  • Forward Collision warning
  • Lane departure warning with active lane control
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Surround-view camera system
  • ParkAssist Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Hill-descent control

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2018 Porsche Cayenne v 2018 BMW X5

The 2018 BMW X5 is a better car than the Cayenne in most terms. The X5 is quicker than the Cayenne, has a powerful engine, and also has better braking performance. The BMW X5 also is more fuel-efficient than the Cayenne, but the Cayenne offers a longer range thanks to its larger fuel tank. The Cayenne also has more premium interiors, but the BMW is not far behind. Both the cars have great driving dynamics, but we prefer the Cayenne's handling to the X5's.

2018 BMW X5

The X5 is a comfortable and spacious 5-seater with a better cargo capacity than the Cayenne. It also has high safety ratings and benefits with better reliability ratings as well. The X5 is more oriented as a family-luxury SUV, and this opens up a lot of opportunities for the BMW X5. Also, it's much cheaper than the Cayenne.

2018 Porsche Cayenne vs 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a direct competitor to the Cayenne, with both cars having blown-out price tags. The Range Rover Sport has a powerful and torquey engine, and this gives it better performance run times as well compared to the Cayenne. The Cayenne on the other handis more fuel-efficient with slightly more range. In terms of driving and handling, the Land Rover is excellent, but the Cayenne's mix of comfort, high speed, and handling is hard to match.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Both the cars have plush interiors and are very luxurious. The Range Rover Sport can also double up as an off-roader, a much much better one than the Cayenne. Both the cars have not been crash-tested, but the Range Rover's standard safety list is just a notch better than the Cayenne's. Both the cars get tons of optional equipment that can raise the costs pretty tall, but all in all the Cayenne is more affordable than the Range Rover.

Final Verdict

Deviating away from the boxy looks of an SUV with its monocoque body and 911 inspired front fascia the 2018 iteration of a once accused of diluting the racing heritage of Porsche is an all-around stunner in almost every parameter. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is the last of the second generation model, revamped in the 2011 model year and now it is scheduled for a facelift for the 2019 model year. 


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

220 cu in

horse power

420 hp @ 6000 rpm


406 lb.-ft. @ 1350 rpm


8 speed Automatic


191 in


114 in


79 in

curb weight

4597 lbs


67 in

Ground Clearance

9 lbs

passenger volume

40.5 cu ft

cargo volume

62.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

17/20/24 mpg

highway range

633.60 mi

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

Porsche Cayenne 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $86,593
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
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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