2016 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Review

The 2016 Porsche Cayenne comes with a surprising amount of ruggedness and versatility to its new design. It already offers enough on-the-road, or even on-the-track, performance which has something that we already knew about the latest Cayenne car. But the imposed remodeling and some new additions added to the 2016 model make this car a very imposing presence on the Porsche roster.

2016 Porsche Cayenne
2016 Porsche Cayenne

This is primarily a family vehicle, but how does a Porsche family vehicle look like. Except looking at the picture, we can tell you that Porsche incorporates its unique style of extravagance and sportiness and introduces it to this brand which will grow in popularity with the upcoming period. The car does well to mix the trademark features of the Porsche cars and tones them down just at an appropriate amount in order to come up with the perfect blend of features necessary for a family car.

2016 Porsche Cayenne front view, white color, grille

With Porsche trying to produce more sports utility vehicle, the Cayenne is going to be their flagship product for this market. We already have a bunch of cars that are also coming out next years which will bear similar characteristics as the Cayenne, or in fact they are going to be directly borrowed from it. So if you have not informed yourself on time of the immense potential that the 2016 Porsche Cayenne brings, start reading this review to catch up on the info you have missed.

2016 Porsche Cayenne rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Porsche Cayenne exterior

Maybe the idea for the 2016 Porsche Cayenne exterior design would not be a fruitful one some 10 years ago, but now it fits the needs of the market remarkably and considerably. The exterior design of the 2016 Cayenne has just enough sportiness and elegance to it that it makes it a totally positive acquisition for any sort of a driver. The sport utility crossover has just enough ruggedness, as it is still a vehicle that can venture off the road if necessary but at hear remains a utility car with modern features to its design. As it does feature some of the elements of the legendary design from Porsche that is the 911 vehicle, it does not use them too much. Because of its size it is inappropriate to use them that much but manages to attain a synergy styling between a Porsche SUV and a Porsche sports car.

2016 Porsche Cayenne front
2016 Porsche Cayenne front

You can actually easily distinguish between the different trim levels of the cars, as some come with some subtle difference while others take it a bit too far and include some large differences among one another. The Turbo trim is the most unique one as it has a very aggressive design to it with its large fascia and detailing. The SE Hybrid on the other hand has some neon-green trim which is actually a standard addition for all electronic cars coming out from Porsche. Finally, the quad-element headlights were one of the better additions to the last update for the car and makes it as part of the entire fleet this year as well.

2016 Porsche Cayenne back
2016 Porsche Cayenne back


The interior of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne has some typical coupe-like refurbishing on the front side of the car. The car cab not boast with some curved surfaces, an array of upscale materials added to the front and an added analogue clock as well. It also uses an extravagant instrument pane arrangement with a lot of carved surfaces. It sports some sculpted vertical vents and a sloped vertical control panel which is all furnished by some fine and upscale materials. You can notice that the 2016 Porsche Cayenne has borrowed some elements from Panamera vehicle, which actually fit more than well for the vehicle’s design.

2016 Porsche Cayenne interior
2016 Porsche Cayenne interior

Porsche is not a big fan of touch screen technology or in fact any kind of screens for that matter. That is way it uses an arrangement of different widgets on the control panel with an array of buttons that can be used to adjust anything that has an adjustment option to it. The Cayenne also comes with an extensive option list which allows you to choose and fit your Cayenne with an array of interesting additional gadgets and features making your Cayenne a unique fit for your needs.

2016 Porsche Cayenne interior, steering wheel and gear shift knob


As the Cayenne has already received a new engine pairing for the last year it is going to be transferred to the powertrain of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne. The car will then use the twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 420 horsepower. If you are interested in trying out the SE Hybrid trim, then you will be able to use a combination of a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and an electronic motor which in total makes for 416 horsepower. The fastest and most powerful trim of the entire Cayenne roster is the Turbo version which uses a twin-turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8 engine option and comes with a 520 hp. Finally, one step below the Turbo is the GTS which uses a twin-turbo V-6 and engine to make a performance of 440 horsepower and 445 lb-ft. This model can actually go 5.2 seconds to reach the 62 mph mark, but the Turbo trim is still unmatchable as it goes 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

2016 Porsche Cayenne engine


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6 in. (114 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 11.1 in. (191.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 6.7 in. (78.7 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 23.6 cu.ft. (max 62.9 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4488 lbs.
Top Speed: 151 mph
0-60: 4.1 sec
MPG: 19/24 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Carmine Red, Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic, Mahogany Metallic, Meteor Grey Metallic, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Peridot Metallic, Rhodium Silver Metallic, Umber Metallic, White,,,
Towing Capacity: 7,716 lbs

Price and release date

The entire roster of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne trims comes out next year. You will be able to get your vehicles as they come on sale in April when the release date has been scheduled. The base MSRP rating is set at a price of 58,300 dollars, but jumps up to 62,300 dollars for the diesel option or even 77,200 dollars for the hybrid version.

The Cayenne may be posting class-leading specs with this model and does so blissfully well, but the models that are following it are not that much behind, particularly the likes of 2016 BMW X5, 2016 Infiniti QX70, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

2016 Porsche Cayenne trunk