2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

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The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel gives you luxury, performance and long distance driving – up to 700 miles on one tank. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel combines the legendary Porsche sports car performance with convenient SUV utility and all-season capability. The Diesel Cayenne has a permanent all-wheel drive system.

Model – 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

MPG – 20/29 mpg
Engine – 3.0L V6 engine with 240 hp. and 406 ft./lbs. of torque.
Transmission – 8 speed automatic
Towing Capacity- 7,700 lbs.
Price – starts at $56,725
Test Car – $69,960 with BOSE Audio Package and the Premium Package.

Our test drive vehicle had great torque and overtaking another vehicle on the highway can be achieved by just squeezing the throttle a little harder, without the need for the velvety smooth, quick-shifting 8-speed automatic to downshift. The Diesel feels quicker than its specs claim, which isn’t surprising given Porsche’s performance history.

Steering response, handling, turning radius and braking are more like a sports car than anSUV. Overall handling is so good that it continues to amaze me that the Cayenne is a truck.

The interior has very comfortable, quality adjustable seating with sporty style and the very highest standards. Under the hatch was a large, versatile luggage compartment.

The optional High-End Surround Sound System from Burmester® offers concert-hall qualities. Once you’ve heard it for yourself, you’ll know we are not exaggerating.

Competes with:

•Audi Q7 TDI
•Mercedes GL BlueTec
•Volkswagen Touareg TDI
•BMW X5 Diesel

Likes:

•Excellent handling
•Finely crafted interior
•Amazing torque
•High-tech features and options

Dislikes:

•Optional packages can make the car expensive.
•Should have a heads-up display

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel is a torquey SUV that offers class, performance and a 765-mile projected range. All this is in a very desirable vehicle that drives like a Porsche.

For more information, visit http://www.porsche.com/.

Courtesy of YNN/ Time Warner Cable
Aired: 11/08/2012