Porsche Cayenne

BASE PRICE RANGE: $47,675-$105,775
BODY TYPE: Midsize/Luxury SUV

WHAT'S NEW: Pretty much everything: The 2011 Cayenne is lower in height, about 400 lb lighter, structurally stiffer, more fuel-efficient, boasts a revamped cabin (looking very much like the Panamera's), and sports a new, optional 8A. Green-friendly features include Automatic Start Stop (shuts off the engine when the vehicle stops) and the new S Hybrid model.

COOL FACT: The 500-hp Cayenne Turbo rockets from 0-60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds.

SUM UP: Make demands. It'll answer them.
RATING: *****

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2011 Porsche Cayenne
Base Engine 3.6L/300-hp DOHC V-6
Optional Engine 3.0L s-charged DOHC V-6+elec motors/380 hp; 4.8L/400-hp DOHC V-8; 4.8L/500-hp twin-turbo DOHC V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 6M/8A
0-60 MPH 4.4-7.4 sec
Tow/Payload 5952-7716/1500-1700 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 15-22/22-24 mpg*
Basic warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6