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2013 Porsche Cayenne Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Economical 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel by lakelandaaron

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Introduction

Traded 2 VW TDIs on one Porsche Cayenne diesel.  The wife and I downsized our home and wanted to downsize our garage as well.  Had been really happy with a pair of VW TDIs - a 4 door Gold and a Jetta Sportwagen and seriously considered a VW Tuareg.  The VW did not offer 2 options we really wanted - air conditioned seats and lane change assist.  Got 35mpg on the initial trip home from the dealership where purchased - a trip of 100+ miles via Interstate and 2 lane state and county highways.  Averaging around 32 to 33 mpg in town.  I hope to get 38 on the highway when broken in.  The VWs took about 12,000 miles each before best mileage.  The Cayenne is just about to 2,500 miles.
The air conditioned seats are superb.  Left a play where the car had been sitting in the sun and an outdoor temperature of 99 degrees.  In 6 blocks, the a/c was blasting and the seats were blowing cool air.  The lane change assist works well too since in our neck of the woods people are always darting in and out of your blind spot.  The Bose Surround Sound System is superb too.  Used to own a Boxster.  Glad we returned to Porsche.

Reviewed: 2013 Porsche Cayenne

4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Why the 2013 Porsche Cayenne?

Fuel economy

33 mpg city and 35 mpg highway with cruise set at 73 mph

Interior styling

Love the Luxor Beige interior in the Umber Metallic exterior. Get compliments from everyone who sees it.

Audio & nav systems

Great NAV system and superb sound from Bose Surround Soiund system

Front seat support & comfort

The 14 way memory seats with a/c fit the bill with 2 drivers of varying heights and my need to keep cool duirng 3 years of treatment for a life threatening disease

Safety & braking

Stops on a dime.

Why Not the 2013 Porsche Cayenne?

Interior storage compartments

Miss all the compartments in the VW Sportwagen where I could tuck a First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher, etc. and the vent in the glove box to keep thiongs cool

Other Features of the 2013 Porsche Cayenne

Powertrain performance

The 8 speed works well, but with just 2200 miles I haven't mashed it yet to see what it will do. :<)

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