Porsche’s first four-door model was the first-generation Cayenne, that debuted in 2003. It was also the first off-road vehicle made by the prolific German automaker that wasn’t a tractor. A hugely successful nameplate, the Cayenne is currently on the third generation, and, as you might think, the name derives from the fiery Cayenne pepper. As the first four-door with ample luggage space in a sports car dominated line-up, the Cayenne was the most practical Porsche you could buy at the time, and remains their pinnacle SUV to this day. That makes this second-generation 2015 Porsche Cayenne S rather appealing, and with a healthy mileage of 61,620, it’s got plenty of life left.
The second-generation injected a bit of sportiness into the bulbous first generation. The roofline slope was made steeper, and LED daytime running lights debuted, among a general smoothening and tightening of lines. This 2015 Porsche Cayenne S looks great in its Moonlight Blue Metallic paintjob and 19-inch silver double-five-spoke alloys shod in Goodyear Eagle Sport all-season rubber with a rather meaty 50-profile sidewall. Contrast that to many so-called SUVs with their rubberband-like tires, and you can tell that the Cayenne can make decent progress when the tarmac disappears. The black interior offers comfortable leather seating for five occupants and ample luggage space in the trunk. It’s got the signature Porsche five-dial instrument cluster that is mostly analog with only one dial hosting a full digital screen, a chunky gear shifter, and high center console that hosts the dual-zone climate controls as well as sport mode and traction control off buttons, plus the mode shifter. You’ve also got front and rear park assist with front camera, lane change assist, the standard audio package which is still a rather nice Bose sound system, and the Infotainment Package. The front seats are electrically adjustable. The multifunction steering wheel hosts the paddle shifters for the automatic gearbox, and there’s cruise control as well. Passengers at the rear get a set of climate control vents to keep them comfortable and a center armrest with cup holders.
Being of the ‘S’ trim, this 2015 Porsche Cayenne S received a twin turbo 3.6L V6 from 2015 onwards, replacing a naturally-aspirated V8. While you may bemoan the loss of the 8-cylinder, rest assured that the horsepower output is 414hp, 19hp more than the V8, while the torque figure stands at 369lb-ft at just 1,350rpm, down from 3,500rpm on the V8. This makes the twin turbo V6 more tractable in town driving while retaining the necessary high-speed dynamics, and a bit more efficient at the pumps, no doubt helped by the automatic engine start-stop. Drive goes to all four wheels via a 8-speed Aisin automatic transmission with Tiptronic function via the steering mounted paddles. We are told that this 2015 Porsche Cayenne S has received a recent service.
2015 Model Year Porsche Cayenne S Moonlight Blue Metallic exterior Standard interior in Black Cayenne S trim Park Assist (Front and Rear) with reversing camera Lance Change Assist (LCA) Bose Surround Sound System - standard audio Infotainment package - PJA Recent service
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