Oregon Trails Fail! Fording a River in a Porsche Cayenne

Since 2002, Porsche has produced this mid-level crossover hybrid in an attempt to brand itself into the SUV marketplace. And it’s done decently well. The Cayenne has received some decent accolades from the likes of Edmunds and even received a coveted #6 slot in US News and World Report’s Luxury Mid size SUVs. However, nothing about its build suggests it’s ready to ford a river. This luxury mid-sized hybrid crossover is built and designed to handle some light offroading. Available with both diesel and hybrid fuel electric, it’s ready to tackle a range of country and rural settings. And manufactured with a classy leather interior – just imagine what a raging river pouring in through the cabin would do!

Cayenne’s Get up and Go Possibilities

A twin turbo V6 engine definitely gives it some real get-up-and-go potential. But with a range of engine options, here’s a look at what the Cayenne Porsche can offer in terms of engine power.
Here’s the breakdown of the three major lines of the Cayenne:

4 Drive Standard
• Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220
• 420 hp @ 6000 RPM
• Torque: 406 @ 1350 RPM

4 Drive Turbo
• Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.8 L/293
• 520 hp @ 6000 RPM
• Torque: 553 @ 2250 RPM

4 Drive Diesel
• Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 3.0 L/181
• 240 hp @ 3500 RPM
• Torque: 406 @ 1750 RPM


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All of the models come with All Wheel Drive standard – so taking on some rocky and rough terrain is well within the scope of possibilities. And with a price range of $61,700