2008 Porsche Cayenne Overview


Looking for a Used Cayenne in your area?

CarGurus has 3,963 nationwide Cayenne listings starting at $6,800.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $19,339
Avg. Price: $28,585
Avg. Price: $20,796
Avg. Price: $30,256

Porsche Cayenne Experts

#1 Uwin
Reputation 180
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 140
#3 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 110
View All

Have you driven a 2008 Porsche Cayenne?

Rank this car!

Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 18 reviews

The Best Suv On The Market By A Mile. by Richard
 — After a few weeks with this car I can say that this is the best SUV by far. People who always talk about BMW X5 and its road capabilities should drive one of these. It's a completely different league ... Read More
Insane by Aaron
 — not for the faint hearted if u dont like speed then this is not the family 4x4 for u . its interior is well made and luxurious and there are many unique specifications that can cater to your every nee... Read More
All In All This Ia An Exceptional Vehicle And The Pro's Definately Outweigh The Cans. by blewis5148
 — Extreamly solid vehicle, Porsche builds a quality product. The ride is superb and not one single rattle in 4 years! The leather interior has held up so well it almost appears that it has not been used... Read More

2008 Porsche Cayenne Overview

Overall User Score

4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.45

Based on 17 reviews

2008 Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne receives a bump in power for 2008, as well as some minor styling upgrades that make the sporty SUV more aerodynamic and more fuel-efficient.

The 2008 Cayenne is available with a choice of three engines. The base 3.6-liter V6 gets a goose of 43 horsepower, to 290 horsepower, which drives the vehicle from 0 to 60 more than a second faster than the engine it replaces, while the new 4.8-liter V8 (available on the S trim package) receives a boost of 45 horsepower, to 385 horsepower. At the top of the heap is a twin-turbocharged V8, which produces a whopping 500 horsepower, up 50 horsepower from the previous year.

Porsche achieved these boosts in power via direct injection (on all three engines) and variable valve timing (on the V8 engines). The direct injection, by the way, also helps make the engines more fuel-efficient.

Exterior changes are subtle and include a revised front end, which helps improve aerodynamics, as well as new headlights and taillights and a new rear spoiler. All-wheel drive is standard across the line.

The 2008 Cayenne also gets more powerful brakes, and such new features as the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control system, which helps keep the vehicle level during hard cornering. And with all that additional power under the hood, you might be using that new leveling system more than you think.


What's your take on the 2008 Porsche Cayenne?

  • Report

People researching a 2008 Porsche Cayenne contacted a dealer about

2008 Porsche Cayenne S, exterior, manufacturer
Porsche Cayenne
41% of the time
14% of the time
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
6% of the time
BMW 5 Series
6% of the time
Looking for a Used Cayenne in your area?
CarGurus has 3,963 nationwide Cayenne listings starting at $6,800.

Porsche Cayenne Questions

Ron Wilkins

Anyone Have Thoughts On The Best Aftermarket Bluetooth Solution For A 2008 ...

17 views with no answers yet
George Cashman

How Do I Make My Porsche 2008 Cayenne S Navigation More Accurate ? Is There...

Navigation can be inaccurate By up to 1/4 mile

239 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Himost Of The Places We Went The Specific Car Like Porch Cheyenne Either We...

53 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Will Porsche Come Out With A Baby Cayenne?

wonder if porsche will come out with a baby (smaller) cayenne

191 views with 4 answers (last answer about a year ago)

What Is The Horsepower For The 2008 Cayenne Turbo

173 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)