2005 Porsche Cayenne Overview


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2005 Porsche Cayenne Overview

In its third year of production, the all-wheel-drive Porsche Cayenne SUV was available in three trim packages for 2005. The entry-level base Cayenne was powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine, which produced 247 horsepower. Stepping up a notch, the Cayenne S received a 340-horsepower, 4.5-liter V8, while the high-end Cayenne Turbo came equipped with a turbocharged 4.5-liter V8 engine that pumped out 450 horsepower. For the first time, a six-speed manual transmission was added to the standard equipment list for the base Cayenne. The manual transmission included Porsche's Drive-Off Assistance system, which provided automatic braking on steep slopes until the driver engaged the clutch and transmission. A six-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission, with a gate for manual shifting, was standard on the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo models and optional on the entry-level model. Standard features for the Cayenne included air conditioning, power windows and door locks, leather seats with power adjustments in the front, a full array of airbags, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a powered rear tailgate, and an AM/FM stereo system with a CD player. Options included a power sunroof, wood trim, and a CD changer. Many drivers liked the Cayenne's new manual transmission, noting that it was a good replacement for the automatic transmission, which some drivers considered problematic -- not to mention the fact that the manual gave drivers a better feel for the vehicle. The Cayenne's responsive handling, firm suspension, smooth turning ability, comfortable interior, and safety features were also cited as positive points by drivers.


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    Are There Inherent Problems With A Porsche Cayenne

    Thinking of buying an older Porsche Cayenne S with 94K miles. Are there any issues with these vehicles?

    277 views with 4 answers (last answer 6 months ago)

    Porsche Cheyenne Will Not Start

    53 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

    Can A Porsche Cayenne Run Up To 500000 Miles

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

    Unable To Locate The Clock Adjust Toggle And/or Set Location.

    Trying to adjust the clock on my 2005. Problem is, can't find the "toggle" or "set" button that the manual describes. I can get to the clock adjustment screen but can figure out how to toggle or adjus...

    210 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)

    Gear Stuck Up On Gear 3

    I have problem with my cayenne s 2005, the problem is gear not able to shifting or stuck up only on gear 3.

    335 views with 12 answers (last answer 2 years ago)