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in 2010 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $31,855 - $64,250
Original MSRP: $45,500 - $126,300
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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Used Car: 2010 Porsche Cayenne Review

Review Last Updated: 8/10/12

The 2010 Porsche Cayenne has powerful engines and sporty performance, but reviewers thought that other luxury midsize SUVs have more appeal.

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Test drivers loved the 2010 Porsche Cayenne. They said that the V8-powered Cayenne S has superb handling and plenty of power, while the base Cayenne offers good power from its V6. It’s available with a manual transmission, which is something that reviewers loved and is almost unheard of in this class. And its interior is luxurious, though base models aren’t particularly well-equipped.

However, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne doesn’t have quite as much cargo capacity as some SUVs in its class, its fuel economy isn’t great and it only seats five. The Cayenne does have a good reliability rating, though not as high as top competitors’. Above all, though, even used base models of the Porsche Cayenne are pricey. If you have the money to afford the Cayenne’s fuel bill and high price tag, reviewers agreed you’ll love the Cayenne. Those seeking a reasonable price, good fuel economy or seven seats should look elsewhere.

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Other Cars to Consider

The 2010 Infiniti FX is a good alternative to the Porsche Cayenne. It has bold looks, a strong available V8 engine, impeccable safety scores and similar cargo capacity. “The FX offers Porsche Cayenne–like performance for far less money,” noted Car and Driver when the FX was new. Its upscale interior is also packed with features.

If you’re willing to give up some performance, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers great safety scores and an available diesel engine that improves fuel economy. While it’s not as nimble as the Cayenne, reviewers said that the M-Class offered composed handling and was pleasant to drive when it was new.

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