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2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition Debut

The Cayenne gets a new wardrobe.

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What's New

With new exterior accents and a ton of standard features, the Platinum Edition takes the Cayenne to a new level of luxury. Unique to the trim level are colored wheel crests, special silver painted grille, and an exclusive metallic paint color. Overall, the Platinum Edition looks just a little glitzier than the lower trim Cayennes.

The changes don't end on the outside. The Platinum Edition features a wide array of standard technology and convenience extras. But these changes come at a price. The Platinum Edition comes at a $14,000 premium over the base Cayenne V-6. When the trim is added to the diesel Cayenne, costs start at $67,895.

Who It's For

The Porsche Cayenne has always been surprisingly affordable, drawing in a wide array of customers. But buyers of the Cayenne Platinum Edition are looking for a higher level of luxury and convenience.

The Platinum Edition will not, however, draw in consumers looking for the highest in performance. These buyers will want to go for the Cayenne Turbo or Turbo S models that boast up to 550 horsepower. Frankly, we are surprised the Platinum Edition is not offered on these more powerful models.

The Cayenne Platinum Edition will likely face competition from other luxury utility vehicles such as the BMW X5. But the Platinum Edition will lure in many buyers just due to the fact that it is a limited edition model, giving it an air of exclusivity.

Key Features

The 2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition is loaded with features.
  • Standard parking sensors, navigation, Bose surround sound, and a system that aids in low-speed steering.
  • Two powertrain options: 3.6-liter V-6 gas engine with 300 horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6 engine with 240 horsepower.
  • Standard heated front seats and power sunroof.
  • Standard bi-xenon headlights.
  • Porsche badging on headrests.
  • Two-tone Black/Luxor Beige leather interior.

What We Think

This lavish Cayenne features some much needed—and much wanted—extras. We still recommend most buyers going for one of the lower Cayenne trims, which already have a lot to offer. But if the amenities are a must, this is a surprisingly affordable way to get into all of them by Porsche standards.

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