TCO® Total: $128,262
Taxes & Fees: $8,791
Finance Interest: $15,877
Fuel Costs: $16,066
When the Porsche Cayenne was introduced to the North American market in 2003, it was considered nothing less than heresy by car aficionados. Porsche had manufactured some of the most distinctive luxury automobiles in the world, and here they were, creating a product for the SUV market. At best, they were slumming. At worst, they were selling out.
Despite all the grousing, the Cayenne proved a popular item, and it’s been a strong seller since its introduction. The 2011 Cayenne Turbo SUV carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $106,000, but after five years’ worth of expenses, such as over $5,000 in maintenance costs, $7,000 in insurance costs and $16,000 in fuel costs, buyers should be prepared for associated expenses to exceed $128,000.
Note: Costs are for the Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4dr SUV 4WD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A).