Porsche Cayenne Earns Its Crest

The Porsche Cayenne earns thumbs up marks from critics while delivering luxurious style. Its perfect for ushering the gang to the Power and Light District for sushi at Drunken Fish and then drinks at Le Fou Frog in the City Market. On autumn weekends, we’d take this baby for a spin out to Louisburg to pick up apple cider at its source, Louisburg Cider Mill.

Critics call the 2013 Porsche Cayenne, available at Aristocrat Motors (from $69, 550), one of the best-performing SUVs on the market, notes U.S. News and World Report’s Best Cars. “They say it offers excellent handling and powerful engine options, which make the Cayenne fun to drive. One test driver says that while the diesel isn’t as exciting to drive, it holds its own and offers excellent fuel economy.”

“And despite the lamentations of dedicated automotive purists, the Cayenne earns its Porsche crest by being one of the most rewarding and involving SUVs to drive on the highway,” adds Edmunds.