Jul 01, 2008
Reviewed By Jim Pickering
Price as Tested $51,650

Comfortable interior will suit four adults on longer drives; seating position gives good visibility front and rear. Direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 produces 290 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Excellent Porsche-standard build quality throughout.


Feels (and at 4,700 lbs, is) heavy, and at 14 mpg in the city, you may as well get the V8. Bland 17-inch wheels look more at home on a Chrysler. Steering wheel stereo controls slow to respond. Stripped-down model has no navigation or heated seats.


Well done but unremarkable among its competitors. Image isn’t everything, and this kind of money buys a lot more SUV elsewhere in this segment. If you have to have a Porsche SUV, pay up for the S or GTS.

Fun to Drive
2.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
2.0 rating
Horsepower 290 HP
Torque 273 lb ft
Zero to Sixty Time 7.5 s
Top Speed 141 mph
EPA Mileage 14/20

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