Motor Trend Names SUV of the Year

Motor Trend Magazine announced the winner of its 2011 Sport/Utility of the Year Award today on its Facebook page. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne was named the winner during an industry first live Facebook announcement. The luxury sport utility vehicle was praised by the magazine for its design, technical advancements, fuel efficiency, performance and capability.

2011 Porsche Cayenne

"Our Sport/Utility of the Year evaluation is not a comparison test," said Angus MacKenzie, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, in a statement. "Each contender is evaluated against six criteria – Advancement in Design, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value, and Performance of Intended Function. With strong showings in the engineering and efficiency areas, an attractive exterior, a thoughtful interior design, a full roster of active and passive safety gear, and a high value rating on its opening price, the Cayenne was quite obviously the winner. The fact that the Cayenne’s driving experience eclipsed that of every other contender was just a bonus."

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne was chosen by the editorial staff of Motor Trend Magazine during a week-long process of driving tests and evaluations of design and performance qualities. The magazine looked at advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function.

Although there currently are no auto loan or lease incentives for the Porsche Cayenne or any Porsche vehicles in October, the automaker has previously offered 1.9 percent car loan rates up to 60 months and 36-month leases. Check your local Porsche dealer for potential offers in your area.

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