2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Tiptronic Test Drive and Review

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PORSCHE Panamera – 3.0 S E-Hybrid Tiptronic S

The Bottom Line


exterior styling meets a interior

Achieves improbable between SUV size, sedan efficiency and sports car involvement

a hybrid sport ute for performance


Basic luxury like leather ($3,655) and assist ($1,095) aren’t

Steep $86,510 as-tested pushes temptingly close to territory

Addictive thrust it all too easy to drain the 22 gallon tank


Price: (base), $86,510 (as equipped)

3.0 liter V6 + electric motor 288 NiVH battery

Combined 380 horsepower, 428 lb-ft of torque

8-speed Tiptronic automatic with auto start/stop

economy: 20 mpg city /24 mpg highway

brakes: 14.2 vented 6-piston calipers; Rear 13 vented rotors, 4-piston

Test options include interior ($3,655), air suspension convenience package ($4,520), assist ($1,095)

Towing 7,716 pounds

Curb 4,938 lbs

PORSCHE Panamera – 3.0 S E-Hybrid Tiptronic S

Performance: 0-60 mph in 6.1 150 mph top speed

Guide Review 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic

Porsche purists bloody murder when the debuted in 2002, claiming the sport ute was diluting the brand’s sex appeal. Fast forward to the third generation, and the Cayenne lineup has gained power and hundreds of pounds of flab, increasing efficiency with the of a supercharged, parallel hybrid a setup that has also its way into Volkswagen s more Touareg.

The cabin of my Cayenne S Hybrid car is a delightfully well thought-out a Panamera-like console offers an air of coziness, the dashboard is swathed in leather and the interior feels spacious though its rakish and small rear window outward visibility an iffy

But you wouldn’t buy a Porsche to look out the window; you write that for the luxury of blurring the windshield and straightening out kinky, curving and within those parameters, the S Hybrid performs surprisingly considering its capacity for fuel-sipping. the engine can shut off while at speeds up to 86 mph, moderate tip-in brings the 3.0 liter V6 to creating a perceptible nudge in Eco nerds note: a Prius-like Energy Flow chart a visual interpretation of how electric/gas is getting distributed and recouped all four wheels.

The supercharged internal combustion offers surprising acceleration, when the Sport button is and the driver is willing to generously lay the throttle. Though I averaged mpg figures while behaving I dipped into the teens my inner 16 year-old got the best of me.

Steering effort feels but communicative at low speeds, tightening up as the gains momentum, and the brakes are strong. Highway velocities a deliciously quiet hush creeps into the cabin, a quality that counters the driver-oriented cockpit and dynamics.

In the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid a bit of a mixed metaphor in how it address the economy matrix: on one hand, is a technologically advanced car that impressive mpg figures thanks to a combination of supercharged, direct-injected combustion and advanced battery It’s also a fleet, SUV whose performance capabilities its fuel economy pretensions. The Cayenne S Hybrid combines the of both worlds performance and economy but those seemingly qualities come at a rather price, especially when pesky option boxes are

So there you have it: The Porsche S Hybrid supports F. Scott s maxim that the rich are than you and me. With the proper they can drive plus-sized cars without the penalty of fuel economy that is, they have the self-control to lay off the gas

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PORSCHE Panamera – 3.0 S E-Hybrid Tiptronic S
PORSCHE Panamera – 3.0 S E-Hybrid Tiptronic S
PORSCHE Panamera – 3.0 S E-Hybrid Tiptronic S
PORSCHE Panamera – 3.0 S E-Hybrid Tiptronic S
PORSCHE Panamera – 3.0 S E-Hybrid Tiptronic S

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