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2013 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV

2013 Porsche Cayenne Review

(0 Stars)  Finally feels like a Porsche.

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New For 2013
The Cayenne Diesel finally comes to the U.S. and beats its Hybrid counterpart by 6 mpg on the highway.
Overview
For those who still need convincing that the Cayenne is a “real” Porsche, look no further than the proliferation of variants: there are now six of them using five different engines. The newest member is a diesel. Its downright decent fuel economy—29 mpg on the highway—combines with still snappy performance to make it a more appealing green option than the more expensive, less efficient Cayenne S Hybrid. The Hybrid achieves 20/23 mpg, thanks to the 47-hp electric motor paired with its Audi-sourced 3.0-liter V-6, but suffers from the dynamic pitfalls typical of this technology, including strange-feeling brakes. Those who’d rather not save the planet in their German luxury crossover can opt for the Cayenne Turbo and its 4.8-liter twin-turbo V-8, which feels much more agile than its predecessor. In fact, all Cayennes are slimmer than they once were, owing to an aluminum-intensive structure and a revised all-wheel-drive system that shaves up to 400 pounds from the previous generation, depending on options. There are, of course, lots of options, from carbon-ceramic brakes to $2330 painted air-conditioning vents. The interior, even without those fancy A/C vents, will please even the pickiest luxury customers. The cornucopia of buttons on the center console will confound drivers at first, but it becomes rather intuitive over time.

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2013 Cayenne S Hybrid Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Supercharged
Engine: 3.0L V 6 DOHC with VarioCam Plus variable valve timing
Electric / premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 20 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 470 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
22.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 380 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 428 ft lb of torque @ 1,000 rpm
Secondary power: 333 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 369 lb ft @ 1,150 rpm

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'13 Porsche S Hybrid SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk Pulldown
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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