Cayenne Hybrid handles like a Porsche

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid.

2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
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The first Porsche hybrid should be something to be thrilled about. But as we just reviewed the VW Touareg Hybrid, we noted similarities between the cars. Both use the same hybrid power train, meaning the exact same engine, which leads to similar acceleration performance. But the Cayenne steps it up with better handling, taking corners like a dancer.

Where the Cayenne Hybrid suffers the most is in cabin tech. Although Porsche fits its cabins with high-quality materials and charges a luxury price, the brand has never really stepped up its electronics game, leaving competitors such as BMW and Audi to show it up big-time.

Read our review of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid .

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.


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