The Good The mix of supercharged engine and electric motor gives the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid respectable power and the best city fuel economy of the Cayenne lineup. Handling comes up to Porsche sports car standards.
The Bad The cabin tech interface is not well integrated with the car, and there is no voice command. Audio sources are minimal.
The Bottom Line The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid offers the performance you would expect from a Porsche, and better fuel economy. But the cabin tech isn't up to the level of a car in this price range.
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
Continuing a relationship between Porsche and Volkswagen that goes back to the first Beetle, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid shares a lot of DNA with the, perhaps too much. The cars are built on the same platform, and get the same hybrid power train. The Cayenne S Hybrid looks like a Porsche, but is it different enough from the Volkswagen?
Two areas where the cars differ are suspension technology and cabin electronics, but the Porsche doesn't win in both categories. You would expect a Porsche, even a Cayenne Hybrid, to have superior handling, and it does, feeling light on its wheels as it slips through corners like a dancer.
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