Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Turbo S 5dr Tiptronic S Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£129,370
Review

Fine handling and strong performance are the Cayenne's big strengths, but it's also a practical SUV capable of meeting the family's needs. The best version is the Cayenne S, because the Turbo and hybrid models are a little less nimble. It's not that well equipped, though, there's no seven-seat option, and you need to put up with a firmer ride than a BMW X5 or Range Rover Sport.

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Over the regular Turbo, you get active roll stabilisation to limit body roll, ceramic brakes, torque-vectoring for the rear differential to help boost traction out of bends and the Sport Chrono pack as standard. Very expensive for a small boost in performance and a limited electric-only range.

This 671bhp brute combines a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with a sizeable battery pack and electric motor for a 0-62mph time of just 3.8sec. However, its 19 mile battery range isn’t great and neither is its 110g/km CO2 figure compared to other plug-in hybrids.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

74.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

648

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

86

g/km

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