2013 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Overview
The all-wheel-drive Porsche Cayenne was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Along with new exterior and interior styling, the Cayenne came with a sliding backseat, increased power and better mileage in all versions.
The Cayenne S Hybrid combines acceleration comparable to that of the V-8-powered Cayenne S with the efficiency of a V-6, according to Porsche. It teams a 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 with two electric motors and a 288-volt battery pack for a combined 380 hp and 428 pounds-feet of torque.
Unlike some hybrids, the Cayenne S Hybrid uses a step-gear automatic transmission, a version of the eight-speed automatic in the other Cayennes. The hybrid can accelerate up to 40 mph in electric mode, which compares to other hybrids, but it also utilizes a "sailing" mode that shuts the engine off, allowing coasting at speeds as high as 97 mph. The Cayenne S Hybrid also features stop/start technology that's found in other Cayennes. Porsche claims the Cayenne S Hybrid will go from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 150 mph.
The Cayenne's front occupants get frontal, driver's knee and seat-mounted side-impact airbags. There are also side curtain airbags for both rows of seats. Additional safety features include antilock brakes, electronic stability system, traction control, optional blind spot warning system, and optional adaptive cruise control.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com