2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV

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2019 MODEL
$79,900

8.5

Overall Rating

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Electric cars have never been that appealing to most car enthusiasts but this German automaker is hell bent on making these green vehicles much more meaner than you 'd expect them to be. The newly redesigned Cayenne is no more pointier it has tried to lose the 911 front visage and has now come off as a one of kind SUV that is actually a sports car in disguise.

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Pros

Handling

Cons

Poor mileage while running on only gasoline

A monstrous curb weight that makes it shy around the corners

Hideous acid green brake calipers might not be suited to everyone's taste

What's New?

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$79900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

151 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183

horsepower

335 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

332 lbs.-ft @ 1340 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

MLB - evo

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

66.1/65.9

dimensions

wheelbase

114 in.

length

193.7 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

66.7 in.

curb weight

5060 lbs.

ground clearance

8.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

60.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

payload capacity

1620 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50,000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

ev battery warranty

8 yr. / 80000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV in Biscay Blue Metallic color  2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV in Carrara White Metallic color  2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV in Jet Black Metallic color  2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV in Mahogany Metallic color  2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV in Moonlight Blue Metallic color
Biscay Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Engine

8.8

Interior

8.1

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Base

Base

power
335 hp @ 5300 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
TBD

$79,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
E-Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) Starting at $79,900 MSRP TBD 335 hp @ 5300 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5   Rhodium Silver Metallic
  Carrara White Metallic
  Palladium Metallic
  Moonlight Blue Metallic
  Black
  Biscay Blue Metallic

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial May 27, 2019

8.5

Overall Rating


From the 14 miles that where achievable in 2014 the Mad Lads have almost doubled this and now is 27 miles before the gas engine kicks in. The 3L V6 engine that was sourced from Audi now has been retuned so that it churns 516 lbs-ft out of the 455hp available under the hood. But the engine isn’t the only thing that it borrows, it also gets Panamera’s infotainment that is now sans many previously installed buttons.

The Porsche is on the heavier side of the scales, and it is followed by a similar pricing. That heavy mass will hinder that “Porsche” like handling. So, be prepared to make a compromise there. But when it comes to straight-line acceleration, the combined prowess of the V6 engine and plugin hybrid motor pull it off the lights, briskly.


 

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Features

All Porsche Cayenne E- Hybrids come with a standard AWD. The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is priced at $79,900. The Platinum Edition is priced at $82,000.

Trims 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD 2019 Porsche Cayenne E- Hybrid Platinum Edition
MSRP $79,900 $82,800
Features Engine: 3.0L V6 Supercharged All features of S E-Hybrid AWD plus
  Hybrid Electric Motor Multi-Level Heating Driver/Passenger Seat
  8-Speed Tiptronic Shiftable Automatic Transmission Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
  Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust 20 X 9.0 In. Wheels
  21.1 Gallon Fuel Tank  
  8-Way Power Seats  
  Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning  
  Integrated Navigation System  

The seats are spacious and the interior is full of quality materials. The cargo space on offer is lowest in the segment. And the list of standard features is pretty high.

The Cayenne Hybrid surely demands a premium price. But being a Porsche, there isn't much to complain. The manufacturer has set the quality benchmark, quite high. The Cayenne E hybrid is more than a pretty cabin, it also offers an admirable performance for a crossover SUV.

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The base E-Hybrid trim which is priced at $79,900 is a complete package. It posts good figures, shares the similar powertrain with the Cayenne E- Hybrid Platinum Edition. It comes standard with the majority of the features and would be adequate for most of the buyers.

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Engine

8.8/10

The 46 hp increase over the previous generation Cayenne E-Hybrid's powertrain, says Porsche, is largely due to a 43 percent improvement in the output of the permanent magnet e-motor. Based on the one developed for the 918 hybrid hypercar, it has been converted from internal to external rotor configuration, which Porsche claims has improved power density and responsiveness.-Motortrend

Engine and Transmission

The answer to stringent emission regulations is Plug-in Electric Hybrid (PHEV) Technology. Traditionally, the Porsche Group is known for their high-performance sports car but they have come a long way with the PHEV technology.

At the heart of the E-Hybrid is a basic 3.0-liter Supercharged V6 motor which is supplemented by a big battery and electric motor. The electric motor is powered by a 10.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The V6 motor is tuned to deliver 333 hp @ 5500 rpm. The electric motor is capable of delivering 95 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque.

Models

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid AWD

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid

MSRP

$79,900

$63,750

$66,700

Engine

3.0-liter Turbocharged V6 + Plugin Hybrid Electric Motor

2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder + Plugin Hybrid Electric Motor

3.0 liter Biturbo V6 + Plugin Hybrid Electric Motor

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

7-speed shiftable automatic

Power (Combined)

416 hp

308 hp

436 hp

Torque (Combined)

435 lb-ft

332 lb-ft

479 lb-ft

The Cayenne E- Hybrid is not a nimble thing, weighing in at 5,060 lbs. It competes in the heavyweight segment of PHEV crossover SUVs. All that weight is propelled forward by a combined 416 horsepower. The Cayenne Hybrid loses out on combined horsepower to the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid. The BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance feels underpowered due to the lackluster 4 cylinder engine.

Acceleration

The Cayenne Hybrid's combined 416 hp pulls the behemoth SUV from a standstill to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. All the whirring and buzzing from the combined output from the electric and V6 motors propel this heavyweight to glorious 'cSUV' speeds. The quarter-mile comes in 13.8 seconds. The peak torque of 435 lb-ft is accessible at 1250 rpm. But it is a different story when the battery is out of juice. The Cayenne quickly shows its sluggish nature.

Models

2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.5

6.5

5.2

Quarter mile (sec)

13.8

14.6

NA

Engine

3.0-liter Supercharged V6 + Plugin Hybrid Electric Motor

2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder + Plugin Hybrid Electric Motor

3.0 liter Biturbo V6 + Plugin Hybrid Electric Motor

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

-

-

-

 

Owing to its 20 horsepower surplus, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid is quicker by 0.3 seconds to reach 60 mph. Although, the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid is a lot heavier than the Porsche. It still beats the Porsche in straight line acceleration.

Ride and Handling

Porsche have distributed the weight, adequately. The distribution is 51 percent in the nose and 49 percent in the rear. The added weight from the battery pack helps in a better rear weight distribution.

The Cayenne Hybrid is no sports car but it comes from a family with a long lineage of sport cars. Unmistakably, the sporting DNA comes embedded deep in the Cayenne. The steering is nicely weighted and you would always be sure of where those front tires are going. The Cayenne displays a rock-solid stability, even at higher speeds. All this hustle and you wouldn't feel a moment of discomfort inside the cabin. Rest assured, the Cayenne doesn't compromise on ride comfort.

Braking

All that bulk comes to an abrupt halt from 70 mph within 163 ft. The Cayenne Hybrid features largest front disc brake in the segment.

The braking feel is quite detached from the regular Cayenne. The Cayenne Hybrid has that regenerative feel, every time you push the brake pedal. Like other hybrids, the energy acquired from braking is used to replenish the battery. This distinctive feeling might take a while to adjust, especially for newer drivers.

Model

2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid

Brake Front(in)

14.2

-

13.8

Brake Rear(in)

13

-

13

Curb weight(lbs)

5,060

5,220

5,456

70-0 MPH (ft)

163

165

NA

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid delivers a combined mpg of 46 while utilizing the power from the electric motor and the gasoline engine. Similarly, the Cayenne Hybrid delivers a combined mpg of 22 on standalone gasoline power.

Model

2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid

MPG (combined)

22

24

21

MPGe

(combined)

46

56

43

At most these figures are average when compared to the competition from BMW. But the Porsche does well when compared to Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Hybrid which is heavier and comes with a more powerfully tuned 3.0-liter V6 engine.

The Cayenne Hybrid can be used in the electric mode which Porsche calls 'cE- Power' setting. In this mode, the giant SUV runs only on electric power and can do a top speed of 78 mph. In this setting, when the engine runs on electric power only, the engine produces zero emission. Using this mode in highly packed city centers can be a really good move for the environment.

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Interior

8.1/10

While some class rivals have three rows of seats and fit seven or eight people, the Cayenne Hybrid only seats five across two rows. Wherever you sit, you'll be happy. Both rows of seats are comfortable and spacious, and three adults can ride in the back without issue.- Cars.USnews

Seating and Comfort

The Cayenne Hybrid comes with 8 - way adjustable front and passenger seats. The seats are comfortable, even for longer drives. But there is an option to get an adaptive seating which takes comfort to another level by offering 14/18 way adjustable seats.

When compared to the competition, the Cayenne Hybrid offers decent comfort to the occupants. Instead of being overly lavish, the interior setup is more on cozier side, with a good room for child seats.

Model

2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.6/58.9/NA

39.8/60.5/40.4

38.9/58.5 /40.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

NA

38.3/58.3/36.6

38.5/58.4/38.4

Infotainment

The Cayenne E-Hybrid comes with a standard 7-inch touchscreen with high-quality glass surface. Porsche's aesthetic cabin appeal is second to none. The Cayenne E-Hybrid's interior is the testament to the same artistry that brings leather stitchings, wooden and metallic panel inserts. All these elements come together to elevate the cabin ambiance.

This infotainment system comes with single CD/DVD drive, 2 SD card slots, mobile phone preparation via Bluetooth, AUX/USB/iPod interface, HD Radio, and SiriusXM satellite radio receiver.

Interior Features

  • 8-Way Power Seats
  • Memory Settings: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
  • 40-20-40 Folding Rear Seats
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

Cargo Capacity

The battery pack for the electric motor adds excess weight to the Cayenne E-Hybrid. The battery pack eats into the cargo space. If cargo space is something high on your list, then the Cayenne Hybrid doesn't offer generous cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz GLE Hybrid offers the best cargo space with/without rear seats intact.

Model

2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid

Volume (ft.cube) (Behind 2rd row)

27.1 cu. ft.

34.2 cu. ft.

38.2 cu. ft.

Volume (ft.cube) (2nd Row Folded)

NA

72.5 cu. ft.

80.3 cu. ft.

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Exterior

Porsche Cayenne wears the same headlight design as other contemporary Porsches by featuring a quad-element array. Its long hood reaches back into a stretched cabin that's sleeker than its rivals, without resorting to a trendy 'ccoupe' stance. In back, there are small elements from the automaker's sports cars, mostly limited to the small hatch spoilers. - TheCarConnection

Dimensions and Weight

One of the things that work against Hybrid vehicles is the added weight which comes from the addition of the electric motor and battery pack. Additionally, this battery pack eats into the cargo space. The Cayenne E-Hybrid weighs 5,060 lbs. which by the Hybrid SUV standards is a respectable number.

Model

2019 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid AWD

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid

curb weight(lbs.)

5,060

5,220

5,456

Length(in)

193.7

193.2

189.7

Width(in) (w/o mirror)

86.4

76.3

78.9

Height(in)

66.8

69.4

70.7

Ground clearance(in)

8.2

8.2

-

Wheelbase(in)

114.0

115.5

114.8

Track width(in) F/R

66.2/65.9

64.7/65

64.9/65.5

 

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Safety

The Porsche Cayenne hasn't been thrown into a wall by either official safety rating agency.' -TheCarConnection

Safety Features

The Porsche comes equipped with a suite of safety features. The more modern and sophisticated features are available with the optional packages on the Cayenne E-Hybrid.

The more advanced systems like lane departure warning, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control are only in on offer with the optional packages.

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Brake Drying
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag

 

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Competition

BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance vs Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

The BMW X5 xDrive40e sports a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder and a Hybrid Electric Motor which produce a combined 308 horsepower. Owing to a smaller engine, the BMW is not quick off the line as you floor the pedal.

It loses out to the Porsche in straight line acceleration, but it offers a better fuel economy of combined MPGe of 56 and 24 when running it on gasoline only. Even the cargo space is better than the Porsche. The BMW presents itself as a more practical offering than the Cayenne E - Hybrid.

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE 550e 4MATIC Hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Hybrid is the heaviest crossover SUV in this segment. Weighing 5,456 lbs. the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid comes with a 3.0 liter Biturbo V6 with a higher tune. When it comes to Hybrids in this segment, the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid posts the best naught to 60 mph figures and also offers a generous cargo space.

The additional curb weight hurts the efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Hybrid. This Hybrid is a far cry from the frugal numbers posted by the BMW and Porsche.

 

 

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV Final Verdict

The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid isn't a looker but it has a pretty decent cabin and a good powertrain on offer. The unsung hero of this crossover SUV is the 8-speed transmission that provides accurate shifts. Either you shift the gears, or you leave it to its own logic, this transmission never disappoints. With 416 hp on tap, you would never feel short of power. Even when you are driving it hard, this machine still has a potential to go further.