MSRP: $25,692$41,944
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 22
Engine: 333-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2012 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

Our Take on the 2012 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

Our Take

The all-wheel-drive Porsche Cayenne was redesigned last year. Along with new exterior and interior styling, the Cayenne came with a sliding backseat, increased power and better mileage in all versions. A Cayenne S Hybrid is claimed to deliver the acceleration of a V-8 with the mileage of a V-6. ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Stick shift on base model only
  • Premium gas required
  • Modest acceleration with V-6
  • Hybrid favors power over mileage

Notable Features

  • Base 300-hp V-6
  • V-8 optional
  • New power kit for Cayenne Turbo adds 40 hp
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Standard six-speed manual
  • eight-speed automatic optional
  • Hybrid version

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.