Porsche

High fuel economy and earth-friendly zero- or low-emissions are all fine and dandy, but with limitations perceived by electrified technologies, Volkswagen-controlled Porsche has only come online over the past several years with hybridization. Its diesel variants, particularly in Europe, with some imported here, have been more up its alley, if a nod to CO2 emissions and fuel economy was needed. The mandate for the originator of the air-cooled, flat-six, rear-engined and revered 911 was not to dilute the formula that made it what it is. But desiring to grow its now lucrative market of well-heeled aficionados, and cater to the times, Porsche has been tinkering with the formula – with front-engined cars many moons back, and more recently with SUVs and a big sedan, that made some traditionalists cringe, but have helped fund the company while it keep making faster cars, including its now ultimate – a hybrid! That is, the 918 Spyder pug-in “hypercar.” And following mildly more efficient hybrid Cayenne S and 2011-2013 Panamera S is the Panamera S E-Hybrid, its first plug-in sedan. Where’s this going? Porsche has said by decade’s end, it will have hybridized variants of everything, even – brace yourselves purists – the 911. Like other European elite car makers, the advantages of zero-emisson electric torque are being worked with, so stay tuned for what’s next. What ever it is, it won’t likely be boring.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2012 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

2012 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

The Cayenne S Hybrid is about as far away from the earnest nerdiness of the Prius as any Porsche can get.
21 MPG Hybrid $69000 Now
2013 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Overview

2013 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Overview

21 MPG Hybrid $69850 Now
2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche performance in a luxury hybrid.
MPG Hybrid $95000 Now
First Drive: 2014 Porsche Plug-In S E-Hybrid

First Drive: 2014 Porsche Plug-In S E-Hybrid

The 2014 Porsche plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid solidly improves on the 2013 non-plug-in while signaling a future direction for the iconic automaker.
MPG Plug-in Hybrid $99000 November 2013
2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review – Video

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid Review – Video

The 2014 Porsche plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid solidly improves on the 2013 non-plug-in while signaling a future direction for the iconic automaker.
MPG $99000 Now