Stuck deciding between a Porsche Cayenne diesel model the hybrid? The decision just got a lot tougher (or easier) now that the EPA has released its fuel economy ratings for the diesel SUV.
Rated at 19-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway, the Cayenne diesel actually bests the Cayenne S hybrid in terms of highway fuel efficiency. The S hybrid nets a 24-mpg, while it is 1-mpg better in the city than its diesel counterpart. Now throw in the fact that the hybrid model is a significant $14,100 more than the diesel model and maybe your decision just got a whole lot easier.
Of course, the diesel model is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 with 240-hp and 407 lb-ft of torque. Compare that to the Cayenne S hybrid that has a total system output of 380-hp and 427 lb-ft of torque, and the hybrid is undoubtedly more fun to drive.
Either way, the fuel efficiency figures for the Cayenne diesel is certainly impressive, 29-mpg on the highway for a sporty SUV is definitely a plus.
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