2011 Porsche Cayenne wins 2011 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year

2011 Porsche Cayenne

Motor Trend magazine just announced that the 2011 Porsche Cayenne has won its 2011 Sport/Utility of the Year Award.

“It’s that breadth of performance capability, combined with the Cayenne’s roomy and comfortable interior and reasonably capacious cargo hold, that helped it nail our performance of intended function criteria,” Motor Trend said. “With strong showings in the engineering excellence and efficiency areas, attractive exterior and thoughtful interior design, a full roster of active and passive safety gear and the value rating fig leaf of the V-6’s affordable opening price, the Cayenne won over the thoughtful adults as well as the boy-racers to win by a supermajority. Of course, it’s the boy-racers who are helping spec out our long-termer.”

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne beat out other finalists including the Nissan JUKE, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Infiniti QX.

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Refresher: Prices for the base 300-hp 2011 Porsche Cayenne start at $46,700. The 400-hp 2011 Cayenne S will have a starting price of $63,700, while the Cayenne S Hybrid will start at $67,700. The range-topping 500-hp 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo will start at $104,800. Big news for 2011 is the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, which is powered by a 333-hp 3.0L supercharged V6 gasoline engine mated to a 47-hp electric-motor. The system allows the SUV to produce 380-hp and a maximum torque of 427 b-ft. Porsche says that that allows the same performance level of a V8 engine while increasing fuel-economy by 20 percent.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: MotorTrend