When the second generation of Porsche's sport-luxury Cayenne SUV arrived in 2011, the lineup included a hybrid model for the first time. That is, a supercharged hybrid powerful enough to uphold Porsche's performance image. The blown 3-liter V6 is paired with an electric motor for a combined output of 380 horsepower. The Cayenne can cruise using electric power alone on the highway, where it gets 24 mpg, and achieve 150 mph on the track.
The Cayenne has always been more about performance than utility, even in hybrid form, yet is widely regarded as one of the finest SUVs in existence. Such excellence comes at a price -- the hybrid starts at $70,900.