2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid vs. 2017 Lexus RX Hybrid

2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Blue

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

2017 Lexus RX Hybrid

Lexus RX Hybrid

Delivering a combination of luxurious comfort and incredible economy that makes it perfect for drivers in the Tinley Park and Naperville area, the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is without  peer. Take a look at this head-to-head matchup with the 2017 Lexus RX 450h, and see the impressive elegance of the Cayenne for yourself.

How Each Vehicle Performs

With its balanced 113.98-inch wheelbase, the new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid combines tight, precise turning with steady grace. Its all-wheel drivetrain ensures a versatile and adaptable ride, which means it can carry you practically anywhere, and its 3.0L Tiptronic S V6 engine makes sure that ride is powerful. Delivering 416 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of available torque, the Cayenne hits a top speed of 151 miles per hour. With 19-inch wheels, the Cayenne sits high, and its double wishbone front axle and multi-link rear axle work together to offer smooth stability without sacrificing versatility and dynamic energy. What’s more, the Cayenne gets the equivalent of 47 mpge combined highway and city, which makes it one of the most fuel efficient SUVs on the road.

The 2017 Lexus RX hybrid cannot compare. Featuring a 3.5L V6 engine, the RX can only deliver 305 horsepower, which is significantly less than the Cayenne. As a result, it can only hit a top track speed of 112 miles per hour. That deficit in power is not made up for in fuel economy, however, the RX can only offer an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The RX does feature 20-inch wheels, but its independent F Strut sport suspension doesn’t offer the balance of effortless grace and intuitive responsiveness that the Cayenne’s does.


Now let’s take a look at the available features offered by both vehicles. We’ll start by examining the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid:

  • Adaptive sport seats with comfort memory package
  • 14-speaker Bose surround sound audio system
  • Wireless internet access
  • Porsche rear seat entertainment system
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control with Porsche Active Safe

Next we’ll take a look at the features offered by the Lexus RX hybrid:

  • Sport seats
  • 15-speaker audio system
  • Rear seat entertainment system
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Conventional cruise control

The Winner: The 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

The 2017 Lexus RX Hybrid provides competitive interior features, but the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid edges it out with its selection of active safety features. The Cayenne also offers drivers more balance suspension, as well as significantly superior fuel economy and greater power. That is why the winner of this comparison is so clear!

Try the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid at Porsche Orland Park

If you’re a driver in the Orland Park, Tinley Park, or Naperville area, you can learn more about the 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid and how it compares to the 2017 Lexus RX Hybrid by calling us at 800-728-0866. Or, contact us online, and we’ll see you at 8760 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, IL for a test drive.