The newest Porsche lineup is a veritable smorgasbord of sleek, gorgeous, fun-to-drive sports cars. If you are looking for a new Porsche this year, you will have many options to consider before you make a final selection. All of the 2018 Porsches remain in the "crème-de-la-crème" of sports cars category, but each model has its own special features. We've sorted them out to answer the pertinent questions for you. Hopefully, we can make it easier for you to decide which Porsche should be parked in your driveway.
Has Porsche won any awards with the new models?
Yes. Quite a few, actually. They won the Kelley Blue Book Best Performance Luxury Brand and Best Resale Value Luxury Brand. U.S. News and World Report also gave Porsche the 2017 Best Luxury Brand Award. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman were awarded World Performance Car of the Year. The 718 Cayman also won the Automobile All Star and Auto trader Must Test Drive Award as well as the KBB Best Resale Value: Sports Car. The 718 Boxster won KBB Best Buy Award: Sports/Performance Car. The 911 Turbo S won MotorWeek Best Dream Machine and Robb Report 2017 Car of the Year. The 911 Carrera won Edmunds Most Wanted. The 911 Models won IHS Markit Loyalty Award: Luxury Sports Car. Not to be outdone – the Macan won Car and Driver 10 Best Truck and SUV's: Luxury Compact SUV and KBB Best Resale Value: Luxury Compact SUV/Crossover. Last but most certainly not least, the Panamera won KBB Best Resale Value: High End Luxury Car.
Do any of the new Porsches get good gas mileage?
Most of the new models get surprisingly decent gas mileage. They generally range from about 17 to 21mpg in the city and 23 to 28 mpg on the highway. The Boxster and Cayman, with the 350-hp engines, get 20 to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 26 to 28 mpg highway. The 911 Carrera Cabriolet, with its 370-hp engine, gets 20 to 22 mpg in the city and 28 to 29 mpg on the highway. The Panamera is about the same. The Macan Crossover SUV gets 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The Macan S and GTS only get 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Did Porsche make any notable changes on any of the new models?
The most notable change to the 2018 Porsches involves – more power! The Panamera now comes with a 330-horsepower turbocharged V-6 standard. The E-Hybrid Panamera comes with the 330 hp combustion engine and 136 hp electric motor. If you feel the need for even more power than that in your mid-sized sedan, go with one of the Panamera Turbo models. The Turbo and Turbo S E-Hybrid come with 550 hp and the 136 hp electric motor in the E-Hybrid. The Panamera is also slightly wider and longer this year. The 718 models, both the sporty Cayman and convertible Boxster, come with 300 or 350 hp under the hood. If you want even more horses under the hood, go with one of the 911 models. You can get 540 hp in the 911 Turbo or 580 hp in the Turbo S.
Are there any Porsche SUV's?
Yes, the Macan and Cayenne are Porsche's crossover SUV's. The Macan is available in the plain Macan model, the Macan S, the Macan GTS and 2 Turbo models. The Cayenne is also available in an S model, a Platinum Edition, a GTS model, 2 Turbo models and 2 E-Hybrid models.
Does Porsche have a mid-sized sedan?
Yes, all Porsche's are not racy coupes. The Panamera is Porsche's stylish, powerful, mid-sized sedan. There are several Turbo models, for those who want a very powerful sedan, and E-Hybrid models for those who want a more eco-friendly sporty sedan.
How many Porsche models are there in the lineup?
There are actually 17, that's right, 17 different Porsches. There are a number of different model types, too. The 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster each also come in an "S" type. The 911 is available in 8 different Carrera models, two different Targa 4 models, 4 Turbo models, 5 GTS models and the 911 GT3. The Porsche Panamera, one of Porsche's big sellers, is available in 7 different types, 5 E-Hybrid models, and 3 Turbo models. The new Macan is available in an "S" type, a GTS and 2 Turbo models. The Cayenne, another of Porsche's more popular models, comes in 3 types as well as a GTS model, 2 Turbo models, and two different Cayenne E-Hybrid models.
How much do the Porsches cost?
Prices range from a rather surprisingly affordable $48,000 for the Macan up to the pricey Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive which starts at about $195,000 and the 911 Turbo S Cabriolet which starts out at just over $200,000. Of course, these are base prices. The "out-the-door" price could be a bit higher. For example, if you want your 911 Turbo S Cabriolet to be Lava Orange, you can add another $3,150 to that price. Add the natural leather Espresso/Cognac interior, and you need to bump the price up by another $1,520.