The 2016 Porsche Panamera ranks 2 out of 11 Luxury Large Cars. The 2016 Panamera is a great choice if you want the class-leading performance of a Porsche sports car and the spacious opulence of a luxury sedan, test drivers report. The 2016 Panamera is a great choice if you want the class-leading performance of a Porsche sports car and the spacious opulence of a luxury sedan, test drivers report. The 2016 Porsche Panamera is one of the highest-performing luxury sedans on the market, critics say, with sports car-caliber handling and powerful engine options. They also praise its smooth ride.
Reviewers say the 2016 Panamera's base V6 engine is powerful, but they add that the potent engines
According to the EPA, the 2016 Porsche Panamera gets 18/28 mpg city/highway, which is typical for the class. Test drivers say the Panamera is one of the most agile luxury sedans on the market. They also praise its powerful brakes and composed ride.
Acceleration and Power
The base 2016 Porsche Panamera comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 310 horsepower. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard. According to the EPA, the base Panamera gets 18/28 mpg city/highway, which is on par for the class.
The Panamera S has a
Reviewers say the base V6 feels strong and the dual-clutch transmission changes gears seamlessly. They note that the twin-turbo V6 in the S is a solid upgrade. However, some critics feel that if you're going to upgrade from the base model, it's hard to resist skipping the S and going
The 2016 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid with a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and an electric motor that together produce 416 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard. According to the EPA, the Panamera S E-Hybrid gets 51 mpg-equivalent (explained here) in combined city/highway driving while running on gasoline and electricity, and 25 mpg combined city/highway on gas alone. The EPA reports that the 2016 Panamera Hybrid can travel up to 15 miles on electricity alone, and Porsche says it has an electric-only top speed of 83 mph. According to Porsche, it takes about 2.5 hours to charge the Panamera S E-Hybrid's
Auto writers agree that the Panamera S E-Hybrid is quick, and they say it transitions seamlessly between gas and electric power. However, some note that its steering and brakes aren't as responsive as those in non-hybrid Panamera models.
Handling and Braking
The 2016 Porsche Panamera comes standard with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is standard on 4 and Turbo models.
Test drivers say the Panamera is more nimble than most other performance sedans and can keep pace with many sports cars when the road gets twisty. They also commend the Panamera's strong brakes. The ride, critics write, is firm but smooth on uneven pavement.
The 2016 Porsche Panamera has an elegant cabin with
Standard features include heated front seats, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, a 7-inch touch screen, navigation, a USB port and
The 2016 Porsche Panamera's interior has an elegant design, excellent build quality and first-class materials, according to critics. The number of buttons on its dashboard exceeds those on its rivals, but most critics think the Panamera’s are easy to figure out. Most reviewers are satisfied with the passenger space in front and in back. Cargo space is below average behind the rear seats, but thanks to the Panamera's hatchback body style, storage capacity expands significantly when you fold down the rear seats. Test drivers agree
The 2016 Porsche Panamera's interior has an elegant design, excellent build quality and first-class materials, according to critics. The number of buttons on its dashboard exceeds those on its rivals, but most critics think the Panamera’s are easy to figure out. Most reviewers are satisfied with the passenger space in front and in back. Cargo space is below average behind the rear seats, but thanks to the Panamera's hatchback body style, storage capacity expands significantly when you fold down the rear seats. Test drivers agree that rearward visibility is poor.
The 2016 Porsche Panamera seats four and comes standard with partial leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats and heated front seats. Available features include
Auto writers agree that the Panamera's front seats are comfortable and spacious. Most also agree that the rear seats offer ample head- and legroom, though some find them a bit confining thanks to the seats’ low mounting and tall center console. Test drivers report that rearward visibility is limited by the Panamera's thick roof pillars and small rear window.
Standard features in the 2016 Porsche Panamera include a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors
Available features include a rearview camera, a surround-view parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic pre-collision braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, quad-zone automatic climate control, a cooled rear-seat storage compartment, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, a 16-speaker Burmester audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual 7-inch screens.
Many luxury cars have a single knob that controls many of their tech features, but the Panamera has a separate button for each feature. Some reviewers think Porsche should reduce the number of buttons in the Panamera's cabin,
The 2016 Porsche Panamera has 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats, which is a bit low for the class. However, the Panamera has 44.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Because its battery takes up cargo space, the 2016 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has 11.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 40.7 with them folded. The 2016 Panamera comes standard with a power liftgate.
Test drivers are impressed with the Panamera's overall cargo capacity. However, some note that the hatchback opening is
Details: 2016 Porsche Panamera
The 2016 Porsche Panamera is a four-seat sedan with a hatchback-style rear liftgate. It is available in 14 total trims. Major trims include base, Edition, 4, S, S E-Hybrid, Executive, GTS, Turbo and Exclusive. The base Panamera has a V6 engine, an automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Edition models have special styling. The 4 trims have all-wheel drive. S trims have a twin-turbocharged V6, while GTS models have a V8 and Turbo models have a twin-turbo V8. Executive
2016 Porsche Panamera Warranty
The 2016 Porsche Panamera comes with a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.
2016 Porsche Panamera Safety Features
Driver Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Side Head Air Bag
Rear Head Air Bag
Side Air Bag
Rear Body Air Bag
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Electronic Stability Control
Daytime Running Lights
Child Safety Locks
Blind Spot Monitor
Lane Departure Warning
Reliability: 4_5 JD Power
Rankings #2 in Luxury Large Cars
Pros & Cons
Potent engine options
Premium cabin materials
Poor rearward visibility
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