2021 Porsche Panamera

MSRP range: $87,200 - $198,100
MSRP$88,550
Edmunds suggests you pay$86,923

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2021 Porsche Panamera Review

  • Strong acceleration from V6, V8 and hybrid models
  • Handles more like a sports car than a large sedan
  • Refined interior design with the latest technology
  • Decent practicality thanks to hatchback and wagon body styles
  • Only two rear seats are standard (a middle seat is optional)
  • Infotainment system trails the competition
  • More power for Panamera GTS, Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid
  • Panamera 4S now available as E-Hybrid
  • Larger battery pack for more consistent power and increased range in hybrid models
  • Part of the second Panamera generation introduced for 2017

The Porsche 911 is easily one of the best sports cars in history, but like many coupes of its kind, it's not very practical. The cargo compartment is small and the rear seats aren't even suitable for most children. The good news is if you're seeking similar thrills with the convenience of a sedan, you're in luck. The 2021 Porsche Panamera masterfully fills that role.

Like the 911 lineup, the Panamera is offered in a dizzying array of choices. There are three available body styles plus eight trim levels that deliver varying degrees of performance. For 2021, some Panamera models receive power increases, hybrid models gain larger batteries, a new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid debuts, and last year's Panamera Turbo becomes the more powerful Turbo S.

Whichever Panamera you choose, you're guaranteed to get one of the best sport luxury sedans available. Check out our Expert Rating below to get our in-depth analysis of this year's Panamera.

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Besides delivering all of the refinement you expect of premium luxury sedans, the Porsche Panamera is shockingly practical and capable. It packs the performance of a traditional sports car, but with usable passenger and cargo hauling space. That's especially the case if you opt for the Sport Turismo model.
No car this big and heavy has any business performing on this level. It's mind-boggling how capable the Panamera 4S — the Panamera we tested — is on a winding road. Anyone who claims it's not a "real" Porsche clearly hasn't driven one. And this is just a single step up from the base model in a very deep lineup.

The Panamera 4S is among the quickest in its class, reaching 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds. Power is breathtaking, and the shifts are so smooth they're almost imperceptible. Engaging launch control will fulfill your adolescent racer dreams, and the V6 sounds great too. Handling is precise in all situations, and you quickly forget that it's a 4,400-pound luxury sedan. It feels much lighter and smaller.
There are some concessions made in exchange for the Panamera's performance, but they can easily be ignored given its capability. The climate control interface is fussier than it needs to be, and suspension tuning is on the stiff side. But these trade-offs don't come remotely close to being deal-breakers.

Whether you're short or tall, the range of seat adjustments will accommodate you. The padding is thin, but the front seats are so well shaped that all-day comfort is guaranteed. The Panamera 4S doesn't ride quite as smoothly as its less athletic rivals, but it is still exceptionally comfortable. Wind noise on the highway is absent, and the engine is well muffled when you're cruising.
The Panamera's controls aren't easy to use and can be a source of driver distraction. Otherwise, the cabin is as luxurious, modern and refined as that of any of its contemporaries. This generation Panamera forgoes the glut of traditional buttons of its predecessor, but using their replacement — capacitive touch buttons — can take the driver's attention away from the road. The gear selector also takes some getting used to.

Even though you get a sporty, wraparound feeling from the cockpit, the Panamera is still very spacious. The rear seats will accommodate 6-footers, but we suggest getting the long-wheelbase version if you're going to frequently have adults in the back seat.
The Panamera's infotainment system isn't as easy to use as rival systems. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration is standard thankfully, and you can use either as an alternative to Porsche's system. The touchscreen is responsive and quick, but the steering wheel button that's supposedly customizable for multiple functions did not work all that well in our testing. We also experienced occasional Apple CarPlay crashes and non-operation.

The Panamera's advanced driver safety features are well tuned. In our testing they didn't produce any false alarms. The traffic-adaptive cruise control's braking and accelerating were also smooth.
The Panamera is technically a hatchback, but it doesn't reap as much of an advantage as that body style usually imparts. With 17.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, room in the Panamera is generous on paper. In practice, the trunk is shallow and the high liftover height is an impediment. The lack of remote seatback releases also deducts points.

The Sport Turismo's cargo space is only marginally bigger, but its lower liftover height and upright hatch allow easier loading of bulky items. The door pockets, bins and glovebox are all on the small side, leaving you limited options for your personal effects.
The EPA estimates fuel economy for the 4S at 20 mpg combined, which is comparable to figures from other, albeit far less sporty, luxury sedans. On our mixed-driving evaluation route, we achieved 26.4 mpg with our 4S test car, but it was a difficult exercise in restraint.
The Porsche Panamera 4S delivers an unusual level of performance for the money. We wouldn't quite consider it a bargain, but it certainly piques our interest. Interior materials are befitting a car of this class and price, and there's sturdy construction underneath.
The Panamera 4S is one of the few cars that have come our way that have astounded us in a number of ways. Whether or not performance is your thing, drivers of any stripe will appreciate its sure-footedness and authoritative acceleration. This is one of the better cars at any price.

With the latest redesign, the Panamera is no longer the ugly duckling that we'd forgive because it drives so well. It now has the looks to complement its performance. It's sleek, sporty, modern, refined — truly the complete package.

Which Panamera does Edmunds recommend?

With models that start between $90,000 and $190,000, there is a Panamera to suit your particular desires and budget. For us, the Panamera 4S hits the sweet spot between performance and price. The added power output justifies the step up over supporting models, and most features from higher-trimmed models are available as options.

Porsche Panamera models

The 2021 Porsche Panamera comes in three body styles: the regular Panamera sedan, which actually has a hatchback-style trunk; a longer-wheelbase Executive model with additional rear seat legroom; and the Sport Turismo, which has a wagon-like profile and additional cargo space. There are also many trim levels available that are distinguished by different drivetrains and features, but not in every body style. These include the base Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, Panamera GTS, Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Panamera
Besides the typical items expected of any luxury sedan, the base Panamera standard feature highlights include:

  • Turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 (325 horsepower, 331 lb-ft of torque)
  • Eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission driving the rear wheels
  • Adaptive suspension (adjusts to help improve ride comfort and handling)
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated front seats
  • 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Driver aids include:
    • Front and rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of or behind the vehicle when parking)
    • Lane keeping assist (steers the vehicle back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)

Panamera 4
The Panamera 4 includes all of the above and adds all-wheel drive.

Panamera 4S
The Panamera 4S is identical to the Panamera 4 but increases power output to 443 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. It also has:

  • Air suspension (adjusts to lower or raise the vehicle's ride height)

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid that is both greener and meaner (thanks to more power). Added enhancements include:

  • V6 engine, electric motor and rechargeable battery pack produce a total of 462 hp and 516 lb-ft
  • EPA-estimated 19 miles of all-electric driving range on a full charge

Panamera 4S E-Hybrid
The new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid upgrades the 4 E-Hybrid with a power increase to 552 hp and 553 lb-ft. You also get:

  • Upgraded brakes
  • Sport Chrono package (analog clock/stopwatch atop the dashboard, drive mode switch on the steering wheel, and launch control)

Panamera GTS
The Panamera GTS is the first step into the higher-performing eight-cylinder models and brings:

  • Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (473 hp, 457 lb-ft)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Sport exhaust system
  • Lower ride height
  • Adaptive headlights (swivel as you turn the steering wheel for better illumination in curves)
  • Unique sporty styling touches
  • Upgraded front seats

Panamera Turbo S
The Turbo S trim replaces the previous Panamera Turbo model. Standard upgrades include:

  • Upgraded turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (620 hp, 604 lb-ft)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Ceramic-composite brake rotors
  • Rear-wheel steering (enhance steering response and handling agility)
  • Torque-vectoring for the AWD system (enhances handling agility)
  • Heated rear seats
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
Finally, at the top of the lineup, the Turbo S E-Hybrid combines the Turbo V8 and E-Hybrid and adds:

  • Power increase to 690 hp and 641 lb-ft
  • Second air-conditioning system to cool the car while it's parked
  • 14-speaker Bose audio system

The Panamera is also available with a wide range of additional technology, safety and customization-oriented features. These include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the vehicle and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Blind-spot monitoring (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Soft-close doors
  • Night vision camera system
  • Middle rear seat
  • Ventilated seats
  • Massaging seats
  • Premium audio

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Porsche Panamera.


2021 Porsche Panamera video

SPEAKER: Switzerland is a land of natural beauty and a world-famous auto show. As Porsche debuts the Panamera Sport Turismo in Geneva, we take a 360-degree look inside the trunk. The origins of the Panamera Sport Turismo-- here on the Porsche stand in Geneva-- go all the way back to 2012 and the Paris Auto Show. Porsche developed a wagon concept that proved so popular they decided to build it. The Sport Turismo basically adds a larger trunk to the standard Panamera-- 0.7 cubic feet bigger, to be exact. And if you peer through the center there, you'll see there's now an extra seat, although the fifth passenger does get a bit of a bum steer, if you'll pardon the pun. But some people may say that a Porsche wagon is a bit of a niche too far, particularly in the US, but we're not so sure. All it does is take the excellent Panamera and add an extra dose of practicality and an extra dose of novelty. We really like it. We think it might have a bit of a cult following. Subscribe to the Edmunds YouTube channel for more 360-degree experiences. [CHATTER]

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo 360° Experience

NOTE: This video is about the 2018 Porsche Panamera, but since the 2021 Porsche Panamera is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Edmunds’ Alistair Weaver gives us a 360-degree look inside the trunk of the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$87,200
MPG & Fuel
N/A City / N/A Hwy / N/A Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23.7 gal. capacity
Seating
4 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed automated manual
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 325 hp @ 5400 rpm
Torque: 331 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 198.8 in. / Height: 56.0 in. / Width: 78.2 in.
Curb Weight: 4222 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 17.6 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Panamera safety features:

Lane Departure Warning and Intervention
Warns you if you try to move into a lane with another car in the blind spot and even applies minor steering corrections.
Forward Collision Warning
Alerts you when a front collision is imminent. Automatic emergency braking also applies the brakes, depending on the severity.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjusts the speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front, allowing for a safe space between cars.


Porsche Panamera vs. the competition

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2021 BMW M5

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Porsche Panamera vs. BMW M5

You get a lot more with a BMW M5 compared to the Panamera. The BMW packs 600 horsepower and more standard features, and with a starting price slightly less than the Panamera 4S, it definitely holds a price advantage. Going with the Porsche, though, gives you greater flexibility with body styles and options.

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Porsche Panamera vs. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

There are other, more affordable Mercedes-AMG GT sedans in the lineup, but our pick goes to the V8-powered AMG GT 63. It costs more than the Panamera GTS and has more power and traditional Mercedes luxury, but it isn't quite as athletic.

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Porsche Panamera vs. Audi RS 7

The Audi RS 7 (or the less expensive S7) is a great alternative to the Panamera. For similar money, you'll get more standard features from the RS 7, and the 591-horsepower V8 should get your blood pumping just as hard.

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2021 Porsche Panamera First Impressions

What is the Porsche Panamera?

The Porsche Panamera packs Porsche performance into a more usable body than the historic coupes that built the brand's reputation. Available with a V6, V8 or hybrid powertrain, in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, as a sedan or liftback, and in regular or long-wheelbase versions, the Panamera offers a staggering array of choices. And based on our experience, they're all good to drive.

For 2021, Porsche has released an updated Panamera. Performance variants such as the GTS, Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid get more power. The 4S E-Hybrid variant is new too. But most of the 2021 Panamera's tweaks are under the skin. You'll have to focus to really pick out the visual differences and host of small upgrades meant to collectively further refine the Panamera's driving experience. Yet overall they add up to an even better car.

What's under the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive's hood?

First, caveat lector: We've only driven the new 4S E-Hybrid so far. And the one we did drive was quite a ... uniquely specced car. It was also a German-market model. That means not only did the navigation not work here in the U.S., but all sorts of bits from the exhaust to the engine tuning are ever so slightly different from the eventual U.S. model.

Other than being a trifle more Deutsch than the Panamera you'll eventually be able to buy, our ride's mashup of "all the features" made it an odd duck. As an Executive model, it came with 5.9 inches added to the wheelbase, making it only about 3 inches shorter than a BMW 7 Series. In current models, that added length also comes with about 150 extra pounds of mass.

On top of that, our 4S E-Hybrid has 552 total system horsepower, carbon-ceramic brakes, the Sport Chrono package and summer tires. We were given an executive car set up for track duty. Which makes no sense. Of course, that's the joy of Porsche: You can spec your car in deeply nonsensical ways if it brings you joy.

The point of lending us this particular sled was to illustrate the numerous minor improvements Porsche has made to the Panamera and E-Hybrid lineups. Basically every part of the driver's interface with the road has been breathed on, from software to hardware, suspension to drivetrain to steering, in an effort to make the car both more comfortable in Normal mode and more drivable in Sport or Sport Plus.

The battery pack is bigger for 2021 (up to 17.9 kWh from 14.1), which Porsche says provides more all-electric range plus more consistent electric boost to acceleration. The regenerative braking system has been redesigned as well. On top of performing more unobtrusively, it can now apparently generate up to 12 kilowatts of charging during aggressive driving. That's better than a Level 2 charger.

How does the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive drive?

The new 4S E-Hybrid's acceleration is only a few tenths off the current Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, with a maximum claimed 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds (3.6 seconds for the Executive). That kind of power in a car that's likely to tip the scales over 5,000 pounds made us glad for the carbon ceramics, even if they did make limo stops in the long-wheelbase Executive devilishly hard. (Did we mention nobody would spec a Panamera this way?)

And there's no getting away from the fact that this is a very large car. It's long and heavy, and at low speed or in parking lots, you can't escape your awareness of its size. But on a back road, that nonsensical spec turns into magic. Thrown into Sport Plus, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive suddenly feels lighter and smaller. Almost small enough that it seems the whole name wouldn't fit across the back.

All of Porsche's trickery turns out to be a force for good, from the stronger power stabilizer bars to the active suspension to the retuned steering feel and revised regen/mechanical brake handoff. It's a big car that's easy and fun to drive hard and fast. It's a cliché to say it, but the car inspires confidence. In our hands, the P4SEHE monstered some incredibly tight mountain roads without putting a hair out of place.

A car this long and heavy shouldn't corner so sharply or so flat. It shouldn't brake so quickly into turns or accelerate out of them so aggressively. It feels like cheating. But who cares when you're smiling?

The Panamera has never been a slob in any of its iterations, but it's still impressive that Porsche manages to continue to refine and improve the formula and make a plug-in hybrid sedan feel like a true sports car.

How comfortable is the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive?

The occasionally grabby low-speed behavior of those massive carbon-ceramic brakes aside, we had very, very few complaints. Porsche's efforts with the car's suspension were designed to create a wider window between comfort and sport settings, and they succeeded. The ride won't be mistaken for an S-Class, but in Normal mode it does an admirable job evening out bumps. The Executive's longer wheelbase certainly helped as well. The trade-off is noticeable body motion if you forget to switch to Sport before tackling a corner. Few cars change personality so completely at the push of a button.

Porsche's seats are generally quite good across the lineup (except the fixed buckets, which are a nightmare and anyone who tells you otherwise has been brainwashed or bought), and these were no exception. We had no complaints after four hours behind the wheel, and we appreciated both the halfway-decent massage function and fully decent seat ventilation. The seat cushion may feel a touch narrow, but when you start cornering hard you'll wind up wishing for more bolstering.

The Executive's rear seats are deep and comfortable, almost like a padded, leather-wrapped Adirondack. Executive seating in more dedicated luxury cars often includes a fully reclining seat, but in the Porsche you'll have to settle for a reclining backrest. You'll still get heating, ventilation and massage, though.

If we have a complaint on the comfort front, it's road noise. This may be down to the more performance-oriented tires Porsche has made available, but for a car that's otherwise so comfortable, and that can run silently in EV mode, the noise over cracks and bumps on the freeway felt out of character.

How economical is the Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive?

Porsche doesn't have official EPA range numbers yet, but maximum range is sure to increase from the current 14 miles. Even at 75% charge, our car estimated more than 20 miles of available electric range (but remember, German model, not final, YMMV, etc.). It seems likely that if it's left plugged in overnight, you'll be able to handle an average commute without ever firing up the V6. And while the car isn't very electrifying to drive without the gas motor switched on, it's certainly more than passable as a commuter.

How's the Porsche Panamera's interior?

Porsche hasn't done much to the interior beyond a new steering wheel and a new clock face (which you'll be able to buy as a matching watch from Porsche Design, of course), so our basic praises and complaints about the interior still stand. Construction and materials are impeccable, and there's a surprising amount of room up front (and a perhaps unsurprising amount of room in the back of the Executive model, which is Legroom City). But visibility runs the gamut from "eh" to "is there a car behind me?" and the low-set windows make the interior feel tighter than it really is. Oh, and the piano black center console creates blinding glare if the sun hits it just right. Invest in some polarized lenses if you're picking up a Panamera in sunny Southern California.

How's the Porsche Panamera's tech?

Again, not much has changed. Porsche is pushing improvements to voice commands and has introduced wireless Apple CarPlay, but our German-spec tester and 3-year-old Samsung mobile didn't really allow us to test either. A full verdict will have to wait until we get a U.S. model in for official testing sometime next year.

The driver aids still work quite well, and the optional Burmester stereo is still superb. But there are also still a lot of capacitive touch buttons that are distracting to use and a touchscreen infotainment system that simply isn't as intuitive or technically impressive as the best of what competitors have to offer. It's a car that works best if you're willing to set it and forget it. If you're a fidgeter, it's a bit bothersome. Especially with steering this sharp: Let your attention drift and you're likely to wind up in the next lane.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The Porsche Panamera does a better job of being all things to all people than it has any right to. It's a comfortable sedan; it's a sharp, confident sports car; it's a plug-in capable of short stints of all-electric driving (if you spec it that way); and it's very, very good at almost everything it does.


FAQ

Is the Porsche Panamera a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Panamera both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Panamera ranges from 14.2 to 17.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Porsche Panamera. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Porsche Panamera?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Porsche Panamera:

  • More power for Panamera GTS, Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid
  • Panamera 4S now available as E-Hybrid
  • Larger battery pack for more consistent power and increased range in hybrid models
  • Part of the second Panamera generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Porsche Panamera reliable?

To determine whether the Porsche Panamera is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Panamera. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Panamera's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Porsche Panamera a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Porsche Panamera is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Panamera and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Panamera is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Porsche Panamera?

The least-expensive 2021 Porsche Panamera is the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $87,200.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $87,200
  • Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $188,100
  • Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $177,700
  • 4 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $91,800
  • 4S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $116,300
  • 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) which starts at $103,800
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) which starts at $198,100
  • 4 Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $98,500
  • 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $105,000
  • 4S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) which starts at $113,300
  • 4S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) which starts at $124,600
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) which starts at $187,700
  • 4 E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) which starts at $108,300
  • GTS 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) which starts at $129,300
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What are the different models of Porsche Panamera?

If you're interested in the Porsche Panamera, the next question is, which Panamera model is right for you? Panamera variants include 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), and 4 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM). For a full list of Panamera models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Porsche Panamera

2021 Porsche Panamera Overview

The 2021 Porsche Panamera is offered in the following submodels: Panamera Sedan, Panamera Wagon, Panamera Hybrid. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), Turbo S Sport Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), 4 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 4S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 4 Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 4 Sport Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 4S Sport Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), GTS Sport Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), 4S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), 4S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), 4 E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), and GTS 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM). Porsche Panamera models are available with a 2.9 L-liter gas engine or a 4.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 620 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Porsche Panamera comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automated manual. The 2021 Porsche Panamera comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Porsche Panamera?

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What's a good price for a New 2021 Porsche Panamera?

2021 Porsche Panamera 4 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $93,150. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $1,713 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,713 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $91,437.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is 1.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $88,550. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $1,627 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,627 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $86,923.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is 1.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $99,850. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $3,382 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,382 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $96,468.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is 3.4% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $105,150. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is trending $3,510 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,510 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $101,640.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $106,350. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $3,758 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,758 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $102,592.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is 3.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $109,650. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is trending $3,842 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,842 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $105,808.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is 3.5% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $114,650. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is trending $3,546 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,546 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $111,104.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is 3.1% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $117,650. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $2,170 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,170 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $115,480.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM) is 1.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $125,950. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is trending $7,616 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,616 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $118,334.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is 6% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera GTS 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $130,650. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $4,114 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,114 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $126,536.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) is 3.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2021 Porsche Panamera GTS 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $179,050. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $5,896 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,896 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $173,154.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $189,450. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) is trending $6,062 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,062 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $183,388.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM) is 3.2% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $189,050. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is trending $3,751 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,751 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $185,299.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is 2% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM)

The 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $199,450. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is trending $6,684 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,684 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $192,766.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is 3.4% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Porsche Panameras are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Porsche Panamera for sale near. There are currently 3 new 2021 Panameras listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $121,080 and mileage as low as 5 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Porsche Panamera.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Porsche Panamera?

2021 Porsche Panamera 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)

2021 Porsche Panamera Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8AM), 8-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required)

EPA Est. MPGN/A
Transmission8-speed automated manual
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement2.9 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase116.1 in.
Length198.8 in.
Width78.2 in.
Height56.0 in.
Curb Weight4222 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Porsche Panamera?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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