2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid
Which Panamera does Edmunds recommend?
While the range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid is appealing, it comes with a mighty price tag and for that reason, we recommend the Panamera Turbo (non-hybrid). The Turbo is available in all three Panamera body styles (we prefer the Sport Turismo) and it comes with Porsche's fire-breathing 550-hp twin-turbo V8.
Standard equipment on the Panamera Turbo includes a wide-view 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an adaptive air suspension, full leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats with memory settings, heated rear seats and a 14-speaker Bose audio system.
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4 / 5
The Porsche Panamera was redesigned from the ground up just a year ago. It got new looks, new engines and a bevy of tech upgrades. But for Porsche, that's apparently not enough. The 2018 Porsche Panamera gets two big additions: the Panamera Sport Turismo and the Turbo S E-Hybrid. The Sport Turismo has an expanded hatchback area that gives the Panamera an almost wagonlike profile, while the Turbo S E-Hybrid packs more power than almost any car Porsche has ever made.
With a whopping 680 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque, the Turbo S E-Hybrid will out-accelerate most sports cars on the planet (Porsche estimates it will go from zero to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package). That would be impressive on its own, especially from such a big, luxurious sedan, but the same car can be plugged in and charged for, Porsche says, about 30 miles of electric-only range. Last year's Panamera was already performance-focused and conspicuously luxurious. It's even more so for the 2018 Panamera.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4S as one of Edmunds' Best Sports Sedans for this year.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Porsche Panamera is available in three different body styles, with five different powertrains. Equipment levels change as you climb up the ladder, but no matter which one you choose, each Panamera is highly customizable. Essentially, if you're buying a Panamera, you're spoiled for choice.
At the bottom of the ladder, there's the only rear-wheel-drive Panamera, the base trim. From there, everything else is all-wheel-drive: the Panamera 4, Panamera 4S, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Panamera Turbo and Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Everything above the base trim is also offered in the Executive body style, which is a longer version of the Panamera that adds nearly 6 inches of rear legroom. The 4, 4S, 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo models are also available in a Sport Turismo body style, which has a bigger hatchback cargo area. All Panameras come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four seats (a middle rear seat is optional).
The base Panamera comes with quite a bit of standard equipment, including a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (330 hp, 331 lb-ft), 19-inch wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (also known as adaptive suspension or PASM), LED headlights, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, a power hatchback trunklid, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors with heating, a two-way adaptive rear spoiler, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition (without keyless entry), partial leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, driver-seat memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manually adjustable steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, Bluetooth, a wide-view 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system (including a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot), and a 10-speaker audio system with satellite and HD radio and USB and auxiliary audio inputs.
The Panamera 4 keeps the same standard equipment utilizes the same single-turbo 3.0-liter V6 as the standard model but adds all-wheel drive. The Panamera 4S keeps the all-wheel-drive powertrain, but it swaps the engine to a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 (440 hp, 405 lb-ft) and adds a unique dual exhaust system. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid gets the 2.9-liter engine along with an electric motor and a 14-kWh lithium-ion battery (for a combined 462 hp, 516 lb-ft) with approximately 30 miles of all-electric driving range. To support the extra weight of the battery pack, air suspension is standard on the hybrid models.
The more performance-oriented Panamera Turbo makes use of a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (550 hp, 567 lb-ft), 20-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, an adaptive air suspension, a four-way adaptive rear spoiler, quad tailpipes, keyless entry and ignition, a power-adjustable steering wheel, dark walnut wood trim, synthetic suede roofliner and pillar trim, full leather upholstery, 14-way power front seats with memory settings, heated rear seats and a 14-speaker Bose audio system.
At the top of the ladder, there's the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which adds the hybrid components to the 4.0-liter turbo V8 (for a combined 680 hp and 626 lb-ft). Essentially, standard equipment is the same as on the regular Turbo with the addition of 21-inch wheels; ceramic composite brakes; the optional Sport Chrono package (launch control, a dash-mounted stopwatch, an Individual driving mode for a custom feel, a dedicated Sport button and performance-oriented displays); and a second air-conditioning system to cool the car while it's parked.
There's a long list of stand-alone or bundled options for pretty much every trim level since Porsche believes that owners should be able to customize their cars to personal taste. You can have the 4 and the 4S with most of the Turbo's standard equipment. Additional highlights for the rest of the lineup include various wheel, paint, interior trim and leather specifications (with multiple two-tone interior treatments on offer), speed-sensitive steering assist, a sport exhaust, power-closing doors, a heated steering wheel, a 21-speaker Burmester audio system, 18-way adaptive sport seats, eight-way power rear seats with memory function, ventilated front and rear seats, massaging front and rear seats, four-zone climate control, a rear touchscreen interface, power rear sunshades and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use2.5
Getting in/getting out4.5
Child safety seat accommodation3
Audio & navigation2.5
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Panamera safety features:
- Lane Departure Warning and Intervention
- Warns the driver if they're exiting their lane with another car occupying the blind spot and even applies minor steering corrections.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Alerts the driver when a front collision is imminent. Automatic emergency braking also applies the brakes depending on severity.
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Provides the driver with a set speed while maintaining a set distance behind the car in front, allowing for a safe space between cars.
2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid for Sale
Porsche isn't resting on its laurels with the 2018 Panamera. Even after a major redesign just a year ago, the Panamera gets a new body style (the Panamera Sport Turismo) and the addition of the stunningly powerful Turbo S E-Hybrid variant. This means the Panamera now has three available body styles (standard, Sport Turismo, Executive) and five available powertrains (single-turbo V6, twin-turbo V6, twin-turbo V6 hybrid, twin-turbo V8, twin-turbo V8 hybrid). All of that means the pricing for the 2018 Porsche Panamera is a bit spread out.
Base trim levels come with generous amounts of equipment such as Porsche Active Suspension Management (also known as adaptive suspension or PASM); LED headlights and taillights; a panoramic sunroof; front and rear parking sensors; a rearview camera; heated front seats; Bluetooth; a wide-view 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system (including a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot); and a 10-speaker audio system with satellite and HD radio and USB and auxiliary audio inputs. From there, there are a few bundled options and various trim levels to choose from, but almost every Porsche is available with the same extensive list of stand-alone options.
Porsche equips most Panameras with all-wheel drive. In addition, the 4S gets a more powerful twin-turbo V6 and adds a unique exhaust. The E-Hybrid gets the same V6 as the 4S along with an electric motor and a 14-kWh lithium-ion battery with approximately 30 miles of battery-only driving. From there, it's the Turbo's twin-turbocharged V8 and the Turbo S E-Hybrid's electric-enhanced version of the same engine. While it might seem like a complicated or long list of powertrains, you can basically think of it this way: the faster you want to go in your Panamera, the more you'll have to pay.
Since it spans such a wide pricing range, the Panamera competes with a number of other luxury sedans and wagons. Among those competitors are some of the most refined and powerful sedans on the planet, but the Panamera still stacks up well — both in terms of included and available equipment. Premium levels, both on the Panamera and on rivals, are likely to break the bank of anyone who isn't a millionaire, but in this class of vehicle that shouldn't be surprising. Pricing may be high in this class, but you're getting quite a bit of performance and a more than acceptable amount of luxury appointments. For the perfect luxury sedan, make sure to check out all the reviews available at Edmunds.
2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid Overview
The 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid is offered in the following styles: 4 E-Hybrid 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), Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM), 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 4dr Sedan 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 Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM).
What do people think of the 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Panamera Hybrid.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Panamera Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including 4 E-Hybrid, Turbo S E-Hybrid, Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid here.
Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid?
2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM)
The 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid 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 $119,670. The average price paid for a new 2018 Porsche Panamera Hybrid 4 E-Hybrid 4dr Sedan AWD (2.9L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8AM) is trending $100 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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.