Offering responsive handling and blistering acceleration, the 2018 Porsche Panamera is a top choice for luxury-car shoppers who truly love to drive. With the Panamera, you’ll also enjoy a palatial cabin and high-end features.
The 2018 Porsche Panamera is a full-size luxury car with four doors and a hatchback trunk. It’s available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Panamera is sold in base, 4, 4 Sport Turismo, 4 Executive, 4S, 4S Sport Turismo, 4S Executive, Turbo, Turbo Sport Turismo and Turbo Executive trims. Buyers can choose between regular-wheelbase, extended-wheelbase (Executive) and wagon (Sport Turismo) body styles. A hybrid also is offered, and it’s reviewed separately.
The Sport Turismo wagon variant joins the Panamera lineup for 2018, and it’s the first Panamera to offer seating for five passengers. All other variants of this Porsche seat four.
The Panamera looks like a meatier version of iconic Porsche sports cars such as the 911. Teardrop-shaped headlights flow upward into a creased hood. Deep intake openings dress the car’s side panels, and sleek wraparound taillights adorn the rear fascia.
Base models are equipped with 19-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, LED daytime running lights, a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and an adaptive rear spoiler that’s deployed when the Panamera hits speeds of 56 mph and above.
Available features include 20- and 21-inch wheels, soft-close doors, adaptive LED headlights and high-gloss black exterior accents.
This Porsche’s cabin has a thoroughly expensive feel. Metallic accents adorn the broad dash and sloping center console, and a chunky, three-spoke steering wheel faces the driver. All variants of this Porsche provide generous legroom for rear-seat passengers. Depending on which body style you choose, the Panamera provides up to 18.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 52.6 cubic feet with these seats folded.
Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, partial leather upholstery, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats with eight-way power adjustability and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. You can spiff up your Panamera with amenities such as 14-way power-adjustable front seats with a massage feature, full leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated rear seats, four-zone climate control, eight-way power-adjustable rear seats, a power sunblind for the rear side windows, a heated steering wheel and wood, aluminum or carbon-fiber interior accents.
Nimble and enthusiast-oriented, the Panamera delights with quick acceleration and keen handling. Rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard, and all-wheel drive is available to provide added traction in rain or snow.
All base and 4 trims come with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 good for 330 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque, and all 4S trims utilize a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 that generates 440 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. All Turbo trims are motivated by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that kicks out 550 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. The Panamera Turbo can sprint from 0-60 mph in a scant 3.6 seconds.
The 2018 Panamera achieves fuel economy of up to 21/28 mpg city/highway.
Panamera drivers can choose from a host of modern technology features. Base models are equipped with navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, front and rear parking sensors, USB and auxiliary input, satellite radio, HD Radio and a 10-speaker stereo.
Available features include adaptive cruise control, a night-vision camera system, a blind spot monitor, lane-keep assist, a 14-speaker Bose stereo, a 21-speaker Burmester stereo and a rear-seat entertainment system with two removable 10-inch touch screens.
By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 4/24/2018)
Warren Clarke is a writer and editor whose work has been published in outlets such as the New York Daily News and Edmunds.com. He enjoys providing car owners with information that can help enhance and simplify their lives.
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User Reviews for 2018 Porsche Panamera
by Bobby Jones on May 16, 2020
The Truly Refined 2018 Porsche Panamera 4
"There simply is no better way to experience the 911 handling and the luxurious, spacious, and comfortable ride of a high-end vehicle, this is it. Fun, exciting, beautiful, exhilarating, and relaxing. Among all the luxury cars I have driven, this is my favorite. This my second Panamera and I simply love the overall experience."
Comfort and styling.
Beautiful and sporty.
Awesome acceleration, braking, and handling.
Family of 4 only.
This would depend on defining cost-effectiveness for the use of the vehicle. I say yes for work since I spend so much time in the vehicle I want, comfort, reliability and to have a bit of fun.
"Don't know why anyone would own an SUV when wagons like this one are available. It drives like a luxury car when my family is in it, and gets us wherever we want to go in comfort. But it turns into a supercar when in Sport + mode. "
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2018 Porsche Panamera Pricing
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The price range for the 2018 Porsche Panamera is $67,991 - $125,494.
The average selling price is $86,603.
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$85,000 - $194,800
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$67,991 - $125,494
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