2021 Porsche Panamera Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 Porsche Panamera Model Review

2021 Porsche Panamera

Key Features

  • Starting at $88,550 MSRP*
  • Four gasoline engine choices (plus two E-Hybrid drivetrains), ranging from the standard 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 (325 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque) up to an available twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 (620 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque) in the new Panamera Turbo S
  • 7-speed PDK automatic transmission
  • Optional all-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen center display with touch-sensitive controls and heads-up display (HUD)
  • Smartphone Integration with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay®
  • Standard 8-way electrically adjustable comfort seats with driver memory package, with optional 14-way electrically adjustable comfort seats or 18-way electrically adjustable adaptive sport seats
  • Standard lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition
  • New leather-wrapped multifunction Sport steering wheel with shift paddles

About the Porsche Panamera

For over a decade, the Porsche Panamera has remained in a class by itself as an executive luxury sports car. In the Panamera, performance never takes a backseat – although after seeing the back seat, you may want to. The new 2021 Porsche Panamera builds upon Porsche’s winning formula by introducing new features, like next-generation tire technology that improves both performance and efficiency, as well as a new plug-in hybrid model and an even faster Turbo S variant. With the 2021 Porsche Panamera, you never have to choose between comfort, safety, and performance – you have it all at your fingertips.

Speaking of having it all at your fingertips, the 2021 Porsche Panamera has the tech and infotainment you demand for navigating the modern world with the poise and precision you’ve come to expect from Porsche. A 12.3 inch center touchscreen, offers features such as a Wifi hotspot, online navigation, and real-time traffic information. In addition, not one, but two premium audio systems are offered, from BOSE ® and Burmester.


What’s New for 2021

  • New Panamera Turbo S model with upgraded engine
  • New Panamera 4S E-Hybrid model with improved battery capacity and range
  • All models receive the SportDesign front fascia and lower rear fascia with diffuser fins
  • Standard lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition
  • One new 20” wheel design and two new 21” wheel designs
  • Blacked out trim on Panamera GTS
  • New multifunction Sport steering wheel with shift paddles
  • Recalibrated chassis tuning and updated brakes
  • New-generation tires for superior performance and efficiency

  • What the Critics Say

    “With agile handling and a smooth ride, especially when equipped with the optional adjustable air suspension, the 2021 Panamera is a thrill to drive. It also provides the comfort and luxury expected of such an expensive four-door hatchback.” – Car and Driver

    “Despite its length, the Panamera is wonderfully maneuverable, the steering is remarkably precise, and the car corners like a champ, especially when the rear-wheel-steering and torque-vectoring technology come into play.” – Kelley Blue Book


    Porsche Panamera Features

    2021 Porsche Panamera

    Exhilarating Performance

    Porsche, in their continued commitment to sports car excellence, has updated the 2021 Panamera in dozens of ways that aren’t noticeable to the naked eye (and a few that are). The chassis tuning has been carefully adjusted and recalibrated for a smoother ride and improved handling. Meanwhile, under the hood, internal engine changes have given birth to the all-new Panamera Turbo S, bristling with 620 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque. In addition, both the tires and the Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) have been upgraded over the previous model year, promising superior grip, stopping power, and better overall performance than the outgoing model. To handle this newfound power and performance, the steering feel has been recalibrated to offer more precise feedback without sacrificing comfort. The newly redesigned, leather-wrapped multifunction Sport steering wheel with shift paddles is an excellent way to experience the new 2021 Porsche Panamera.

    2021 Porsche Panamera

    Sophisticated Interior

    The concept of personal choice and freedom is alive and well at Porsche. The 2021 Porsche Panamera offers an impressive array of options that allow you to personalize your new Panamera into an idealized vision of automotive perfection. The standard 8-way electrically adjustable comfort seats include a driver memory feature, while 14-way adjustable comfort seats or 18-way adjustable adaptive sport seats are also available to the discerning driver. You can also choose between two premium audio systems – a 14-speaker, 710 watt BOSE ® Surround Sound System with separate subwoofer can be selected, as well as a 21-speaker, 1,455 watt Burmester 3D High-End Surround System with an active 400 watt subwoofer. Nearly every feature of your interior can be further customized, including a dizzying array of color and material options.

    2021 Porsche Panamera

    Innovative Safety & Driver Assistance

    For 2021, lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition are standard equipment on the Porsche Panamera. Optional driver assistance features include night vision assist, lane change assist, surround view cameras, and Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control. Porsche InnoDrive takes the adaptive cruise control concept a step further, actively working to optimize your speed and helping out in traffic jams to reduce driver fatigue. This cutting-edge piece of technology can scan the road up to 1.8 miles ahead and plan ahead accordingly. Even if you prefer to stay in control, your Panamera can keep you up-to-date on road conditions with real-time traffic information delivered to the 12.3 inch center touchscreen or displayed on the head-up display (HUD). With a host of tech features designed to keep you safe, the 2021 Porsche Panamera is the ideal commuting companion.


    Trims & Specs

    Panamera Sedan

    Panamera Sedan

    • Starting at $88,550 MSRP*
    • 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 (325 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque)
    • 8-way electrically adjustable comfort seats with driver memory package
    • Lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition
    Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan

    Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sedan

    • Starting at $103,800 MSRP*
    • 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 with electric motor (455 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque)
    • Sport Chrono package
    • High performance summer tires
    Panamera 4S

    Panamera 4S

    • Starting at $105,000 MSRP*
    • 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 (443 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque)
    • Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive
    • Adaptive Air Suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
    Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sedan

    Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sedan

    • Starting at $114,650 MSRP*
    • 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 with electric motor (552 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque)
    • Calibrated drive modes to maximize efficiency
    • Improved battery capacity over prior model
    Panamera GTS Sedan

    Panamera GTS Sedan

    • Starting at $130,650 MSRP*
    • 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 (473 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque)
    • 18-way electrically adjustable adaptive sport seats
    • Sport exhaust system
    Panamera Turbo S Sedan

    Panamera Turbo S Sedan

    • Starting at $179,050 MSRP*
    • 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 (620 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque)
    • 14-speaker, 710 watt BOSE ® Surround Sound System with separate subwoofer
    • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB)
    Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    • Starting at $187,700 MSRP*
    • 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 with electric motor (689 hp and 642 lb-ft of torque)
    • Rear axle steering with Power Steering Plus
    • Acid Green painted brake calipers


    *Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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