(5.0) 19 reviews
MSRP: $28,132$53,604
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 19-20
Engine: 400-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2010 Porsche Panamera

Our Take on the 2010 Porsche Panamera

Our Take

While the launch of Porsche's Panamera four-door performance hatchback isn't quite as significant as when the German automaker entered the SUV segment, it's a milestone nonetheless. Available with a choice of high-power V-8 engines, the Panamera has the potential to broaden Porsche... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat's low seating position, upright backrest
  • Powered spoiler limits rear visibility
  • Hatchback's cargo area about the same as competitors' trunks
  • Fixed head restraints

Notable Features

  • New for 2010
  • Four-door performance hatchback
  • 400- or 500-hp V-8
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Fuel-saving auto-stop feature

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.