• (4.7) 20 reviews
  • MSRP: $23,755$57,215
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 19-22
  • Engine: 300-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2011 Porsche Panamera

Our Take on the 2011 Porsche Panamera

Our Take

Introduced in 2010, the Porsche Panamera is a large, four-door hatchback that's intended to compete with full-size luxury sedans like the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For 2011, Porsche adds to the existing V-8-powered Panamera S and turbocharged Panamera Turbo a V-6-powered versi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat's low seating position, upright backrest
  • Powered spoiler limits rear visibility
  • Cargo hatch no roomier than competitors' trunks
  • Fixed head restraints
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • New V-6 base model
  • Four-door performance hatchback
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • 300, 400 or 500 hp
  • Fuel-saving auto-stop feature

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The new V-6 Porsche Panamera is a lower-priced but perfectly viable alternative to the more powerful versions that made their debut close to a year ago. Cars.com editor Mike Hanley gave a comprehensive rundown of fthe first two trim levels in his review of the 2010 Panamera S and the Panamera Turbo. Comprehensive specs and pricing aren't available for the 2011 lineup as of this writing, bu... Read full review for the 2011 Porsche Panamera

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 20 reviews

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Best Car I've Ever Owned

by Mick from Phoenix, AZ on January 10, 2012

I've owned the Porsche Panamera for only 2 months but it is by far the best car I've owned. It drives great at 35mph and at 100mph. Very comfortable and great layout. Plus I get compliments every day ... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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