2017 Porsche Panamera

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$85,000–$160,000 MSRP range
(4.8) 6 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 Porsche Panamera base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    330-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Acceleration (Panamera 4S)
  • Handling
  • Exhaust note
  • Cargo versatility
  • Styling
  • Extensive customizability

The Bad

  • Visibility
  • Center controls
  • Rear seating position
  • Minimal front storage areas
  • No Android Auto
  • Limited self-driving capabilities
2017 Porsche Panamera exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Porsche Panamera

  • Redesigned for 2017
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Four-seat hatchback
  • V-6 or V-8 engines, all turbocharged
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes available
  • Extended-length Executive version

2017 Porsche Panamera Road Test

Kelsey Mays

The Verdict

Redesigned for 2017, the Porsche Panamera remains a maverick among high-end luxury sedans — a maverick with idiosyncrasies.

Versus the Competition

The liftgate is one distinguishing characteristic of many, running the gamut from impressive to a little bizarre.

The Panamera comes as a four-seat hatchback in regular or extended wheelbases, the latter dubbed Executive. Compare them here. Typical of a pricey luxury car, mechanical configurations are numerous: Porsche offers three engines, three suspensions and rear- or all-wheel drive for 2017, and there are two plug-in hybrids and a Panamera Sport Turismo wagon coming for 2018 (see our First Drive here). Prices for the 2017 Panamera range from the mid-$80,000s to well over $200,000 if you indulge in Porsche's cornucopia of near-bespoke options. Our six-figure test car was an all-wheel-drive Panamera 4S with the mid-level engine and suspension.

Slimmer Rear

Gone is the old Panamera's bulbous rear end, replaced with svelte lines past the B-pillar. The redesign still looks like a Panamera, but it has the nip-and-tuck job the first generation badly needed. A few key dimensional changes reduce the bloat: Overall roof height is a skosh higher near the B-pillar but down nearly an inch at the rear axle, making for a more aesthetic roofline. Throw on thinner taillights with a connecting LED strip, to emulate the current 911, and it's all easier on the eyes. Executive variants add 5.9 inches in wheelbase, and all models offer a panoply of wheels (19 to 21 inches), lighting configurations and bumper designs.

Strong Power

With its twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 engine (making 440 horsepower and 405 pounds-feet of torque), the Panamera packs gratifying low-end power, energetic revving ... Read more

2017 Panamera Video

As luxury four-door cars in six-figure territory go, the Porsche Panamera remains one of the more unique choices amid a class of cars like the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Redesigned for 2017, is the Porsche as unique as it once was?

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Value For The Money

Latest Reviews


Very good for everyday driving

by vzpyjs from Ga on November 19, 2017

I would buy this car again. I would recommend this car to a friend. It drives good with a lot of power and gets good gas mileage Read full review


Panamera Fever

by Porschegirl from Silver Spring, MD on September 29, 2017

Perfect car for a perfect day. Classy and stylish, feels good every time you step into it. The new design is step up from the previous model. Would continue to have the Porsche fever. Worth the money!... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2017 Porsche Panamera currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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