2017 Porsche PanameraChange Vehicle
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From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Acceleration (Panamera 4S)
- Exhaust note
- Cargo versatility
- Extensive customizability
- Center controls
- Rear seating position
- Minimal front storage areas
- No Android Auto
- Limited self-driving capabilities
- 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
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.
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.
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
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?
2017 Porsche Panamera 4S Video Review
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Our View: 2017 Porsche Panamera
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 ... Read more
2017 Porsche Panamera: Car Seat Check
CARS.COM — It's unlikely Porsche's CEO "sedan" will have to pull family duty very often, but if it does, the Panamera can comfortably hold two car seats. ... Read more
Very good for everyday driving
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
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
The 2017 Porsche Panamera currently has 0 recalls