2018 Porsche Panamera

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$85,000–$160,000 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 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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2018 Porsche Panamera Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Porsche just launched a redesigned version of its Panamera luxury performance hatchback, and now it's adding a new Sport Turismo body style that gives the car a more traditional hatchback or wagon shape. The Sport Turismo offers a range of turbocharged drivetrains -- including one that transforms the car into a plug-in hybrid -- and an adaptive air suspension and all-wheel drive are standard.
 
The 2018 Panamera Sport Turismo hits dealerships at the end of the year with a starting price of $97,250 for the 4 trim level; $105,050 for the 4 E-Hybrid model; $110,250 for the 4S version; and $155,050 for the top-of-the-line Turbo (all prices include a $1,050 destination charge).
Exterior
Porsche says the Sport Turismo has unique styling from the B-pillars back. The roofline is higher, which leads to larger side windows in back, and the rearmost roof pillar is more upright. It's still forward-swept, though, which gives the design some additional athleticism.
 
A multiposition roof spoiler can provide more downforce as needed and is also used to minimize wind noise when the panoramic roof is open. Wheels as large as 21 inches in diameter are available.
 
Interior
The Panamera has been a four-seat car since its debut, but the Sport Turismo has room for up to five people with its three-person 40/20/40-split rear seat. Choosing the optional power-adjustable rear seats returns it to a four-seat configuration.
 
The Sport Turismo&...
Vehicle Overview
Porsche just launched a redesigned version of its Panamera luxury performance hatchback, and now it's adding a new Sport Turismo body style that gives the car a more traditional hatchback or wagon shape. The Sport Turismo offers a range of turbocharged drivetrains -- including one that transforms the car into a plug-in hybrid -- and an adaptive air suspension and all-wheel drive are standard.
 
The 2018 Panamera Sport Turismo hits dealerships at the end of the year with a starting price of $97,250 for the 4 trim level; $105,050 for the 4 E-Hybrid model; $110,250 for the 4S version; and $155,050 for the top-of-the-line Turbo (all prices include a $1,050 destination charge).
Exterior
Porsche says the Sport Turismo has unique styling from the B-pillars back. The roofline is higher, which leads to larger side windows in back, and the rearmost roof pillar is more upright. It's still forward-swept, though, which gives the design some additional athleticism.
 
A multiposition roof spoiler can provide more downforce as needed and is also used to minimize wind noise when the panoramic roof is open. Wheels as large as 21 inches in diameter are available.
 
Interior
The Panamera has been a four-seat car since its debut, but the Sport Turismo has room for up to five people with its three-person 40/20/40-split rear seat. Choosing the optional power-adjustable rear seats returns it to a four-seat configuration.
 
The Sport Turismo's liftover height is only about two feet from the ground, so you don't have to lift luggage that high when loading it. The cargo area measures 18.4 cubic feet, and with the rear seats folded, maximum cargo volume is 49 cubic feet. A cargo area management system with two rails in the floor and four tie-down points is optional.
 
Under the Hood
The Sport Turismo shares its engines with the regular Panamera. The base engine is a 330-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 while the 4S gets a 440-hp, twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 that accelerates the car from zero-to-60 mph in 4 seconds -- 1 second quicker than the base engine. The 4 E-Hybrid also uses the 2.9-liter V-6 and gains an electric motor, while the Turbo features a 550-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 that can rocket it to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.

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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

It?s more driving than another cars

by Jason panamera fan on May 29, 2018

I love it. It?s gorgeous and fancy . A bunch of the technology In car. exterior is amazing. This is one of my dream car. I got it. So I wish everyone who want to buy special car is different between ... Read full review

(5.0)

Perfect combination of beauty and performance

by Serena from Los Angeles, Ca on April 13, 2018

This car is the best for everyday use to got work or for daily activities and at the same time classy and amazing ride for the car lover. The inside is roomy enough to sit comfortably yet it’s a ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Porsche Panamera currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Porsche Panamera has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Porsche

Program Benefits

24-hour road side assistance, battery jump start, flat tire service, emergency fuel delivery, lockout service, replacement keys, extrication/winch service and trip interruption.

  • Limited Warranty

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

    2 Years / Unlimited Miles Warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.
  • Eligibility

    Under 8 years / 100,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 111 point mechanical and visual inspection..

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Panamera received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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