2018 Porsche Panamera

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of the 2018 Porsche Panamera. Base trim shown.

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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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

2018 Panamara bought in Atlanta

by londovpan1955 from Jefferson on August 20, 2018

So far so good, have had the car for thirty days. I believe I received a good value after looking for a vehicle for 4 months. Dealership experience was good thru some difficult scheduling issues. Read full review

(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

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 Warranties

Backed by Porsche
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    8 years/100,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain warranty

    2 years/unlimited miles after new-car limited warranty expires or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    111-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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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