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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Porsche Panamera (09-16) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £60,327 - £131,207
Used price £10,545 - £44,760
Used monthly cost From £263 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £0 - £580
Insurance group 45 - 50 How much is it to insure?

PROS

  • Superb performance and handling
  • Seats four in luxury
  • Extremely refined
  • Classy interior, top build quality

CONS

  • Expensive optional extras
  • Hybrid is too expensive

Porsche Panamera rivals

Written by David Ross on

Porsche broke with its sports car tradition when it launched the Cayenne 4x4 in 2003 and the Panamera marks another big step - it's the first ever four-seater saloon to be produced by the carmaker.

At almost five metres long it offers luxuriously spacious travel, especially for those in the back, helped further by a refined ride. The styling isn't to everyone's taste, but with its coupe appearance, it is undeniably a Porsche and actually looks more appealing up close. The good news is that it also handles like a Porsche with great steering, minimal body roll and stunning performance.

The majority of models come with a twin-clutch automatic gearbox called PDK which offers amazingly fast and smooth shifts while the Turbo S model boasts an immense 550bhp. For more, read the full Porsche Panamera review that follows.

Porsche Panamera rivals