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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Porsche Panamera review.

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

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

CONS

  • Expensive optional extras
  • Hybrid is too expensive

At a glance

New price £60,327 - £131,207
Used price £11,840 - £51,090
Fuel economy 22 - 44 mpg
Road tax cost £0 - £570
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

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