This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Porsche Panamera review.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

The interior of the Panamera oozes class with a high quality luxury feel and a stylish layout. It’s dominated by the central console which runs the length of the cabin and – in the front – houses the main controls. Unlike many other upmarket cars, Porsche hasn’t gone for an iDrive-style system with a control dial for the main functions, instead everything has its own dedicated button.

Surprisingly, this works well and isn’t too confusing, while also adding to the sporty feel. The five circular instrument dials are dominated by the central rev counter while the display to the right shows trip and stereo information. Usefully, it can also be set to show the sat nav map display. The driving position is perfect and there’s plenty of adjustment in both the seat and steering column.

Rear visibility isn’t great, but luckily all cars come with rear parking sensors as standard.

With four individual contoured seats the Panamera offers superb comfort for everyone on board. It’s especially impressive for those in the back where there’s masses of legroom, even with the front seats adjusted all the way back. And despite the coupe-like roofline, there’s plenty of headroom too. Wind and road noise are minimal, making long journeys enjoyably peaceful plus all models come with four-zone climate control and electrically adjustable heated front seats.