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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

No Porsche has ever been crash tested by Euro NCAP but the Panamera comes packed with safety kit including an advanced stability control system called PSM along with driver and front passenger airbags, curtain and side airbags (on the front seats) plus knee airbags. For extra Porsche Panamera safety rear-seat side airbags are available as an option on the 4 and 4S models.

Every car also comes with a Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) which can track and locate the car should it be stolen or towed away.

As well as offering impressive passenger room, the Panamera is also practical with a 445-litre boot - that's almost as large as a BMW 3 Series. The luggage space itself is wide and fairly easy to access thanks to the high opening tailgate (which is available with an electrical opening and closing function), although there is a pronounced boot lip which can make lifting heavy items out quite tricky.

The flexible load cover is cleverly built into the tailgate which makes it much more convenient than a traditional retractable cover. The Panamera also has split folding rear seats, something which is unusual in most luxury saloon cars, and when folded down there's enough room to carry two bicycles without even having to remove the front wheels. The standard model comes with an 80-litre fuel tank but the 4S and Turbo versions have 100-litres, giving them a longer range.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche Panamera (09-16).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
4 optional equipment
None available

4 Platinum Edition equipment

4 Platinum Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
4 Platinum Edition optional equipment
None available

4S equipment

4S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
4S optional equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Telephone

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
GTS optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Telephone

Platinum Edition equipment

Platinum Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
Platinum Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
S optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Telephone

S Hybrid equipment

S Hybrid standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Telephone
S Hybrid optional equipment
None available

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
Turbo optional equipment
None available

Turbo S equipment

Turbo S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Traction control
Turbo S optional equipment
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Telephone