2016 Porsche Panamera

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Porsche Panamera highlights

Customer rating


  • Plenty of choices across powertrain and trim level 
  • Powertrains all provide impressive power figures 
  • High level of quality and refinement 


  • No Apple CarPlay® connectivity 
  • Unique look will not be for everyone
  • Limited seating capacity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 24 highway, 18 combined

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Performance luxury sedan 

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is a stand-out luxury sedan. This model’s hatchback design and focus on performance offer practicality but will also put a smile on your face. Porsche’s focus on driver experience is present, from a driver-centric cabin to engine options that produce up to 570 horsepower. A long list of available features will inflate the price, but also ensure you can have your Panamera equipped with everything you need to be comfortable. 

All Porsche Panamera years

What is new for the 2016 Porsche Panamera?

  • The Panamera is available in a variety of new trims, including the 4 Edition, Edition, and Turbo S Exclusive.
  • Panamera trims have been upgraded with Full Leather Interior, Quad Seats, Rear View Camera, and DVD Video System as standard equipment this year.
  • The GTS trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Porsche Panamera

1. Standout design 

If you are looking for a vehicle that brings a unique design to the equation, rest assured that the Panamera stands out from the crowd. Its hatchback design is both unique and practical, providing additional storage behind its rear seats. The Panamera is also available in a variety of different colors, including red and blue jewel tones that help its design pop.  

2. Huge variety across powertrain options 

Whether you are focused on maximum power or something cutting-edge, the Panamera has an engine option for you. Its base powertrain provides an adequate 310 horsepower from a 3.0L V6 engine. If you want something more state-of-the-art, the plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a V6 engine with a 95-horsepower electric motor to produce 416 horsepower. If top power output is your focus, a V8 is available with 570 horsepower in the Turbo S trim.  

3. Not afraid of the snow  

The Panamera offers all-wheel drive as an option on all engine options except the plug-in hybrid. If you live somewhere that encounters snow, you’ll want to look into the all-wheel drive option to maximize traction. As an added perk, the Panamera offers standard heated seats that are a must-have in cold climates.  

4. Top-tier build quality and materials  

Porsche manufactures high-end vehicles, and that is easily seen in the Panamera. The craftsmanship is top-notch and the materials feel like a luxury product. The interior also offers two-tone leather as an option, further elevating its appearance.  

5. A focus on driving experience  

If driving is your priority, Porsche might be the right brand for you. Its motorsport pedigree has been leveraged to ensure the 2016 Panamera drives more athletically than other large luxury vehicles. Some examples of that pedigree include the incredibly responsive PDK® transmission and powerful engines across the lineup. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Porsche Panamera an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Porsche Panamera 42nd out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

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Porsche Panamera features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Burmester Audio
  • CD Audio
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.9"/R 33.3"

Head room

F 38"/R 38.2"

Front tires


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