2013 Porsche Panamera

MSRP $75,850

Ranked #6 in Sedan

7.7

Overall Rating

2013 Porsche Panamera Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Porsche is known for making sports cars that offer adrenaline rush and sheer luxury on-demand. The Panamera is a more practical approach for Porsche in making a luxury sedan that can accommodate up to four passengers and yet offer the signature Porsche experience. The Panamera offers powerful engine options, top-notch comfort with premium interiors, and stable ride quality with outstanding interiors.

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Pros

Luxurious interiors

Superior handling 

Powerful engine options

Cons

Exorbitant pricing 

Seating for four only

Low on practicality 

What's New?

Introduction of new trims 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$75850

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3750 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

195.7 in.

width

76 in.

height

55.8 in.

curb weight

3880 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98 cu ft.

cargo volume

44.6 cu ft.

payload capacity

1334 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/22/27 mpg

highway range

569.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$75,850 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Porsche Panamera in Agate Gray Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2013 Panamera is available in six main trims depending upon the engine capacity and other features. The trims are Base, Base 4, Platinum, Platinum 4, S, and 4S. The Platinum and Platinum 4 trims were introduced to fill the gap in between the subtle Base and the powerful S trims. It faces competition from the likes of Jaguar XJ, Mercedes-Benz S-class, and the BMW 7- series.


8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2013 Porsche Panamera Features

8.0/10

The 2013 Panamera is available in six main trims namely the Base, Base 4, Platinum, Platinum 4, S, and 4S. The S and the 4S come with a more powerful V-8 engine and offers road scraping performance while the other trims come with a V-6 engine which is no slouch and offers a class-leading sports car experience. Being a Porsche, all the trims are well laden with tech and creature comforts. 

Trims 

Panamera

Panamera 4

Panamera Platinum 

Panamera Platinum 4

Panamera S

Panamera 4S

MSRP

$75,850

$80,450 

$80,500

$84,600

$91,350

$96,350

Key Features 

3.6L V-6 engine 

Adds to or upgrades to the Panamera base trim

Adds to or upgrades to the Panamera 4 trim

Adds to or upgrades to the Panamera Platinum trim

Adds to or upgrades to the Panamera Platinum trim

Adds to or upgrades to the Panamera S trim

 

18-inch silver aluminum wheels 

AWD system 

Heated and ventilated front seats

AWD system 

4.8L V-8 engine 

AWD system 

 

Front zone a/c with dual-zone automatic climate control 

 

Bucket type front seats

 

Rear fog/driving lights

 
 

Heated mirrors

 

10-way power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support

 

Programmable garage door opener

 
 

Navigation system

 

Leather-trimmed upholstery 

 

Retained accessory power 

 
 

Remote keyless entry 

 

Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass sunroof

 

Adaptive suspension

 
 

Optional blind spot sensor 

 

Content theft-deterrent system 

 

Adaptive headlights

 

Which trim should you buy?

The Platinum trims make more sense to us as they are equipped with many creature comforts and come with exterior enhancements as well. Also, buying a base or a base 4 trim and then upgrading it with optional packages is definitely not worth it. For those who need performance, we mean extra performance can go for the S trims which offer even more rumble and heart-stopping acceleration times. However, they are fuel-guzzling monsters and come with exorbitant pricing.

2013 Porsche Panamera Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2013 Panamera is available in two engine options depending upon the trim you opt for. The Base and the Platinum trims are powered by a smaller 3.6L V-6 engine, producing 300 HP and 290 lb-ft of torque. The S trims are powered by a bigger 4.8L V-8 engine, producing 400 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both the engines are mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The trims come with RWD or AWD configuration depending on your choice.

Models(2013) 

Porsche Panamera

Jaguar XJ 

Merc-Benz S-Class

BMW 7-series

MSRP

$75,850

$73,200

$93,000

$73,600 

Engine

3.6 L V6

3.0L V6

3.0 L V6 turbocharged

3.0 L inline-6 engine 

Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

RWD

Transmission

7-speed auto

8-speed auto

7-speed auto

8-speed auto

Power (HP)

300

340

240

315

Torque (lb.-ft)

295

332

455

300

0-60 MPH (s)

5.6

5.2

6.4

5.6

Quarter mile (s)

12.9

13.8

14.8

14.0

Top Speed (mph)

160

125

162

155

The Jaguar XJ is the faster performer in the comparison. It does a 0-60 mph sprint in just 5.2 seconds despite having a smaller engine. The Panamera and the 7-series perform very similarly and do 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The S-Class offers the least amount of power and does 0-60 mph sprint in under 6.4 seconds. However, it comes with a higher top speed of 162 mph. 

2013 Porsche Panamera Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2013 Panamera offers less fuel efficiency than the competition. It gives about 18 mpg, 27 mpg, and 21 mpg in the city, on the highways, and in mixed driving conditions respectively. With a fuel tank capacity of 21.1 gallons, you can expect a range of 380 miles, 570 miles, and 443 miles in the city, on the highways, and in mixed driving conditions respectively.

Models(2013) 

Porsche Panamera

Jaguar XJ 

Merc-Benz S-Class

BMW 7-series

MPG (city)

18

18

21

19

MPG (highway)

27

27

31

28

MPG (combined)

21

21

26

22

Fuel capacity (gallons)

21.1

21.7

23.8

21.1

Range (city/highway)

379.8/569.7

390.6/585.9

500/737

400/590.8

The Jaguar XJ offers the same efficiency as that of the Panamera. However, owing to a slightly larger fuel tank, it offers a better range in all conditions. The S-Class is the most efficient car here, as it outputs the least power. It offers nearly 26 mpg in mixed driving conditions and with a larger fuel tank capacity of 23.8 gallons, you can expect nearly 618 miles of range on a full tank. The 7-series offers similar efficiency figures as that of the Panamera.

2013 Porsche Panamera Interior

7.0/10

As expected, the Cabin of the 2013 Panamera is opulent and luxurious enough. The quality of material used inside the cabin is top notch and finer details are handcrafted to perfection. The interior styling is influenced by the 911 and it's a good thing. The cabin is spacious, comfortable, and well-designed. The instrument cluster packs a 5-ring console that looks sporty and includes different gauges for your ready reference. The Panamera has many separate switches and switches instead of knobs to control different functions. 

The availability of dedicated buttons for each function might be intuitive to some. The front seats are comfortable and supportive in nature. The front headroom and legroom are also generous, to say the least. But the rear seat passengers will enjoy the luxury owing to the availability of a good amount of legroom and sufficient headroom for them. Actually can’t expect much legroom in performance-oriented cars but the Panamera tells another story and we like it.

Models(2013) 

Porsche Panamera

Jaguar XJ 

Merc-Benz S-Class

BMW 7-series

Seating capacity

4

5

5

5

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38/51.9/41.9

N/A/N/A/41.5

37.8/59.1/41.9

40.8/59.2/41.3

Second row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.2/51.7/33.3

N/A/N/A/38.9

38.5/58.7/42.3

38.9/57.6/44.3

Trunk space (Cubic ft)

15.7

15.2

16.4

14

All the cars except the Panamera offer seating for up to five passengers. The rear legroom is the best in the 7-series as it is a full-size sedan and passengers will be more comfortable on its rear seats. The Panamera offers the least legroom across the second row but considering its performance pedigree, it is quite acceptable. The Panamera offers a cargo capacity of 15.7 cu-ft and is considered to be good. The Mercedes-Benz S-class offers the best cargo capacity and is high on practicality. Some of the standout interior features of the 2013 Panamera are:

  • Heated steering wheel 
  • Cabin heating
  • Rear sunshades
  • Leather and simulated alloy trim on the center console
  • Custom interior trims 

How intuitive is the 2013 Porsche Panamera’s infotainment system?

As expected, the infotainment system is well-loaded and easy to use. The standard features are Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, USB/iPod integration, AUX input jack, 11-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity. The sound quality is also very good in its segment. You can also opt for optional features like Burmester surround sound system for better output and clarity, six-CD/DVD changer, SiriusXM satellite radio, voice control system, electronic logbook, Porsche rear-seat entertainment system, etc. Some of the standout infotainment features of the 2013 Panamera are:

  • CD player
  • Voice controls
  • USB/iPod ports
  • Navigation system
  • 11-speaker audio system
  • Optional Burmester surround sound system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio 

2013 Porsche Panamera Exterior

6.0/10

The styling of the Panamera is distinctively Porsche. The car sits low and has a long hood profile. The front bumper is quite low and it has a false grille. It also combines the DRLs and fog lamps. The headlamps are different from a typical Porsche but look good. Overall, the front fascia is a hit or miss depending on your taste. The side profile is a visually plain affair with the roofline merging seamlessly with the rear profile, but not in a coupe-like aggressive curve.

The side profile is a visually plain affair with the roofline merging seamlessly with the rear profile, but not in a coupe-like aggressive curve. As a result, the headroom is quite decent for the rear passengers. The sides also get a thick pillar but that doesn't obstruct the vision in any way. The rear profile is similar to the other Porsche cars you have seen and the tail lamps are sober and wrapped around the quarter panel slightly. The quad exhaust setup adds to the sporty appeal of this performance sedan.

Models(2013) 

Porsche Panamera

Jaguar XJ 

Merc-Benz S-Class

BMW 7-series

Curb Weight (lbs)

3880

3869

4784

4310

Length (in)

195.7

201.7

206.5

199.8

Width (in)

76

83.1

73.7

74.9

Height (in)

55.8

57

58

57.9

Ground clearance (in)

5.7

4.09

5.7

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

114.9

119.4

124.6

120.9

The Panamera has a lower curb weight in comparison to its rivals. This helps in providing better handling on the track and better braking performance owing to lesser momentum. The ground clearance is like any other sedan of its class and even better than the XJ. The BMW has a longer wheelbase, as a result it gets legroom for the rear seat passengers. It is also wider than its counterparts. Some of the standout exterior features of the 2013 Panamera are:

  • Bi-Xenon Headlights
  • Water repellant side windows
  • Headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (S and 4S)
  • Automatic rear lid
  • Quad exhaust pipes
  • 5mm spacers on rear axles
  • Thermal and noise-insulated laminated glass.

2013 Porsche Panamera Safety

7.0/10

The 2013 Panamera has not been crash tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS. The Porsche Panamera gets many features like ParkAssist, anti-lock brakes, stability control, airbags, electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control, active head restraints as standard. Some of the optional safety features include reversing camera, lane change assist, ceramic composite brakes for better braking performance etc. Some of the standout safety features of the 2013 Panamera are:

  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Lane change assist (optional)
  • Reversing Camera (optional)
  • ParkAssist 
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system 

2013 Porsche Panamera Final Verdict

The Porsche Panamera is a four-seater performance oriented sedan from the house of Porsche. It inherits most of the Porsche’s DNA within itself. It looks good, offers many luxurious features and handles very well for its dimensions. However, many other rivals offer better practicality and interior comfort with more occupants. Also, the Porsche is quite expensive as you climb up the trim ladder and many safety features are offered as optional extras and not as standard. If you are into the performance sedan segment and want to have the signature Porsche experience with excellent handling and performance then the Panamera is the way to go.