2014 Porsche Panamera

MSRP $78,100 - $125,600

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7.7

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2014 Porsche Panamera Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Porsche Panamera is a very distinct proposition from a car manufacturer that is primarily into motorsports. It stands as a four-door cousin to the 911. No, it might not be as sporty as the 911 but is surely a boon for the enthusiasts who like to carve some corners in their executive outfit while also carrying two more people in utmost comfort. This executive saloon is powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 that churns out 310 horsepower and is paired to Porsche’s famous PDK gearbox for the best launches out there. 

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Pros

Superb driving dynamics

Excellent gearbox

Precise launches

Roomy cabin

Cons

Too many buttons on the center console

Styling is a hit-or-miss

Intrusive driver aids

What's New?

Panamera 4S gains an Executive trim

Panamera S and 4S get a new twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 

Exterior changes like steep windshield angle, larger front intakes, wider rear spoiler, and new trunk lid


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$78100

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3750 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

197.4 in.

width

76 in.

height

55.8 in.

curb weight

3902 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 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/23/28 mpg

highway range

590.8 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


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Trims

4$82,800 onwards

Base$78,100 onwards

S$93,200 onwards

4S$98,300 onwards

4S Executive$125,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Porsche Panamera in Agate Gray Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2014 Porsche Panamera range kicks off at $78,100 and goes against some of the most fierce competitors in the segment namely, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Maserati Ghibli, and the BMW 7 Series. All the German executive sedans have garnered quite a reputation and fan following in the past and are the talk of the segment in every discussion. 


9.0/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety


2014 Porsche Panamera Features

9.0/10

The 2014 Porsche Panamera starts at $78,100 for the Base trim and goes all the way up to $125,600 for the long-wheelbase 4S Executive trim. There are a total of 14 trims in the line-up, but the other trims have been covered separately. Having said that, the Base trim is actually very well-equipped and checks most of the boxes of what one expects from a car at this price range. The 4 trim adds AWD to the Base, while the S and 4S add the twin-turbocharged V6 to the table along with some trim-specific features. 

Trims

Base

4

S

4S

4S Executive

MSRP

$78,100

$82,800

$93,200

$98,300

$125,600

Key features

18-inch wheels

All features of the Base trim level plus:

All features of the 4 trim level plus:

All features of the S trim level plus:

All features of the 4S trim level plus:

 

Auto-leveling bi-xenon headlights

Leather upholstery

Twin-turbocharged V6

All-Wheel Drive

Long wheelbase

 

Front and rear parking sensors

Chilled glovebox

Unique 18-inch wheels

 

 

 

Sunroof

Internet connectivity

Quad exhaust tips

 

 

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

All-Wheel Drive

Adaptive headlights

 

 

 

8-way power heated front seats

 

Adaptive suspension dampers

 

 

 

11-speaker sound system with satellite radio

 

Chrome window surrounds

 

 

Porsche also offers the Base trim and the 4 trim with an exclusive “Edition” pack which adds a myriad of amenities to both the trims along with special badging and other design elements. The Edition pack does add a bit to the MSRP, and for the price, it includes features like 19-inch wheels, Power-adjustable sport steering wheel, Two-tone leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustment, Front seat memory function, and Heated rear seats.

We recommend

The Porsche Panamera’s trim line-up can be very confusing for one, and to ease things out, we recommend going for the Panamera 4 because of all the amenities on offer and also due to the AWD system that’ll ensure the driving dynamics the company is known for. This trim fits the bill perfectly for a person who wants to enjoy agility occasionally and prefers a nice and laid-back drive. If someone wants performance, the Panamera 4S is good because of the bump in output and also due to the AWD which helps in traction.

2014 Porsche Panamera Engine and Performance

6.0/10

The 2014 Porsche Panamera comes equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 under the hood which produces 310 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, which is channeled to the rear wheels only via Porsche’s flagship 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission. The Panamera 4 ups this by providing an AWD system that is also the most favorable for efficient launches and better driving dynamics. 

The 2014 Panamera also gets an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 that bumps up the output to 420 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque and is paired with the same gearbox as the other engine. This mill has a lot more punch and feels a lot more urgent as compared to the base engine, while also maintaining the refinement levels in the cabin. 

Models

2014 Porsche Panamera

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2014 Maserati Ghibli

2014 BMW 7-Series

MSRP

$78,100

$65,990

$69,800

$78,000

Engine

3.5L V6

Twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6

Twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6

Turbocharged 3.0L Inline-6

Transmission

7-speed PDK automatic 

7-Speed 7G-Tronic Automatic

8-Speed ZF Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Power

310 hp @ 6,200 RPM

329 hp @ 5,250 RPM

345 hp @ 5,250 RPM

315 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque

295 lb-ft @ 3,750 RPM

354 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM

332 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.4 seconds

5.2 seconds

5.2 seconds

5.4 seconds

Quarter-Mile 

13.9 seconds

13.8 seconds

13.6 seconds

14.0 seconds

Top Speed 

163 MPH

169 MPH

165 MPH

144 MPH

The Panamera is the only car here that doesn't have any assistance by way of turbos to help its engine, however, the car still remains pretty quick and matches the turbocharged 7 Series in the 0-60MPH runs, while just nudging ahead of it in the quarter-mile despite the latter churning more output. When comparing the price tag of the sedans in the competition, Porsche is the most expensive option.

2014 Porsche Panamera Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2014 Porsche Panamera is powered by a naturally aspirated V6, which doesn’t imply a good MPG, but the engine does manage to return impressive numbers. The EPA estimates this engine to return 18 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway, for a combined of 22 MPG from its 21.1-gallon fuel tank. Objectively, the figures are actually good considering the performance the Panamera has on offer along with the added weight of the luxuries inside. 

Models

2014 Porsche Panamera

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2014 Maserati Ghibli

2014 BMW 7-Series

MPG (City)

18

20

15

19

MPG (Highway)

28

30

25

29

MPG (Combined)

22

24

19

22

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

21.1 gallons

21.1 gallons

21.1 gallons

21.1 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (in miles)

379/590/464

422/633/506

316/527/400

400/611/464

All the cars have similar fuel tank capacities. When talking about fuel economy, the Mercedes takes the lead in both fuel economy as well as range. The Panamera’s range does take a hit, but considering the naturally aspirated nature of the engine, such fuel economy figures are expected. Maserati stands at the very last with a mileage of just 19 mpg combined.

2014 Porsche Panamera Interior

6.0/10

The 2014 Porsche Panamera is a proper executive sedan that has a posh interior covered in soft-touch material and leather, while also boasting of a very pleasing design and a very intuitive interior with plenty of cubby spaces to store goods. The center console is beautiful but can be rather cumbersome for people who prefer fewer buttons. Apart from this, the gear shifter is conveniently placed, and the armrest has plenty of space inside. 

The seats are very soft and relaxing, almost mimicking a couch to some extent. The seats inside feel sporty and have a lot of support and strong bolstering to keep the occupant in place while the driver carves some corners on a twisty road. The seats’ shape also makes them super comfortable for long drives. Talking of functionality, the Base trim gets power-adjustable front seats, while the higher trims add heating, ventilation, memory function, and massaging as well. The rear seats carry over the comfort of the front seats and are very well appropriated for the occupants.

Models

2014 Porsche Panamera

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2014 Maserati Ghibli

2014 BMW 7-Series

Seating Capacity

4

4

5

 

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.0/51.9/41.9

36.9/57.1/42.1

NA

40.8/59.2/41.2

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.2/51.7/33.3

36.1/56.5/35.0

NA

38.9/57.6/44.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

15.7

15.3

17.7

17.7

The 7 Series has the roomiest cabin in the segment, and the cargo capacity is also on par with the Maserati, whose interior dimensions are unknown, but the space is decent enough. The Panamera’s cabin is well roomy for a sporty executive sedan, and the hatchback-like trunk also helps in cargo loading and unloading. The interior is comfortable, posh, and well-appointed, and that being said, some of the highlighting features are:

  • Sunroof
  • Power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • 8-way power front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Chilled glovebox
  • 60/40-split rear seatback
  • Optional Two-tone leather upholstery 
  • Optional power-adjustable sport steering wheel

How intuitive is the infotainment unit in the 2014 Porsche Panamera?

The 2014 Porsche Panamera comes equipped with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen. This touchscreen response is fluid, and it is less distracting than the other systems on offer in the market today. This system also comes with Bluetooth in-built for telephony and seamless connection while also enabling music playback. The standard speaker setup is an 11-speaker setup that can be upgraded to a Burmester 16-speaker system for extra clarity and a posh music experience. Some of the highlighting features of this system include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • Porsche Online Services
  • Navigation
  • Satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • USB/iPod interface
  • 11-speaker sound system
  • Optional 16-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system 

2014 Porsche Panamera Exterior

9.0/10

The 2014 Porsche Panamera’s design has been updated for the current model year with a bit more aggression, and as such, the car now comes with a steeper windshield and larger air intakes in the front. It has a typical Porsche face with big headlamps and a seamless hood while keeping the intakes in the front bumper to aid with cooling. 

The side of the Panamera is very reminiscent of a Porsche due to the sloping roof and the low body height with a beautiful tail light. The lines are simple and designed to aid aerodynamics. The rear also looks like a Porsche with the new adaptive spoiler, which is also complemented by a dual exhaust setup. The sedan weighs 3,902 lbs, making it the lightest in the competition.

Models

2014 Porsche Panamera

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2014 Maserati Ghibli

2014 BMW 7-Series

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,902

4,255

3,990

4,432

Length (inches)

197.4

194.5

195.7

205.3

Width (inches)

76.0

74.1

76.6

74.9

Height (inches)

55.8

55.8

57.5

58.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.6

4.6

4.7

6.1

Wheelbase (inches)

115.0

113.2

118.0

126.4

The BMW 7 Series is the most bulbous of the cars in the competition with the most weight and most road presence, but despite this, it accelerates as well as the Panamera, which is a lot sportier. The Panamera, on the other hand, is more agile and has impressive handling dynamics with a higher ground clearance that also helps in going over the roads’ undulations. That being said, some of the highlighting exterior features are:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Adaptive headlights
  • LED headlight and taillight accents
  • Auto-leveling bi-xenon headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Adaptive suspension dampers 
  • Chrome window surrounds

2014 Porsche Panamera Safety

7.0/10

The 2014 Porsche Panamera has one of the safest chassis out there without compromising on the sportiness of the sedan. The car is a very impressive balance of comfort, luxury, and performance while also maintaining a very dynamic handling characteristic not seen in any of its rivals. The Panamera does not get a lot of driver-assistance features as standard, but they can be added later via packages that, of course, push the MSRP higher. Some of these safety aids include:

  • 360-degree surround-view cameras
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Adaptive headlights
  • ParkAssist
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor

2014 Porsche Panamera Final Verdict

The 2014 Porsche Panamera is the perfect mix of luxury and driving experience. The steering feedback is unparalleled, and the engine-gearbox combination makes acceleration butter-smooth, not to mention the excellent NVH levels inside the cabin. The interior is posh and checks all the boxes one could ask for in the segment. The fuel economy is one of the better ones, but the range is rather low as compared to the Bimmer. That being said, the Panamera does make a very commendable mix of luxury and comfort, making it a sure-shot buy for any enthusiast. 

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