2016 Porsche Panamera

Rating8.1

Ranked #2 in Fullsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$78,100 - $263,900

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Key Spec of 2016 Porsche Panamera
fuel economy

18/22/28

fuel type

premium unleaded

horsepower

310 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2016 Porsche Panamera Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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What sets the Porsche Panamera apart from its peers is the perfect combination of luxury and performance. It features the best-in-class interiors dripping with luxury. Performance is also uncompromised, as the Panamera carries the soul of the 911 in it. The exterior styling with curved contours has Porsche written all over it. There are a whopping 14 trims available to suit your choice.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Excellent handling around corners

High ownership costs

No major changes

Strong performance right from the base trim

Poor rear visibility

Superior cabin quality 

Dated electronics interface

Wide range of trims available to suit buyers with different taste

Over All Rating

8.1

Out of 10

Pricing and Features9.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy8.00
Interior8.60
Exterior9.00
Safety7.00
Competition7.00
Notable Rankings

#2 in Fullsize Sedan

#5 in Sedan


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Trims

4$82,800 onwards

Base$78,100 onwards

Edition$80,000 onwards

  • 19-inch silver aluminum Wheels

4 Edition$84,300 onwards

  • Driver Lumbar support

S$93,200 onwards

4S$98,300 onwards

4S Executive$125,600 onwards

Exclusive Series$263,900 onwards




Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2016 Panamera is powered by a potent V6 for the base and non-Turbo models, while the S models get a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. The higher trims such as the GTS get a naturally aspirated V8, whereas the Turbo models get a turbocharged V8 motor. In the segment, the Panamera competes with the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A7.


Features
8.0/10

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is available with a lot of options to choose from. You can choose power options too with three engine configurations available. Some of the trims available are Base, Edition, 4, 4 Edition, S, and 4S. The 4 configuration features an excellent all-wheel-drive system which gives an extra edge to the driver experience in the Panamera. On the other side, we have the premium Sport, S, and 4S models with a more powerful turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 Engine churning out 420 hp. Some of the standard features on the base models of the Panamera include automatic bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, cruise control, a sunroof, a power liftgate, and dual-zone automatic climate control among other features.

Model

Base

Edition

4

4S Executive

Price

$78,100 

$80,000

$82,800

$125,600

Key Features

18-inch Wheels

Same as the base trim, but with the following additions:

Everything On Base 

Everything On Base 

 

Automatic Bi-xenon Headlights

19-inch silver aluminum Wheels

Awd

5.9-inch Longer Wheelbase

 

Led Running Lights

Driver and passenger Lumbar support

 

Thermally And Noise-insulated Glass

 

Heated Eight-way Power Front Seats

 

 

Soft-close Doors

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Which version to buy? It really just depends on an individual's choice and priorities. But for an average buyer, the base V6 powered models would suffice with trims such as the base and Edition. If you require extra legroom at the back, you can opt for the Executive trim since it has a longer wheelbase along with some more premium features such as soft-close doors.

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

The Porsche Panamera is known for its scintillating performance inspired by the 911. The potent 3.6-liter V6 offers great power output, putting out around 310 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. The transmission system is a big game-changer with an 8-speed Automatic PDK gearbox. The refinement levels of the motor are impressive, yet it gives out a sporty exhaust note when pushed hard. The powerful combo makes the car sprint to 0-60 mph in about 6 seconds, which could have been much better compared to its rivals. The braking mechanism of the Panamera takes a long 113 ft. to a complete halt from 60-0 mph.

Models

Porsche Panamera

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Audi A7

MSRP

$79,500

$78,100

$68,300

Engine

3.0-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.0-Liter V6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

7-speed auto-shift manual

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

310 @ 5,800 rpm

310 @ 6,200 rpm

333 @ 5,300 rpm

Torque

330 @ 1,400 rpm

295 @ 3,750 rpm

325 @ 2,900 rpm

0-60 MPH

6.0

5.3

4.7

Quarter mile

N/A

13.8

13.3

Braking 60-0 MPH (ft.)

113

106

109

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,902

4,190

4,288

Top speed(mph)

160

155

155

The BMW 6 Series makes similar horsepower to the Panamera, but the former’s higher torque and brilliant transmission make it quicker than the latter. The Audi A7 is the most powerful option here with impressive acceleration times and braking performance as well. When comparing the price tag of the sedans in the competition, Porsche is the most expensive option.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is one of the best cars in the segment in terms of performance to fuel economy ratio. Irrespective of the capacity of the powertrain and the performance numbers, the car offers a decent fuel economy, with 20 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on speedways. The sedan comes with a fuel tank capacity of 21.1 gallons, resulting in a highway range of 590 miles.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Audi A7

MPG (city)

18

20

20

MPG (highway)

28

31

30

MPG (combined)

22

24

24

Fuel Capacity

21.1

18.5

19.8

Range(mi.)(city/highway)

379/590

370/574

396/594

The BMW 6 Series impresses the most with its fuel economy ratings despite being quicker and delivering more torque than the Panamera. The Audi A7 also has impressive fuel economy ratings considering its excellent performance levels. When comparing the overall range of the sedans in the competition, Audi has the most at 594 miles.

Interior
8.6/10

The 2016 Porsche Panamera interior is all enthralled with luxury by having plush and luxurious cabin appointments. The car definitely lacks in terms of cargo space and could have offered more. The cabin offers some creature comfort features such as adjustable seats for a comfortable drive, a driver eccentric dashboard to toggle on the switches to change modes, a fully integrated steering wheel with mounted controls for the infotainment system, and many more. Premium seating is offered wrapped with soft leather upholstery. 

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Audi A7

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.0/51.9/41.9

40.6/56.7/42.1

36.9/57.2/41.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.2/51.7/33.3

37.0/54.6/35.3

36.6/55.9/37.0

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (cu.-ft.)

15.3

16.2

24.5

The BMW 6 Series offers the maximum headroom for the front seats, making it quite comfortable for the driver and the front co-passenger. However, its rear seats are not quite practical for tall adults over long trips. The Audi A7 seriously lacks in terms of headroom, owing to its awkwardly low roofline, but its cabin is at par with the Porsche in terms of comfort and features. The A7 also offers the best cargo space as well. Some interior features are:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated Front and rear seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Seat memory settings
  • Power adjustable driver’s seat and front passenger seat
  • Dual Zone automatic climate control

How intuitive is the 2016 Porsche Panamera’s infotainment unit?

As standard, the 2016 Porsche Panamera comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display which incorporates the brand’s proprietary Porsche Communication Management system. The user interface is smooth, but the graphics and the overall experience feel dated as compared to its rivals. Some of the standard features on offer are a navigation system, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 11-speaker sound system among others. Some standout infotainment features are:

  • Porsche Communication Management infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen
  • Bluetooth and WiFi Connectivity
  • A Bose or Burmester premium audio system
  • A rear-seat entertainment system with dual 7-inch screens(optional)
  • Satellite Radio and HD Radio
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • MP3 Player
Exterior
9.0/10

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is one of the most rewarding four-door flagship models to drive. The exterior of the car is aerodynamically quite efficient than most of its rivals with round corners and a flowing design to defy air resistance. The body is capable enough to take advantage of aerodynamics and use it to save fuel. The front end looks like a traditional Porsche, devoid of any aggressive styling and a low-slung appearance. The 18-inch wheels give a sporty vibe as compared to the rivals. The ground clearance of the Panamera is quite good in comparison to its rivals, which gives it more stability and flexibility to drive on a lot of road conditions.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Audi A7

Length(in)

197.4

197.2

197.3

Width(in)

76.0

74.6

75.2

Height(in)

55.4

55.0

55.9

Ground clearance (in)

4.7

4.3

4.3

Wheelbase (in)

115.0

116.9

114.8

Track width (in) F/R

65.2/65.2

62.8/63.9

64.3/64

The BMW 6 Series has a mildly aggressive yet elegant design and is almost similar to the Panamera in terms of exterior dimensions. It, however, lacks the smooth and flowing design of the Panamera. The Audi A7 is, perhaps, the best and most aggressive-looking vehicle in the segment, and its external design cues are way better than the Panamera. Some standout exterior features are:

  • 18-inch Wheels
  • Automatic wipers
  • A power liftgate
  • Chrome window surrounds
  • Quad exhaust tips
Safety
7.0/10

The new 2016 Porsche Panamera is loaded with a range of advanced safety features. It doesn’t have any crash scores from the NHTSA or the IIHS but promises complete peace of mind with superior build quality and a host of safety techs underneath. Some of the safety techs include Emergency Brake assist which is capable of slowing or even stopping the car in case of an emergency, Seatbelt pre-tensioners for that extra safety, Highly sensitive anti lock braking system, Daytime running lights, Real-time tire pressure monitoring system, Lane departure assistance for a safe and quick lane change, and many more. Few salient safety features include:

  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Rear passenger Airbags
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Seatbelt pre-tensioners
  • Height-adjustable safety belts
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Lane departure warning (Optional)
  • Blind spot sensor (Optional)
Final Verdict

The 2016 Porsche Panamera is definitely meant to be a driver's car with impressive performance and relatively decent fuel economy as well. The car is a perfect blend of luxury and sportiness, which delivers a very memorable experience to its riders. Apart from space constraints and a slightly higher price tag, the car is ready to burn performance parameters. It is truly a performance sedan for a family person.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$84300

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

220 cu in

horse power

310 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 3750 rpm

transmission

7 speed Automated Manual

dimensions
length

197 in

wheelbase

115 in

width

71 in

curb weight

4012 lbs

Height

56 in

Ground Clearance

6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

98 cu ft

cargo volume

44.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

15/21/27 mpg

highway range

569.7 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


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Brant Nolan

2016 Porsche Panamera

4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 18, 2022

No shortage of performance.

Pros - Engine, Handling, Night vision assist.

Cons - Not a thing.

Superb handling. The Porsche Panamera is all about performance. Despite being a sedan from Porsche, Racing is a part of its DNA. The 3.0 liter turbocharged engine delivers remarkable performance. It pushes the car from 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. The steering response is also really good and precise. Altogether, it feels like a 911 in a sedan form. Moreover, the night vision assist is an interes...

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9/10
Interior
9/10
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8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Arnold Rowe

2016 Porsche Panamera

4S Executive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 17, 2022

Incredible design.

Pros - Performance, Design, Interior quality.

Cons - Nothing so far.

Real quick. I was a bit skeptical about the Panamera 4s when I first bought it but after driving it for a while. It also looks like a 911 with four doors. Such a striking looking thing on the road. On the performance front, the 3.0 liter twin turbocharged V6 engine delivers visceral performance. It hits 0-60 mph really quick. It takes only about 5 seconds. My buying experience with Porsche ...

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Interior
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8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Sonia Hunter

2016 Porsche Panamera

4 Edition 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 11, 2022

The Powerful and Elegant Panamera.

Pros - Elegant interior, mind blowing acceleration, capable handling, decent tech

Cons - No cons.

Superb Reliability. I paid 56 grand for the 2016 Panamera 4 Edition with 50k miles on odo, a rather expensive purchase but I have no doubts about its reliability. Porsche has one of the most dependable cars out there and even if I ignore that, its spotless service history is proof enough for me. Other than that it's pretty much your typical Porsche with uber elegant interior, mind-blowing acceler...

5/10
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8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Porsche Panamera 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$79,861
5 Year Cost To Own
$101,267
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $101,267
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$11,811$8,616$7,043$7,895$6,898$42,263
Insurance$2,004$2,074$2,147$2,222$2,300$10,747
Fuel$2,531$2,607$2,685$2,766$2,849$13,438
Maintenance$129$1,158$965$4,053$4,091$10,396
RepairsNANANA$1,491$2,289$3,780
Financing Interest$4,295$3,454$2,557$1,599$579$12,484
Taxes and Fees$6,597$468$412$367$315$8,159
Total Cost-To-Own$27,367$18,377$15,809$20,393$19,321$101,267
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