2020 Porsche Panamera

MSRP $87,200 - $98,500

Ranked #8 in Sedan

7.7

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2020 Porsche Panamera Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 9, 2021

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The 2020 Panamera starts at $87,200, and steps in the competition with nearly a dozen variants. Apart from the base, the Panamera 4, 4 Executive, 10 Years Edition, 4S, 4 10 Years Edition, 4S Executive, and the GTS step into the market offering a wide range of customizations as you reach higher trim levels. 

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Pros

Herculean acceleration

Precise handling

Premium and shiny interior

Wide variety of trim choices

Spacious cargo

Cons

Rear two-seater configuration

Aged infotainment system

What's New?

New 10 Years Edition model

New Colors- Gentian Blue and Papaya


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$87200

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

top speed

164 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

330 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

330 ft-lb. @ 1340 rpm

transmission

8 speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

116.1 in.

length

198.8 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

56 in.

curb weight

4157 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98 cu ft.

cargo volume

47.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

12000 lbs.

payload capacity

1112 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.6 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$87,200 onwards

Sport Turismo$98,000 onwards

Executive$98,500 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Porsche Panamera in Carmine Red color
Carmine Red

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

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.6

Safety

8.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The Porsche Panamera Sedan is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine which generates a hefty 330 horsepower. Couple that with the renowned PDK automatic and it offers the car with admirable power to fulfill any task. Porsche offers the Panamera as a sedan as well as a wagon. 2020 Panamera ranks 14th in the segment and rivals the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, and Audi A8L.


8.0/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

7.6/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2020 Porsche Panamera Features

8.0/10

The 2020 Porsche Panamera arrives in so many trims- the base, 4, 4 Executive, 10 Years Edition, 4S, 4 10 Years Edition, 4S Executive, and the GTS. Panamera GTS will be reviewed separately. The base model of the sedan comes packed with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine with RWD, 19-inch alloy Wheels with Summer Tires, LED Headlights with PDLS, Panoramic Roof System, heated front seats with driver memory package, Rear Parking Camera with Park Assist, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with Navigation & Connect Plus, 12.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and 10-speaker audio and dual-zone climate control as standard.

Models

Base

4

4 Executive 

10 Year Edition

4S/ 4S Executive

MSRP (RWD)

$87,200

NA

NA

$103,300

NA

MSRP (AWD)

NA

$91,800

$98,500

$107,500

$105,000

Features

3.0L Turbo V-6 Engine

Adds/Upgrades to base

Adds/Upgrades to 4

Adds/Upgrades to 4 Executive

2.9L V-6 Engine

 

19-inch Alloy Wheels

AWD Drivetrain

Bucket front seats

21-inch Sport Design wheels

16-Speaker sound system

 

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with Navigation

 

Rear center console

Panamera10 badging

 

17-inch touchscreen

 

Interior Package in High-Gloss Black

 

Reclining rear seat

LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)

7-inch central display

 

 

Panoramic Moonroof

 

Increased cargo capacity

14-way heated front seats with memory

Porsche Traction Management

 

Driver Memory Package

 

8-Power driver seat

Lane-keep assist

19-inch Silver Aluminum Wheels

 

Heated Front Seats

 

 

Bose 14-speaker audio system

 
 

12.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and 10-speaker audio

 

White gold interior stitching

 

 

All the trims are packed with a number of useful features and safety tech. The base trim also gets enough bells and whistles to cover all your basic requirements and more. The reason behind an upgrade can also be the engine options on offers, as they change with the variant that you consider.

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Each trim comes with distinct features. It may be intimidating for the buyers, as they may be overwhelmed with the specs and configurations. In our opinion, the best suit is the 4S. The engine is punchy, capable, and sounds great. Compared to the base 3L engine, the performance provided is superior and the car features newer and better creature comforts.

2020 Porsche Panamera Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The Porsche Panamera comes paired with 3 engine options, a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, a 2.9-liter twin-turbo, and a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Since we are talking about the base trim primarily, we will cover the base engine in depth. The base model comes powered with a 3.0 L turbocharged V6 engine coupled with an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This duo offers 330 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. 

The engine provides the car with respectable power which helps in admirable acceleration and speed which merits the car’s competitive nature. As standard, you get an RWD drivetrain but you can upgrade to an AWD drivetrain when you opt for the 4 trim. The sedan can reach from 0 to 60mph in 5.4 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in just 13.6 seconds. 

Opting for the 4S trim gets you a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 that churns out 440hp. And you have hybrid variants of the same churning out 457 hp. Nonetheless, the base 3.0L Turbo V6 engine feels powerful, engaging, and is monstrous. The car stays loyal and polite in the city conditions. It is well-mannered and exhibits sophisticated behavior while it is being operated inside the city. However, things change drastically on the highways, the engine shows its true potential and propels the car at blazing speeds, which feels not only thrilling but worthwhile.

Models

2020 Porsche Panamera Base

2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 BMW 7-Series

2020 Audi A8 L

MSRP

$87,200

$94,250

$86,450

$85,200

Engine

3L Intercooled Turbo V-6

3L Twin-Turbo V-6

3L Intercooled Turbo I-6

3L Turbo Gas/Electric V-6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed auto-shift manual w/OD

9-speed automatic w/OD 

8-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD

Power

330hp @ 5,400rpm

362hp @ 5,500rpm

335hp @ 5,500rpm

335hp @ 5,000rpm

Torque 

330lb-ft @ 1,340rpm

369lb-ft @ 1,600rpm

330lb-ft @ 1,500rpm

369lb-ft @ 1,370rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.2

5.3

5

5.6

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

13

13.4

13.2

14.7

Top-Speed (MPH)

164

155

155

155

In the above comparison, the Mercedes is the costliest, whereas the Audi A8 is the least expensive. To sweeten the deal, A8L comes with Quattro AWD tech as standard. Porsche and Audi come with a 3L turbocharged V6, whereas the Mercedes come with Twin-Turbo, and the BMW being an exception with Inline-6. The Porsche has one of the best acceleration, despite having the least power on paper. Being lightweight helps BMW 7 Series cover 0-60MPH in just 5 seconds.

How well does the 2020 Porsche Panamera handle?

When you are considering buying a sedan worth nearly $90,000, it's legit for you to expect a pleasant driving experience and precise handling. If you’re buying the 2020 Panamera, your expectations are fulfilled. And it handles exceptionally well. The 2020 Panamera comes packed with adaptive dampers which the company calls “Porsche Active Suspension Management”. This enhances the driving dynamics of the car, and provides easy and commanding control. 

Additionally, the car is equipped with adaptive air suspension that offers a distinct feel according to different driving modes. The 2020 Panamera’s steering potential was curated keeping in mind the dynamics of the legendary 911. Though it doesn’t replicate the 911 entirely, it indeed soaked in some inspiration. The car takes on corners with precision and does really well in curves.

2020 Porsche Panamera Braking Performance

The capable 3.0L turbo engine helps the 2020 Panamera propel at high speeds which is indeed a thrilling experience. Considering the hefty curb weight and the dimensions of the car, the car must be equipped with well-enough brakes. Porsche apparently gave several thoughts about this.

Because it comes fitted with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)- 13.7-inch front and 13-inch rear brake rotors. The braking performance is further complemented by ABS, EBD, and Emergency Brake Assist. As soon as you press the pedals, you’ll notice how politely and smoothly the car slows down. In the city, the brake offers good performance, allowing a safe and mentored drive without any challenges.

Models

2020 Porsche Panamera Base

2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 BMW 7-Series

2020 Audi A8 L

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13.7

13.2

14.7

14.8

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13

11.8

14.5

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4157

4553

4244

4773

60-0MPH (feet)

NA

113

112

NA

The BMW 7 Series is equipped with the largest brake rotors, while the Mercedes S-Class is equipped with significantly small rotors. Even with the hefty weight and small brakes, the S-Class can stop well within 113 feet from 60-0MPH. Panamera is the lightest of the lot and with the equipped Ceramic brakes, it offers great braking performance.

2020 Porsche Panamera Fuel Economy

6.0/10

As you tend to climb towards powerful engines the figures drastically decrease. The 3L Turbocharged V6 on the 2020 Panamera provides satisfactory mileage figures with 19/27/22 mpg in city/highway/combined driving cycles. The car comes equipped with a 23.7-gallon gas tank which in return offers a commendable 521 miles of combined range. However, if you’re looking for a fuel-efficient Panamera, you can always go for the hybrid variant.

Model

2020 Porsche Panamera Base

2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 BMW 7-Series

2020 Audi A8 L

MPG (City)

19

19

22

17

MPG (Highway)

27

28

29

26

MPG (Combined)

22

22

24

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

23.7

21.1

20.6

21.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined,in Miles)

450/640/521

400/591/464

453/597/494

369/564/455

The 2020 Panamera is built with the largest fuel tank, which merits in the exemplary range. As of per gallon mileage it performs well. The BMW 7 Series offers the best mileage in class but it comes with a fuel tank which puts its driving range behind the Panamera. The Audi A8L offers the shortest range, which is not a bad range by any means.

2020 Porsche Panamera Interior

7.8/10

The 2020 Panamera comes blessed with a sumptuous cabin that is not only visually sleek but also cozy and feels premium. The cabin can seat 4 people and the head and legroom provided are adequate. The seats are wrapped with leather upholstery. Moreover, they are wide and comfortable, upright, and offer an eight-way power adjustment. The driver and front passenger seats are placed a bit upright, as a result, it offers a commanding view of the road. The cabin features a laidback dashboard that is embellished with chrome accents and houses a multi-functional leather-wrapped steering wheel, a gear-shifter, AC, climate control buttons, and the Infotainment System (IU).

Several add-ons can be opted for during the time of purchase which can significantly increase the comfort and classy feeling in the cabin. Optional features such as 4-Zone Climate Control, Thermally and Noise Insulated Glass, a heated 14-Way Power/ 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats (Front) with Comfort Memory Package with massage function and seat ventilation in the front and back, Ionizer and a various interior choice such as a Two-Tone Standard Interior, two-tone leather/club interior can be selected during purchase.

Models

2020 Porsche Panamera Base

2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 BMW 7-Series

2020 Audi A8 L

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

N/A

42.1/59.7/41.4

39.9/59.2/41.4

38.3/59.1/41.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

N/A

39.2/59.1/43

38.9/57.7/44.4

38.5/57.6/44.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

17.6

12.3

18.2

12.5

If you happen to peek inside the cabin of the 2020 Panamera, you’ll notice how beautifully it is made. The front is not only opulent but spacious too, at the rear, like we already mentioned the car is a 4 seater and can be turned into 5 by compromising the rear hand rest. Amazingly, the Panamera also comes blessed with a spacious trunk space of 17.6 cubic feet. 

When you fold down the rear seats at 60/40 split, the car offers a significant increase in cargo space of 47.3 cu-ft. The BMW 7 Series offers the best passenger volume with the best passenger room in the front and rear, while the Audi A8 L trails here with the least space. Standout interior features:

  • 4-Zone Climate Control
  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Heated 14-Way Power Seats/18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats in the front
  • Massage Function (Front and Rear) with Seat Ventilation (Front and Rear).
  • Heated Steering Wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2020 Panamera comes equipped with a beautiful dock-styled 12.3-inch Touchscreen LCD. It supports navigation, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB connectivity. It also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. Voice Control, Handsfree Messaging Assistant, Aux input are additional digital comforts. Speaking about the multimedia potential, the IU supports SiriusXM satellite radio and HD radio services. 

A premium 10-speaker sound arrangement comes standard, but a 14-Speaker Sound System by Bose and a 21-Speaker Burmester surround sound system can be availed. At the rear, an entertainment system consisting of a pair of 10-inch touch LCD is placed on the front seats. Standout infotainment features:

  • 12.3 high-resolution touch LCD
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AUX, and USB connectivity
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay Support
  • Handsfree Messaging Assistant
  • SiriusXM satellite radio and HD radio
  • Premium 10-speaker sound system
  • Bose Premium 14-Speaker Sound System (Optional)
  • 21-Speaker Burmester surround sound system (Optional)

2020 Porsche Panamera Exterior

7.6/10

After the company first flaunted the sedan in 2010, the Panamera has received no major design changes. Even after a decade, the car still arrives with an amphibian-like fascia which has been the root fascia since its introduction. Despite the decade-old fascia, Porsche seems to keep up with the market by making it look sharper with progressing model years. For 2020 MY, the company has worked on minor touches on the headlights making them more prominent and sharper. 

The Bi-Xenon LED headlights to come standard on the 2020 Panamera makes the car look preserved in terms of appeal. At the rear, the LED taillights with fender vents, an adaptive spoiler, and a dual-exit exhaust system take care of the appeal. Furthermore, you get 19-inch alloy wheels which can be further decorated with optional wheel rims. These features significantly add to the car’s beauty.

Models

2020 Porsche Panamera Base

2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2020 BMW 7-Series

2020 Audi A8 L

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4157

4685

4381

4751

Length (inches)

198.8

206.9

207.4

208.7

Width (inches)

76.3

74.8

74.9

76.6

Height (inches)

56

58.9

58.2

58.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.3

5

5.3

4.8

Wheelbase (inches)

116.1

124.6

126.4

123.1

Among all these sedans, the 2020 Panamera is the lightest weighing only 4157 lbs, thanks to its compact design. Opting for the Executive Package increases the length of the vehicle. On the other hand, the Audi A8L weighs 4751 lbs., and mostly remains ahead in exterior dimensions except for the compromised ground clearance. The BMW 7 Series comes with the largest wheelbase which translates into a better interior room. Standout Exterior features:

  • LED Headlights with PDLS
  • LED Headlights with Matrix Design including PDLS Plus
  • Tinted LED Taillights with Light Strip
  • 19-inch Wheels with dual-arm 5-spoke design and Summer Tires
  • 21-inch Exclusive Design Wheels Painted in Satin Platinum (Optional)
  • Air Outlets Painted in High-Gloss Black
  • Painted Air Outlets

2020 Porsche Panamera Safety

8.0/10

Being one of the most renowned carmakers from Germany, Porsche has kept up with the standards and has been a contender for producing safe vehicles. The 2020 Panamera consists of a uni-body structure frame which is made out of alloy composed of aluminum and high-grade steel. 

The ceramic brakes further merit its ability to stay away from trouble. Neither NHTSA nor IIHS have crash-tested the Panamera for it is too expensive to do so. As standard, the 2020 Panamera comes standard with front and rear parking sensors. But you can add advanced driver assistance features from the options list. Standout safety features:

  • ParkAssist with Surround View Reverse Camera.
  • Lane Change Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Night Vision Assist.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Engine Immobilizer.
  • Automatic High-beams with DRLs.

2020 Porsche Panamera Competition

2020 Porsche Panamera vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class

Even though the Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes equipped with a twin-turbo V6 engine, it lags behind the Porsche in real-world performance. However, there are obvious reasons to prefer the S-class, because of its significantly superior design with the better appeal, intuitive infotainment, and better accommodation. No wonder the base trim S-Class is expensive by quite a margin.

2020 Porsche Panamera vs 2020 BMW 7-Series

The BMW 7 Series goes head to head with the Panamera, and both the cars are quite well-balanced in terms of specs. But BMW has a winning edge in better handling, braking, and superior fuel efficiency. The 7-Series comes equipped with the most important safety features like Blindspot Monitor, Back-up Sonar, Auto HIDs, and so on as standard. Moreover, it can accommodate 5 people which is 4 in the latter. In short, the 7 Series makes for a better value proposition than the Panamera.

2020 Porsche Panamera vs 2020 Audi A8 L

This is a clear win for the Panamera, as it comes with a better engine that performs well, better fuel efficiency, and better range. It also has a bigger trunk space compared to the A8. Apart from this, Audi offers very few optional features and packages while buying, whereas, there are an overwhelming amount of optional features in the Porsche.

2020 Porsche Panamera Final Verdict

The Porsche Panamera satisfies the buyer in every aspect. The car comes equipped with a very capable engine which has proven itself for over the decade; the performance is commendable in the segment. Moreover, it features a very attractive and spacious cabin with several creature comforts along with good trunk space. The car can be easily decorated further during purchase because of the presence of a vast number of packages. Acknowledging all the good sides of the car and the performance it delivers, the 2020 Panamera is indeed a good buy in the $90,000 range.

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