2020 Porsche Panamera

MSRP $87,200

Ranked #7 in Fullsize Sedan

7.7

Overall Rating

2020 Porsche Panamera Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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It has been a decade since the first Porsche Panamera rolled out and since then it has been a success among the masses. With each passing year, Porsche has kept making some minor improvements to keep the Panamera feel fresh although the 2020 Panamera still resembles the first Panamera. For 2020 Porsche hasn't made big changes instead to celebrate its ten years there is a limited run 10 Year Edition trim for the Panamera which is based on the base trim. The prices for the 2020 Panamera starts at $87,200 while the upper limit is hard to define thanks to the innumerable and pricey optional package and features. Overall the Panamera is a well-rounded Porsche that is engaging to drive, is spacious, and offers a better utility compared to other Porsche sports cars. Thatswhy it is right to say that the Panamera is the 911 of a family man.

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Pros

Brisk acceleration

Precise handling

Premium and well-appointed interior

A practical Porsche

Cons

Seating for four where rival offers five

Aged infotainment system

What's New?

New 10 Years Edition model

Two new exterior color options- 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


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$87,200 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 is difficult to define as a sedan as it is more of a stretched hatchback and if you pick the Sport Tourismo body style then the Panamera becomes a wagon. Whatever be it there is one thing that's certain about this particular Porsche which is the fact that it packs in a spacious cabin and a practical boot space. As for the performance part being Porsche the bar is already high and the Panamera isn't the one to shy away. It is powerful and delivers a smooth yet engaging drive experience. A part of the credit for it goes to the 8-speed PDK automatic transmission. That being said, the Panamera still falls under the sedan category and isn't without rivals. Speaking of rivals the 2020 Panamera goes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, and Audi A8 L.


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, 4S, 10 Years Edition, GTS, and the Turbo. Apart from these trims Panamera also offers three different body styles Standard, Sport Turismo, and Executive. The Standard and the Executive body styles are more or less similar except for the fact that the latter offers more wheelbase than the former. While the Panamera Sport Turismo is designed more like a station wagon and less like a stretched hatchback which is what the Standard Panamera looks like. The Panamera 10 Years Edition is a special addition this year to commemorate ten years of Panamera production. This edition is based on the base trim and offers special exterior bits and a couple of features that are otherwise optional on the base trim. Thus it is priced at $103,300, which is a premium of $16,100 over the base trim.

While the Panamera GTS and Turbo trim both of which are powered by a twin-turbo V8 have been reviewed by us separately, so don't forget to check them out. Speaking of powertrain the base trim comes with a turbocharged V6 engine while the 4S trim comes with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Except for the base trim, all other trims are AWD while the base trim offers both RWD and AWD. All the trims add a bevy of features except for the 4S trim which only adds a twin-turbo V6 engine while its features list is the same as the base trim. The list of optional features on a Porsche is lengthy with lots of permutations and combinations available depending on your trim choice. There is also a dedicated Porsche car configurator that can be accessed to view all these and we suggest giving it a shot and try building your own Panamera.

Models

Base

4S

GTS

Turbo

MSRP (RWD)

$87,200

N/A

N/A

N/A

MSRP (AWD)

$91,800

$105,000

$129,300

$153,000

Features

330 hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine

Adds/Upgrades to 'Base'

Adds/Upgrades to '4S'

Adds/Upgrades to 'GTS'

 

19-inch alloy wheels

440 hp, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine

453 hp, 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine

550 hp, 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine

 

Porsche Active Suspension Management (adaptive suspension or PASM)

 

20-inch alloy wheels

Bose sound system

 

Power tailgate

 

Upgraded brakes

Heated rear seats

 

Panoramic moonroof

 

Adaptive air suspension

Full leather upholstery

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

18-way power-adjustable front seats w/ memory function

4-way adaptive rear spoiler

 

Heated front seats

  Unique Sport styling  

 

12.0-inch infotainment screen w/ Apple CarPlay and 10-speaker audio

 

   

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Each trim comes with distinct features making it intimidating for the buyers to pick one. Also, one is bound to be overwhelmed with the specs and several engine choices on offer. In our opinion, the best suit is the Panamera 4S trim. The twin-turbo V6 engine on the 4S is punchy, capable, and sounds great. It also offers AWD as standard which makes for even better handling.

2020 Porsche Panamera Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"The 2020 Panamera is a thrill ride that offers the comfort and luxury expected in such an expensive four-door hatchback." -carandriver

The Porsche Panamera comes paired with 3 engine options, a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6, and a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. Starting with the base engine it puts out 330 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. Moving just to the next trim i.e. 4S gets you the twin-turbo V6 that cranks out 440 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. While the twin-turbo V8 found on the GTS and Turbo trim offer two states of tune. On the GTS it belts out 453 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque and on the Turbo trim the same engine churns out 550  hp and 567 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Porsche Panamera Engine Bay

Only the base trim offers a choice of RWD or AWD while all the other trims come solely in AWD. Also, an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard on all trims and engine combinations. The Panamera powered by the base engine does 0 to 60 MPH in 5.4 seconds and covers a quarter-mile in just 13 seconds flat. The Panamera 4S drops the 0-60 MPH time to 4.2 seconds while the Panamera GTS further shaves of 0.3 seconds from 0-60 MPH timing. Sitting at the top is the Panamera Turbo that blasts from 0-60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds. 

2020 Porsche Panamera Driving View

Being a Porsche it's legit for you to expect a pleasant driving experience and precise handling. As far as the 2020 Panamera is concerned, your expectations will surely be fulfilled. As it handles exceptionally well. It 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 can be equipped with adaptive air suspension that offers a distinct feel according to different driving modes.

2020 Porsche Panamera Wheel Design & Brake

The 2020 Panamera’s steering potential was curated keeping in mind the dynamics of the legendary 911. It takes on corners with precision and does well in curves. The Panamera comes fitted with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)- 13.7-inch front and 13-inch rear brake rotors. The brake pedal is easy to modulate and the Panamera sheds speed smoothly without much drama. In the city, the brake offers good performance, allowing a safe and mentored drive without any challenges.

Models

2020 Porsche Panamera

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2020 BMW 7-Series

2020 Audi A8 L

MSRP

$87,200

$94,250

$86,450

$85,200

Engine

3.0-liter Turbocharged V6

3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 3.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-6 3.0-liter Turbocharged Hybrid V6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic

Power

330 hp @ 5,400 RPM

362 hp @ 5,500 RPM

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM

335 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque 

331 lb-ft @ 1,340 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

330 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 1,370 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.4 sec

5.3 sec

5.0 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter-mile (sec)

13.0 sec

13.4 sec

13.2 sec

14.7 sec

Top-Speed (MPH)

164 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

155 MPH

In the above comparison, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the priciest, whereas the Audi A8 L is the least expensive. To sweeten the deal, A8 L comes with Quattro AWD as standard while the rest of them offer RWD. Porsche and Audi come with a turbocharged V6, whereas the Mercedes-Benz comes with a twin-turbo V6, and the BMW is an exception with a turbocharged Inline-6. The Porsche Panamera has the least power and torque figures on paper. While the BMW 7-Series is the fastest in terms of acceleration timing even though it isn't the most powerful car of all.

2020 Porsche Panamera Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Based on the engine EPA has given different ratings to each Panamera trims. The base engine on the 2020 Panamera provides satisfactory mileage figures with 19/27/22 MPG in city/highway/combined respectively. Moving ahead the twin-turbo V6 powered Panamera 4S trim returns 18 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway. Sitting on top are two more trims powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine.

The GTS trim returns 16/23 MPG in the city/highway respectively. While the top-end Turbo trim returns slightly better 18/25 MPG in the city/highway respectively. The Panamera as standard comes equipped with a 23.7-gallon gas tank which in return offers a respectable range. However, if you’re looking for a fuel-efficient Panamera, you can always go for the hybrid variant.

Model

2020 Porsche Panamera

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 (gal.)

23.7

21.1

20.6

21.7

Range (City / Highway) (mi.)

450 / 640

401 / 591

453 / 597

369 / 564

The 2020 Panamera is built with the largest fuel tank, which merits in the exemplary range. As per MPG figures, it is below the BMW 7-Series, which in turn is the most fuel-efficient among all the cars in this comparison. Compared to the 7-Series the Panamera offers 3 MPG less in the city and 2 MPG less on the highway. While on the other end of the spectrum is the Audi A8 L that offers the least gas mileage among all.

2020 Porsche Panamera Interior

7.8/10

"Porsche's only sedan boasts a driver-focused cabin that looks and feels every bit of its steep price tag." -caranddriver

The 2020 Porsche Panamera comes with an opulent 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 faux suede on the base trim while leather upholstery is available as an option. Moreover, the seats are wide and comfortable though upright. They also offer power adjustment to find your desired position with ease. 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 with a neat look and is embellished with chrome accents.

2020 Porsche Panamera Dashboard

Several add-ons can be had with your Panamera during the time of purchase which can significantly increase the comfort and classy feeling of the cabin. Optional features include quad-zone automatic climate control, thermally and noise insulated glass, heated front and rear seats with massage function, etc. The 2020 Panamera comes equipped with a beautiful dock-styled 12.3-inch touchscreen. It supports navigation, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB connectivity. It also comes with Apple CarPlay as standard.

2020 Porsche Panamera Infotainment

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 available. When it comes to utility, the 2020 Panamera offers 17.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats which can be further be expanded to a maximum capacity of 50 cubic feet. 

Models

2020 Porsche Panamera

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.)

N/A

39.7/ 59.7/ 41.4

39.9/ 59.2/ 41.4

38.3/ 59.1/ 41.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

N/A

37.4/ 59.1/ 34.1

38.9/ 57.7/ 44.4

38.5/ 57.6/ 44.3

Cargo Capacity (ft³)

17.6

18.7

18.2

12.5

An on-paper comparison of the Porsche Panamera with the rival cars is difficult as Porsche never releases its cabin dimensions. But we can say one thing that the Panamera is among the very few Porsches whose rear seats are spacious enough to carry adults comfortably. Moving on to the rivals sedans the BMW 7-Series remains the most spacious in both the rows hands down and is closely followed by the Audi A8 L. While the S-Class which offers an almost similar cabin space in the first row seats falls to third place due to much lesser rear legroom on offer. As far as the cargo space is concerned the S-Class offers the most space followed by the 7-Series and the Panamera in that order. While the Audi A8 L gets the smallest trunk among all.

2020 Porsche Panamera Rear Seats

Interior Features:

  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 40/20/40-split folding rear seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available memory function for front seats
  • Available soft close door
  • Available Alcantara upholstery

2020 Porsche Panamera Exterior

7.6/10

"Panamera styling has not always been well received. The attempt to blend 911 sports-car cues into a large luxury sedan (well, hatchback) took until this second generation (which debuted in 2017) to finesse." -kellybluebook.com

After the company first flaunted the Panamera hatchback a decade back, it hasn't received any major design changes. Even after such a long time, the car still arrives with an amphibian-like fascia which has been the case 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 the 2020 model year, the company has worked on minor touches on the headlights making them more prominent and sharper. 

2020 Porsche Panamera Front Three-Quarter View

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

Models

2020 Porsche Panamera

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2020 BMW 7-Series

2020 Audi A8 L

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4157

4542 4244 4773

Length (in.)

198.8

206.9

207.4

208.7

Width (in.)

76.3

74.8

74.9

76.6

Height (in.)

56.0

58.9

58.2

58.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

5.0

5.3

4.8

Wheelbase (in.)

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 body style increases the length and the wheelbase of the vehicle. On the other hand, the Audi A8 L weighs nearly 4773 lbs., and mostly remains ahead in terms of exterior dimensions except for the compromised ground clearance. The BMW 7-Series comes with the largest wheelbase which translates into a better interior room while the Panamera is the one with the smallest wheelbase.

2020 Porsche Panamera Rear Three-Quarter View

Exterior Features:

  • LED headlights w/ PDLS
  • Tinted LED taillights w/ light strip
  • 19-inch alloy wheels w/ dual-arm 5-spoke design and summer tires
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Available 21-inch exclusive design alloy wheels
  • Available LED headlights w/ matrix design including PDLS+

2020 Porsche Panamera Safety

8.0/10

Being one of the most renowned carmakers from Germany, Porsche has kept up with the safety 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-strength steel. The ceramic brakes further merit its ability to stay away from trouble. Sadly, neither NHTSA nor IIHS have crash-tested the Panamera which is common for all luxury vehicles. As standard, the 2020 Panamera comes standard with front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. That being said, you can add advanced driver assistance features from the options list.

Safety Features:

  • Available Surround-view parking camera
  • Blind-spot monitor w/ lane-keep assist
  • Available head-up display
  • Available adaptive cruise control.
  • Available forward-collision warning
  • Available night vision camera
  • Available adaptive headlights

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.

2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

No wonder the base trim S-Class is expensive by quite a margin. And for a chauffeur-driven car, the S-Class sure is the one to go for while the Panamera is more suited for ones looking for a driver's car without taking a hit on practicality.

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, and so on as standard which are optional on the Panamera.

2020 BMW 7-Series

Moreover, it can accommodate 5 people which is 4 in the Panamera. In short, the 7-Series makes for a better value proposition than the Panamera, and even though it has a bigger dimension it still can be a driver's delight that can be had without breaking the bank.

2020 Porsche Panamera vs 2020 Audi A8 L

Between the Audi A8 L and the Porsche Panamera, the Panamera is a clear winner hand down, as it comes with a better engine that performs well, offers better fuel efficiency, and better range. It also has a bigger trunk space compared to the A8 L.

2020 Audi A8 L

Apart from this, Audi offers very few optional features and packages while buying which is just the opposite in the case of Porsche. Thus there is no compelling reason to consider the Audi over the Porsche. 

2020 Porsche Panamera Final Verdict

The 2020 Porsche Panamera satisfies the buyer in every aspect and more than anything it is a practical Porsche in which you can have fun too. The Panamera comes equipped with a very capable engine and 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. 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.


FAQs on the 2020 Porsche Panamera:

Is the 2020 Porsche Panamera relibale?

With a score of 81 out of 100 in the J.D.Power quality and reliability rating, the 2020 Panamera slots in the third position under the top ten consumer-rated sedans. Thus it has above-average reliability in its segment.

Which is the fastest 2020 Porsche Panamera?

The 2020 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid with a 0-60 MPH timing of just 3.2 seconds is the fastest 2020 Panamera.

How much to pay for the 2020 Porsche Panamera?

The MSPR range of the 2020 Porsche Panamera varies from  $87,200 to $153,000. Although there is no upper limit per se for the Panamera as the optional package if had can easily breach the $200,000 mark.

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