The experience of owning and driving the 2018 Porsche Panamera is like spending a whole week in a 5-Star restaurant in Miami. This car makes other great cars look bad; it is as flawless as Christiano Ronaldo or Messi; in fact, it is so good that it finishes first in our list of top super luxury cars. The 2018 Porsche Panamera has an interior that feels like a spa, and it also boasts of outstanding on-road performance. Even if you try, you are unlikely to find anything negative to say about this magnificent beauty.
Does the 2018 version come with anything new?
The 2018 Porsche Panamera comes with a fresh Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid as well as fresh Sport Turismo body style.
What's great and not so great about it ?
Well, the 2018 Porsche Panamera boasts of a stylish interior, good fuel economy, spacious seats, a very smooth ride, powerful engines and agile handling. However, the Sport Turismo body style comes with a minimal gain in cargo space.
How safe is the Panamera?
This vehicle is yet to receive crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, it has plenty of standard safety features to protect you when you're driving; they include: driver assistance features like lane departure warning, a surround-view camera, traffic jam assist, forward collision warning, road sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, night vision, lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring. It also has active features like rear and front parking sensors as well as a rearview camera. With all these safety features, we can conclude that the 2018 Porsche Panamera is as safe as U.S. military base.
What is under the hood?
The Panamera comes with several engine options, the Turbo trims have a V8 that produces 550-horsepower, and the base model has turbocharged V6 that produces 330-horsepower. All of the engines work with an outstanding eight-speed automatic PDK transmission; the engines offer quick acceleration and plenty of power. This vehicle has a kick that is stronger than a donkey's.
The 2018 Porsche Panamera is the best in fuel economy when it's compared with other super luxury cars. The V8 offers 18/25 mpg city/highway and the ratings rise to 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the V6.
So what do it its main competitors offer? The Audi A7 offers fuel economy of 20/29 mpg city/highway while 19/28 mpg city/highway is what you get with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This means that the Panamera can save you up to $200 per year in gas money.
What does the interior offer?
The Panamera has a posh interior, few buttons on the center stack and a hatchback-style body. It has plenty of standard features, they include: Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Porsche Communication Management interface that controls the touch-screen infotainment system, a 10-speaker audio system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a USB port and navigation.
It also has ambient lighting, a rear-seat entertainment system, quad-zone automatic climate control, a 21-speaker Burmester audio system and a 14-speaker Bose audio system. Some users might prefer to use the buttons since adjusting some settings on the interface may be a long process; however, the interface is quite easy to use.