2010 Porsche Panamera vs. Its Competition

2010 Porsche Panamera
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Porsche Panamera bridges a gap between traditional four-door sedans and the "four-door coupes" currently in vogue.

Of all cars, it's most like the Maserati Quattroporte, which has marvelous Ferrari-inspired power and tractable handling to go with its bespoke looks.

The Aston Martin Rapide and Jaguar XJ bracket the Panamera's performance with truly stunning looks and lighter-weight aluminum bodies and possibly, with the Aston, more cachet.

Of all, the Panamera behaves most like the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, with scalding power, inspired comfort, and in the case of the Mercedes, a sleekly reformatted body with running gear donated by the stodgier E-Class sedan.

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Quick Specs
8.6
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8.8
8.0
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MSRP From   
$89,800N/A$197,850$119,750
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8N/AGas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
- TBD -N/ASubcompactLarge
Style Name   
4-Door HB SN/A4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan Quattroporte
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4N/A45
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door HatchbackN/A4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
PDK AutomaticN/ATouchtronic AutomaticAutomatic