Advertisement
Go
2010 Porsche Panamera Photo
9.0
/ 10
On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$80,640
BASE MSRP
$89,800
On Safety
The 2010 Porsche Panamera hasn't been crash-tested, but offers a long list of safety equipment and options.
9.0 out of 10
Browse Porsche Panamera inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

SAFETY | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

No data
NHTSA

No data
IIHS

Comes standard with antilock brakes (with brake assist), stability and traction control
Edmunds

Porsche goes to other extremes to guarantee the Panamera's performance in accidents. Though neither NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) nor the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) has tested its crash safety, its extensive list of standard safety features earns a high score from TheCarConnection.com.

ConsumerGuide confirms "safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain side airbags, and front side airbags"; Edmunds adds "front knee airbags" are on the list of inflatables. There's also an active hood that pops up to mitigate injuries in car-pedestrian accidents. Rear side airbags are an option.

Rearview cameras assist when backing up, and the multifunction display in the gauges allows drivers to toggle through car functions and displays, including navigation, while keeping more focus on the road ahead. All-wheel drive is a safety benefit on its own, even more so on the ferociously powerful Panamera Turbo-and Porsche permits drivers to cycle through various traction and stability control modes for all kinds of driving situations. Depending on your confidence level, Autoblog reports that the "stability control raises its intervention threshold based on the driver selected sport settings," although the "stability control may be completely defeated at the touch of a button." A hill-holder feature keeps the car from rolling back on inclines when starting.

Despite its impressive list of safety credentials, the 2010 Porsche Panamera isn't perfect; in fact, its driver sightlines are rather poor in some directions. While Autoblog finds that "visibility out the front and side is good," the "three-quarter view over the shoulder is a bit limited by the thick C-pillar."

Conclusion

The 2010 Porsche Panamera hasn't been crash-tested, but offers a long list of safety equipment and options.

« Prev: Comfort and Quality Next: Features »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.