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2012 Porsche Panamera - Quality Review

 
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The 2012 Porsche Panamera's front seat is like a detuned sports car cockpit, while the rear seat is executive-level spacious, and there's ample cargo room, too.
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The cupholders remain subpar, however, and the center console and map pockets do not provide enough storage space.
Detroit Free Press

Highway touring in the Panamera gives every passenger a special feeling, much like flying in a private jet, but quieter and at much lower altitudes.
Edmunds

Overall, this is an interior worthy of what you'll pay.
Edmunds' Inside Line

Buttons serve up two sport-tune settings for the throttle, transmission, shocks, optional air springs, and stability control, and more buttons give a la carte control to each system.
Car and Driver

The Panamera lives to impress back-seat passengers.
Automobile Magazine

Thanks to the intelligent computers that come with the optional PASM and PDCC systems (more on those in the Performance section) the 2012 Porsche Panamera is able to adjust its ride quality to match not just the driver's mood, but the road as well.

Not that you need to rely on a dynamic suspension system to be comfortable in the Panamera; the front seats are roomy and comfortable as any Porsche, but the real luxury comes in the rear seat. Ample leg room, slightly more hip room than up front, plenty of head room, and an airiness to the second row of the cabin all combine to make the Panamera almost executive-limo-worthy. In fact, it's not almost; it is.

There's space behind the back seats, too, with a cargo area big enough for four roll-aboards. Fold the rear seats down, and you gain even more stowage space.

No matter which door is your access point, you're safe even on an incline, as the doors have holders that retain their position to keep them from closing on your leg, arm, or head as you enter or exit.

A three-spoke steering wheel is available for those that would like a little more pretense at 911 ownership while retaining the Panamera's useful layout. Otherwise, the Panamera is generally put together with its own gear, with high-quality materials for the most part, though the steering column stalks and some of the door trim seems a bit cheaper than it ought to.

Conclusion

The 2012 Porsche Panamera's front seat is like a detuned sports car cockpit, while the rear seat is executive-level spacious, and there's ample cargo room, too.

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