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2012 Porsche Panamera Safety

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Neither the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) nor the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) have yet crash-tested the 2012 Porsche Panamera, but that's standard practice for high-end performance and luxury cars.

The Panamera does come with a long list of standard passive safety features, including dual front/side/knee/side curtain airbags, an active pop-up hood to minimize pedestrian injury, and rear side airbags are available. Active safety features include the standard stability and traction control systems, plus a rear-view camera, hill-start control, and a multi-function display in the instrument cluster that relays navigation and other information to keep eyes on the road ahead.

Add to these features available all-wheel drive models, which grip more securely in poor weather and road conditions, and the Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) system, which modulates individual brakes to improve steering and handling at the limits of traction, and the Panamera is well-equipped to not just survive accidents, but to avoid them altogether.

A strong set of standard and available safety features make the 2012 Porsche Panamera a safe buy, despite the lack of official crash test results.

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