Compare 2016 Porsche Panamera vs 2015 Tesla Model S

2016 Porsche Panamera
2015 Tesla Model S
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4-Door HB 18 28 N/A $78,100
Panamera 4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
Panamera 4-Door HB 4 Edition 18 27 N/A $84,300
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S Executive 17 26 N/A $125,600
Panamera 4-Door HB Edition 18 28 N/A $80,000
Panamera 4-Door HB Exclusive Series 15 24 N/A $263,900
Panamera 4-Door HB GTS 16 24 N/A $113,400
Panamera 4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
Panamera 4-Door HB S E-Hybrid 23 29 N/A $93,200
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo 15 24 N/A $141,300
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo Executive 15 24 N/A $161,100
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo S 15 24 N/A $180,300
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo S Executive 15 24 N/A $200,500
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4-Door Sedan AWD 70D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 90 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $83,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,100
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1302 / month
$1250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Porsche Panamera looks like a sports car and drives like one, yet it delivers executive-level ride comfort and cabin appointments. The 2015 Tesla Model S has no direct competition; the electric luxury hatchback is the benchmark among its kind in a market with more than 20 plug-in models. It's likely the most advanced car on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 55
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 196
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
115 116.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.7 26.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
44.6 58.1
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/45YR18 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50YR18 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4608
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 19 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3750 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 329
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Battery Range (mi)
- 240
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 101
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01 -
Trans Type
7 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.57 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 -
Trans Order Code
250 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.97 8.28
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera Tesla Model S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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