Compare 2018 Porsche Panamera vs 2018 Tesla Model S

2018 Porsche Panamera
2018 Tesla Model S
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4 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4 AWD 21 27 N/A $89,600
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $99,600
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $104,100
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $104,000
Panamera 4 Executive AWD 21 27 N/A $96,300
Panamera 4 Sport Turismo AWD 20 26 N/A $96,200
Panamera 4S AWD 21 28 N/A $103,000
Panamera 4S Executive AWD 21 28 N/A $113,900
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo AWD 20 26 N/A $109,200
Panamera RWD 21 28 N/A $85,000
Panamera Turbo AWD 18 25 N/A $150,000
Panamera Turbo Executive AWD 18 25 N/A $160,000
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $184,400
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $194,800
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $188,400
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo AWD 18 23 N/A $154,000
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100D AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $96,000
Model S 75D AWD N/A N/A N/A $78,000
Model S P100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $135,000
Pricing
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,600
$96,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1493 / month
$1600 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Porsche Panamera is a worthy four-seater for the vaunted Porsche badge. The 2018 Tesla Model S still delivers unequaled battery-electric performance, though its style and safety are beginning to show their age.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 196
Height, Overall (in)
56 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
116.1 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
65.8 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.4 26.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.4
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)
13.8 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/40YR19 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/45YR19 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4079 4736
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 10.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
331 @ 1340 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
330 @ 5400 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Electric
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 335
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 102
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.97 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 -
Trans Type
8 1
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.22 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 -
Trans Order Code
G1G NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera Tesla Model S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 -
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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