2010 Porsche Panamera vs. Its Competition

2010 Porsche Panamera
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Porsche Panamera bridges a gap between traditional four-door sedans and the "four-door coupes" currently in vogue.

Of all cars, it's most like the Maserati Quattroporte, which has marvelous Ferrari-inspired power and tractable handling to go with its bespoke looks.

The Aston Martin Rapide and Jaguar XJ bracket the Panamera's performance with truly stunning looks and lighter-weight aluminum bodies and possibly, with the Aston, more cachet.

Of all, the Panamera behaves most like the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, with scalding power, inspired comfort, and in the case of the Mercedes, a sleekly reformatted body with running gear donated by the stodgier E-Class sedan.

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2010 Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Concept2010 Jaguar XJ
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2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition2010 Maserati Quattroporte
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Quick Specs
The 2010 Porsche Panamera weds astonishing performance to remarkable interior space, but its styling doesn't quite gel.
The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte cleverly disguises a sports car as a four-door sedan.
MSRP From  
$89,800Coming Soon$119,750
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 24 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas V8N/AGas V8
EPA Class  
- TBD -N/ALarge
Style Name  
4-Door HB SN/A4-Door Sedan Quattroporte
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door HatchbackN/A4 Door Sedan
PDK AutomaticN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Porsche Panamera vs. 2010 Jaguar XJ2010 Porsche Panamera vs. 2010 Maserati Quattroporte