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 Porsche PanameraBrowse Used Listings||2010 Jaguar XJBrowse Used Listings||2010 Maserati QuattroporteBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||N/A||Gas V8|
|- TBD -||N/A||Large|
|4-Door HB S||N/A||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte|
|Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Hatchback||N/A||4 Door Sedan|
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|2010 Porsche Panamera vs. 2010 Jaguar XJ||2010 Porsche Panamera vs. 2010 Maserati Quattroporte|