2019 Porsche Panamera vs. Its Competition

2019 Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo first drive
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Porsche Panamera occupies a niche alongside other top-shelf luxury sedans, though body styles differ.

The Jaguar XJ has lighter curb weight, a leaner feel, a more glitzy cabin, but doesn’t have the rock-solid feel of the Porsche.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class comes closest in that respect, minus the Panamera's high degree of driving feel.

That's where the BMW 7-Series should come in, but it still feels disconnected and conservative.

If it's classiness, perhaps the updated Maserati Quattroporte should be on your shopping list, but first look at the less costly Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class which started the swoopy roof trend.

The Tesla Model S is something of an outlier here, but not to enthusiasts who see battery-powered driving as the future.

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7.2
The 2019 Porsche Panamera leaves nothing on the table, in terms of performance, flexibility, and panache.
7.8
The 2019 BMW 7-Series is a flagship luxury sedan in the way they used to be: leather everywhere, big power, excellent options.
7.0
Look beyond the evolutionary looks; the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has one heck of a hybrid powertrain.
7.8
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class delivers effortless power, sublime handling, scads of safety features, and the incontrovertible impression of wealth, tastefully applied.
7.8
Though the Model 3 is all the rage, the larger 2019 Tesla Model S remains a stunning achievement and design trendsetter, albeit somewhat dated in the details.
MSRP From     
$86,300$83,650$69,200$91,250$107,680$76,000
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
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Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Electric
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
RWD740i SedanCLS 450 CoupeS 450 SedanS 3.0L75D AWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
455555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanSedanSedanSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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