2021 Porsche Panamera vs. Its Competition

2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Truthfully, the Panamera is without a direct rival.

BMW’s 8-Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes-Benz’s CLS come closest in terms of sloped-roof style and performance options.

The Audi A7 is svelte and fun, and it’s a lot cheaper if you’re on something of a budget.

The Tesla Model S is really more of a rival for the Taycan electric car, but we see plenty of reasons to cross-shop it with the Panamera as well.

And for all-out opulence and sophistication, the recently redesigned Mercedes-Benz S-Class should be at the top of your shopping list.

2021 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo2021 Porsche Panamera
#2 in Wagons
2021 Audi A72021 Audi A7Get Your Price2021 BMW 8-Series2021 BMW 8-Series
#5 in Coupes
2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassGet Your Price2021 Tesla Model S Plaid+2021 Tesla Model S
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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class
#1 in Coupes
Quick Specs
7.4
The 2021 Porsche Panamera is one of the finest cars money can buy, as it should be for the prices its maker charges.
7.2
The 2021 Audi A7 heaps luxury into a svelte shape like a great tuxedo.
7.0
The 2021 BMW 8-Series is a gorgeous statement piece that strikes an enviable balance between performance and usability.
7.2
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class delivers power and performance to go with its elegance.
7.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.
MSRP From     
$87,200$69,200$85,000$70,300$69,420$94,250
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6ElectricTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
RWDPremium 55 TFSI quattro840i Gran CoupeCLS 450 CoupeLong Range Plus AWD *Ltd Avail*S 450 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
455555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Hatchbackquattro SportbackSedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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