2017 Porsche Panamera

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Updated on: June 19, 2021

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If you ever desired a car that both performs and looks like a 911 sports car without compromising on the ability to seat 4 adults with their luggage then simply put forward, the Porsche Panamera is the ideal vehicle for you. The 2017 Porsche Panamera sees a plethora of updates that make the car attain a much cleaner and complete look from the outgoing model, especially from the rear end. The car now has an updated exterior, spanking new interior, a bespoke new transmission, and even new engines that it can boast about.


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Pros

Excellent driving dynamics

Bold and opulent interior

Improved exterior

Cons

Luggage space might be an issue for some

Too much emphasis on using the touchscreen

What's New?

No major changes for 2017


2017 Porsche Panamera Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.4

based on 61 ratings


8.4/10 Features
8.5/10 Interiors
8.5/10 Design
8.5/10 Safety
8.3/10 Reliability
8.0/10 Deal Value

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2017 Porsche Panamera Overall Reviews


JJ

Jack

2017 Porsche Panamera

4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 19, 2021

Just a software upadte and good to go

Pros - Awesome looks, sporty handling, revolutionary tech, impressive interiors, track-supportive seating

Cons - Software update needed, slightly poor rear visibility (but rearview camera is there), touchscreen is not easy to navigate

Power steering went off and kicked in The power steering went off for like a second or so and came in the very next moment. Although nothing happened and that was easy to control as it immidiately kicked in, I felt the need to visit the dealer. They did some software update. Back on track and almost 3300 miles, no major issues. The time required during the purchase and complications involved are a bit fussy. But the services team is great, Brough my Porsche Panamera for the power steering issue and they did the fix in a flash.

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
7/10
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SS

Sheryl

2017 Porsche Panamera

4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

Fiery SUV.

Pros - Blistering acceleration, high quality cabin, great handling

Cons - Extremely low fuel economy figures when driven hard

From the practical end of Porsche's lineup. If you like driving, the Porsche Macan would be a great choise. It is not as constrainted as a sports car but essentially gives me the feel of one. It sprints past 60 in a jiffy, from standstill. At the practicality end, you get four door, four seats and some realistic cargo space. Perfect car to go the distance unlike some so called 'grand touring' machines. Gotta be a little careful with the throttl though; it sips on gas like its no one's business. It has even gone down as far as 13mpg for me, as displayed by the onboard computers! Daniel is the guy to call up if you need a Porsche in California.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
9/10
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AG

Amber Grijalva

2017 Porsche Panamera

4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 15, 2021

Swift and sturdy

Pros - Transmission of the specified trim is great, On track performance is great , Great for country drive

Cons - High maintenance Costs, Low on MPG, Technology to price ratio is less

Well garnished with almost all the best setup I have been driving the car for about two weeks now. Remain enamored with the beauty and truly marvel at the technology. I’m fairly technologically savvy but continue to learn something new about the car every day. The car is a joy the drive around town or down the expressway. Very comfortable for myself at 6’2 and my 6’1’ son in the rear seat . The amenities make any drive a joy and the driving experience matches that which you would expect of a Porsche. Very pleased with the investment. I had some bitter experiences with my previous car dealerships but this time,i got the best. usually, if we get the best car with no issues seen and the good service makes them good. so, they are great for me. Porsche Orlando is are just awesome and the people around, if you have an alternate option to go, you are going miss the best.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$85000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

4

top speed

185 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

330 hp @ 5400 rpm

torque

331 lb.-ft. @ 1340 rpm

transmission

8-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

116.1 in.

length

198.8 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

56 in.

curb weight

4001 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98 cu ft.

cargo volume

46 cu ft.

towing capacity

10220 lbs.

payload capacity

1268 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.1 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

154 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

471.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Base $85,000 onwards

330 hp @ 5400 rpm | 3 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (required)

  • 19" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 3 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • Adaptive shock absorbers
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Spoiler-mounted solar panel
  • Trailer hitch
  • Upgraded instrumentation

4 $89,600 onwards

330 hp @ 5400 rpm | 3 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (required)

4 Executive $96,300 onwards

330 hp @ 5400 rpm | 3 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (required)

4S $99,900 onwards

440 hp @ 5650 rpm | 2.9 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (required)

4S Executive $113,900 onwards

440 hp @ 5650 rpm | 2.9 L | V6 | Premium unleaded (required)

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

9.6

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


Safe to say, it is one of the rather lengthier redesigns the car has witnessed since its inception in 2009. All the improved goodies do push up the price by a fair bit. The 2017 Porsche Panamera can be yours for a starting price of $85,000. The price tag might seem rather hefty but a brief moment on the driver seat is all you will need to have a change of thought. 

The 2017 Porsche Panamera is available with a long list of configurations. There are RWD, AWD, and even hybrid trims on offer. There are even trims like the Panamera Executive which aims to lure in the rear-seated patrons with enhanced rear legroom.

2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Front View
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Rear View

7.5/10
Pricing and Features

9.6/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2017 Porsche Panamera Pricing and Features

7.5/10

The 2017 Panamera trim levels start at $85,000 for the base Panamera trim and go up to $160,000 for the Panamera Turbo Executive. The engines on offer vary from a V6, a twin-turbo V6 with electric motors to a full-fledged V8 motor. The transmission on offer with all the variants is an 8-speed auto shifter that has been recently developed and implemented in the vehicle.

Trims

Panamera

Panamera 4

Panamera 4 Executive

Panamera 4S

Panamera 4S Executive

MSRP

$85,000

$89,600

$96,300

$99,900

$113,900

Features

LED headlights

Same features as Panamera Plus:

Features Same as Panamera 4 Plus:

The Panamera 4S keeps the all-wheel-drive powertrain,

Features Same as Panamera 4 Executive Plus:

 

Panoramic sunroof

All Wheel Drive System

Extended Wheelbase

Twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 (440 hp, 405 lb-ft)

Twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 (440 hp, 405 lb-ft)

 

Power hatchback trunk lid

Unique dual exhaust system

 

   
 

Two-way adaptive rear spoiler

       
 

Front and rear parking sensors

       
 

Rearview camera

       
 

Driver-seat memory settings

       
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

       
 

12.3-inch touchscreen 

       
 

10-speaker audio system

       

We Recommend

We recommend going for the Panamera 4 trim as it is the second least expensive trim and comes with all the standard features and the added functionality of All-Wheel-Drive that offers more grip and stability. You can opt for the Executive trim for more space and the topmost two trims offer more power and performance.

2017 Porsche Panamera Engine and Performance

9.6/10

The base engine on the Panamera sedan is a 3.0L V6 motor paired to an 8-speed auto-shifting gearbox. The engine churns out 330 hp and 331 lb-ft torque. The car has never been a dud in this department and it has only improved through the generations and facelifts to provide an even more scintillating experience than before. The base motor is quite potent and provides a strong surge of power the moment you put your foot down. The refinement levels are just on point yet you can enjoy a sweet exhaust note once you dial up the car to its sportiest setting.

Models

Porsche Panamera

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Jaguar XJ

MSRP

$85,000

$81,500

$82,500

$74,400

Engine

3.0L V6

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-Cylinder Engine

3.0-Liter TFSI 6-Cylinder Engine

3.0-liter Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

330 hp

320 hp

333 hp

340hp

Torque

331 lb-ft

330 lb-ft

325 lb-ft

332 lb.-ft

On paper with rivals, it fares similar to most of them. All the cars in the segment are almost equal in terms of engine power with the Jaguar XJ at the top with a 10 hp lead over the 330 hp output of the Panamera. The Audi A8 L puts out a healthy horsepower but the Jaguar has the best torque among the rivals on the list.

How fast is the Porsche Panamera from 0-60mph?

Since the Panamera bears the Porsche badge, it has to do justice to the sports car status and it does so without breaking into a sweat. The car lunges forward from a standstill when the pedal is pushed to the floor. The entire experience is dramatic enough to provide you with the thrills while still being comfortable enough to keep the passengers untroubled. The Panamera can reach 60mph in 5.4 seconds and takes 12.3 seconds to cross the quarter-mile mark

2017 Porsche Panamera Sprints 0-60 MPH in just 5.4sec

Models

Porsche Panamera

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Jaguar XJ

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

5.4 sec

5.5 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter mile

12.3

13.4 sec

13.8 sec

14 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

In comparison with rivals, the Panamera stands at equal pegs with all its rivals by completing a 0-60 mph dash in under 5.4 seconds. The Audi A8 is the only slightly slower vehicle at 5.5 seconds. The Panamera is the fastest when it comes to quarter-mile times and it crosses the quarter-mile mark in 12.3 seconds.

How well does the Porsche Panamera Ride and Handle?

The handling of the Panamera is confidence-inspiring, to say the least. The car aspires to be the family-oriented 911 sports car with its low slung height and low rooflines that goes a long way in providing it with a very neutral center of gravity. The car zooms past corners at awe-inspiring speeds while hugging the ground. The Porsche Panamera is everything a driver could ask from a full-sized sedan and much more. It has the most sporty characteristics among the rivals along with the Jaguar.

2017 Porsche Panamera Front View Driving

How efficient are the brakes in the Porsche Panamera?

When it comes to braking, the Porsche Panamera features a set of 13.8-inch rotors in the front and a set of 13-inch rotors in the rear. Although the official 60-0 mph data is unavailable at the moment you can expect the car to perform similar, if not better than most of the cars in the segment.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Jaguar XJ

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

17.7

15.0

14

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

14.5

14.0

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4001

4195

4464

3891

60-0 MPH (ft.)

101

112

118

122

The Panamera has the best in class braking of its class. It stops from 60mph in 101 ft. which is a significant advantage over its rivals. The next in line is the BMW which takes 112 ft to achieve the same feat followed by the Audi and the Jaguar which take 118 and 122 ft. respectively.


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2017 Porsche Panamera Fuel Economy

6.0/10

With the rising pollution and global fuel prices, the emphasis on the fuel economy is greater than ever. The Porsche Panamera does a decent job by providing a modest fuel economy of 24 mpg combined. The Panamera has a fuel capacity of 23.7 gallons and provides a range of 497 miles in the city, 663 on the highway, and a combined range of 568 miles.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Jaguar XJ

MPG (city)

21

21

19

18

MPG (highway)

28

29

29

27

MPG (combined)

24

24

22

21

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

23.7

20.6

21.7

21.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

497/663/568

432/597/494

412/629/477

390/585/455

In comparison with rivals, the BMW 740i stands right next to the Panamera. While on the other hand, both Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ lag behind the group leaders in terms of economy. The Porsche is the one with the most fuel capacity of 23.7 gallons followed by the Audi and Jaguar with 21.7-gallon fuel capacity and the BMW with a 20.6-gallon tank.

2017 Porsche Panamera Interior

7.0/10

The Panamera is not only a driver's delight but it also offers a similar experience to the passengers in search of rear-seat luxury. Although Porsche is quite shy at making its vehicles' interior dimensions official, you can expect the front seat of the car to be sufficiently spacious.

2017 Porsche Panamera Dashboard

The story on the rear-end space in non-executive trims can potentially be the cause of disappointment to some. The Panamera comes with ventilated, heated, and cooled seats with lumbar adjustments and memory settings along with a massage function.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Jaguar XJ

Passenger capacity

4

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

39.9/59.2/41.4

37.2/59.1/41.4

39.5/57.6/41.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

38.9/57.7/44.4

39.1/57.8/42.9

37.2/56.6/38.9

The Panamera doesn’t offer mind-blowing levels of interior space like its competitors such as the 7-Series or the A8 L which are more oriented towards ultimate passenger comfort. But the Panamera is not at all bad, it’s just that the extravaganza of space in some of the rivals cannot be seen in the Panamera.

Some interior features are:

  • Leather upholstery
  • 8-way adjustable front seats.
  • 10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
  • Multi-Level Heating Driver and Passenger Seat
  • Bucket Front Seats
  • Four-Zone Climate Control

2017 Porsche Panamera Infotainment System

The MMI on the Panamera is laden with screens from the left to the right. There are two 7.0 inch screens around the tachometers that can be configured to display a whole range of various driving-related information. The infotainment duties are done by a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with all modern connectivity including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2017 Porsche Panamera Infotainment System

Performance-wise, the entire MMI is top-notch but one can't help but notice the uncannily big dependence on touchscreens everywhere. For audio, the Panamera is equipped with a Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System as standard. 

  • Two 7 inch driving info screens
  • 12.3-inch infotainment screen
  • Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer

2017 Porsche Panamera Cargo Capacity

Since Porsche advertises the Panamera as a grand tourer, the cargo capacity is also a big part of the whole package. The carmaker has certainly paid attention to the luggage compartment by providing a generous 17.4 ft space behind the rear seats. When the rear seats are folded, there are a wholesome 46.0 ft of space available for luggage.

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Jaguar XJ

Cargo Volume to rear seat up (ft.3)

17.4

18.2

14.2

15.2

In comparison, the BMW 740i sedan is the only one amongst the rivals to feature a bigger luggage setup at 18.2 ft behind the rear seats, whereas the Panamera has a 17.2 cu-ft boot followed by the Jaguar and the Audi with 51.2 and 14.2 cu-ft of cargo capacities.

2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Interior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Interior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Interior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Interior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Interior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Interior

2017 Porsche Panamera Exterior

8.0/10

The Porsche Panamera is a hefty vehicle, weighing in at around 4001 lbs. The car used to have a long hanging rear end in its earlier generation but it now features a more compact setup than ever with a length of 198.8 inches. However, it is still the widest amongst its rivals at 76.3 inches.

2017 Porsche Panamera Front Angle View

Model

Porsche Panamera

BMW 740i Sedan

Audi A8 L

Jaguar XJ

Curb weight (lbs.)

4001

4195

4464

3891

Length(in)

198.8

206.6

207.3

202

Width(in)

76.3

74.8

76.7

74.8

Height(in)

56.0

58.2

57.9

57.5

Ground clearance (in)

6.4

5.8

4.9

6.3

Wheelbase (in)

116.1

126.4

122.9

119.4

Track width (in) F/R

65.8/65.0

63.5/64.6

64.7/64.4

64/63.1

Amongst rivals, the Audi A8 L sedan is the longest in the segment at 207.3 inches. On the other hand, it’s the BMW 740i sedan with the longest wheelbase in the segment at 126.4 inches. The Panamera has the most ground clearance of 6.4 inches followed by the Jaguar with 6.3 inches of clearance. The BMW gets 5.8 inches whereas the Audi has the least 4.9 inches.

The list of few key exterior features on the 2017 Porsche Panamera sedan includes:

  • Signature taillights and headlights
  • Multi-Spoke alloy wheels
  • Sunroof
  • Quad exhaust
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Exterior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Exterior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Exterior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Exterior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Exterior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Exterior
2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan Exterior

2017 Porsche Panamera Safety

6.0/10

Being the flagship Porsche sedan, the Panamera is loaded with a host of safety features to ensure that the passengers remain unhurt in case of a mishap. Although none of the crash testing agencies have tested the vehicle you can expect a rock-solid and sturdy build quality with the use of expensive and solid sheet metal all around. Standard safety equipment includes Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags along with ABS And Driveline Traction Control. Other advanced safety features include Electronic Stability Control and a Rearview Camera. IIHS and NHTSA have not rated the new Porsche Panamera yet.

  • ParkAssist Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Rear Child Safety Locks

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2017 Porsche Panamera Competition

BMW 740i vs Porsche Panamera

The new BMW 740i sedan is the flagship sedan from the BMW stables. The car features an almost business class-like styling with sharp lines and a no-frills look almost synonymous with all the other German limos. The story remains the same when it comes to the interior with a straightforward approach to styling that enhances usability as a whole.

2017 BMW 740i

When it comes to choosing the better driver-oriented car, the Panamera wins. But, when it comes to choosing a more luxury and passengers oriented car, the BMW is still some way ahead of the Panamera.

Audi A8 vs Porsche Panamera

The Audi A8, just like the other BMW 740i, is the flagship offering from Audi. The car features one of the better sets of interiors seen in cars in its segment. The styling is minimalistic, to say the least, and relies on its ability to blend with the crowd which is not necessarily a bad characteristic.

2017 Audi A8

The engines on offer appear powerful on paper but fall behind rivals in real life. When it comes to rear-seat luxury, the new Audi A8 L is still slightly ahead of the Panamera. But, the Panamera still retains its top spot as a driver car.

Jaguar XJ vs Porsche Panamera

The Jaguar XJ brings to the table, a taste of British craftsmanship. The car is not too tech-heavy but rather features luxury elements from a bygone era that add to the appeal of the car. The interior quality and all the hand-stitched elements add a lot of pizzazz to the overall car.

2017 Jaguar XJ

The Jaguar XJ, just like the Panamera, offers a lot more driver involvement than other limos in the segment but still falls behind the Panamera which still manages to be the enthusiast’s fav car.

2017 Porsche Panamera Final Verdict

The Porsche Panamera in its 2017 guise is perhaps the best it has been in a long time. The all-new rear end with futuristic lights and appropriate dimensions corrects a lot of what was wrong with the outgoing model. There was never a complaint regarding the performance aspect of the vehicle and it has only been enhanced in the 2017 variant. Overall, if you want a driver-centric limo, the Panamera is as good as they come.

Top User Reviews

7

User Overall Rating

Just a software upadte and good to go

Power steering went off and kicked in

by Jack

8

User Overall Rating

Fiery SUV.

From the practical end of Porsche's lineup.

by Sheryl

9

User Overall Rating

Swift and sturdy

Well garnished with almost all the best setup

by Amber Grijalva

8

User Overall Rating

There are better luxury cars available

There is nothing it misses out.

by Jennifer King

9

User Overall Rating

2017 Porsche Panamera!

Driving bliss!

by Belinda K. Ballard

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