2012 Porsche Panamera Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Carbon Grey Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,146 - $51,619
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
22 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
300-550
Seats
4

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2012 Porsche Panamera If...

If you absolutely, positively must have the performance, prestige and panache of a Porsche and the undeniable audacity of it being a 4-door sedan, there is probably no substitute for the 2012 Panamera. There are lots of really good high-end cars available, but only one Panamera.

Porsche Panamera Models & Trims

Base $33,948 - $38,793
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 20 x 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S $35,921 - $41,246
Horsepower: 400 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 20 x 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S Hybrid $27,146 - $31,319
Horsepower: 380 hp
Engine Type: Supercharged Gas/Electric V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9.0, 20 x 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4 $33,696 - $38,513
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 20 x 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4S $33,554 - $38,407
Horsepower: 400 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 20 x 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Turbo $44,778 - $51,619
Horsepower: 500 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9.0, 20 x 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Turbo S $44,017 - $49,654
Horsepower: 550 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 9.0, 20 x 9.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$33,948 - $38,793
$35,921 - $41,246

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
400 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 engine
4.8L DOHC DI 32
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 (in.)
41.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 (in.)
38 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.3 (in.)
33.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 (in.)
38.2 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
255/40R20
255/40R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115 (in.)
115 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.3 (ft.)
39.3 (ft.)

Length

Length
195.7 (in.)
195.7 (in.)

Width

Width
83.2 (in.)
83.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3880 (.lbs)
3968 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
400 (hp)

Torque

Torque
295 (ft. lbs.)
369 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 (gal.)
26.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Automatic brake differential (ABD) *
  • Anti-slip regulation (ASR) *
  • Enhanced Porsche stability management (PSM) *
  • Front/rear deformation zones
  • LED daytime driving lights
  • Dual front advanced airbags w/passenger sensor
  • Dual front knee airbags
  • Integrated front/rear side airbags
  • Front/rear curtain airbags
  • Rear park assist -inc: bumper-mounted ultrasonic sensors, audio warning signal, graphic distance display in center display *
  • Rollover detection system -inc: early deployment of curtain airbags & seat belt pretensioners
  • 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters, height adjustment
  • LATCH child rear seat mounting points
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Dual-note horn
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Front/rear park assist -inc: bumper-mounted ultrasonic sensors, audio warning signal, graphic distance display in center display *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (3)

Engine Jun 7, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 7, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V368000
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain 2010-2012 Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo vehicles, 2011-2012 Panamera and Panamera 4 vehicles, and 2011 Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo vehicles. The affected vehicles have camshaft controllers that may come loose inside the engine, potentially resulting in an engine stall.
Consequence:
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fastening screws for the camshaft adjusters, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243. Porsche's number for this recall is AH08.
Engine And Engine Cooling Jan 20, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 20, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V016000
Summary:
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Cayenne S Hybrid, and 2012 Panamera S Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 26, 2011, to August 2, 2012. The fuel injection system may leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Porsche will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Porsche customer service at 1-800-767-7243.
Engine And Engine Cooling > Engine > Gasoline > Turbo-charger Jul 11, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 11, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V329000
Summary:
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 PANAMERA TURBO, 2012 PANAMERA TURBO S, AND 2012 CAYENNE TURBO VEHICLES. THE TURBINE WHEEL OF A TURBOCHARGER MAY FRACTURE DUE TO A CASTING DEFECT. IF A FRACTURE OCCURS, VEHICLE PERFORMANCE WILL BE DECREASED AND THE TURBINE SHAFT MAY FRACTURE.
Consequence:
IF THE SHAFT FRACTURES, OIL MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, RESULTING IN SMOKE AND THE INCREASED RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy:
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURBINE WHEELS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JULY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.

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