Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be worried about a stiff ride, though the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be an excellent bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Porsche Panamera. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Porsche Panamera is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the 2020 Porsche Panamera with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you will get the miserly 2020 Porsche Panamera Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Porsche Panamera is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Porsche Panamera also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Porsche Panamera with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Porsche Panamera offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from along the way.
The 2020 Porsche Panamera is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the 2020 Porsche Panamera might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Porsche Panamera is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Porsche Panamera Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features located on the upper trim levels could be added to the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL sound system along with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Porsche Panamera stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Porsche Panamera features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so the front seat need not be scooted all the way forward.