Used 2012 Porsche Panamera 4 Sedan Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2012 Porsche Panamera 4 Sedan

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 Pros While the standard Porsche Panamera features a rear-wheel-drivetrain, the Porsche Panamera 4 sedan features an all-wheel-drivetrain, which could aid some drivers in feeling safer while tackling adverse weather conditions or difficult roads. This is a unique feature for a family-friendly sedan.

 Pros Unlike the Porsche 911, which features a rather sparse interior due to its dedication to being powerful and fast, the Porsche Panamera 4 is well-equipped with a sumptuous interior that keeps its passengers feeling comfortable and stylish with such features as heated leather seats (front and rear), Cruise control, an attractive instrument cluster, Porsche Communication Management (with navigation and a 7-inch WBFA TFT color display), an optional Bose Surround System or Burmester audio system, and optional voice control. The cabin of the Porsche Panamera 4 can comfortably seat four full-sized adults, who are guaranteed to feel comfortably in its roomy insides.

 Pros The Porsche Panamera is the first sedan from the luxury brand, and it does an amazing job of combining power with traditional full-size sedan-style luxury. It also expands the reach of the brand to new buyers that aren't traditional Porsche sports car enthusiasts.

 Pros The Panamera 4 is quite a sporty sedan. It features a 3.6-liter V6-cylinder engine that produces a maximum horsepower of 300, as well as VarioCam Plus, a Direct Fuel Injection System, a sport button on the center console for determining one's preferred driving mode, and a 7-speed Porsche PDK transmission.

 Cons Like many luxury vehicles, though the starting price for the Panamera 4 is reasonable at $79,800, that price can quickly increase with added options and packages.

 Cons The Porsche Panamera 4 sedan features unique, unconventional styling, which some buyers may see as distracting or unattractive. Others, however, will just be glad to finally be in a sedan labeled "Porsche."