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Why Buy a 2016 Porsche Panamera Hybrid?

Should You Buy a 2016 Porsche Panamera Hybrid? Here Are Some Reasons For and Against

The 2015 Panamera received a score card of 9.0 to rank as one of the exciting luxury cars to drive this year. And now the newer model is coming out and already the exterior has some notable impressive changes. Just like its 2015 predecessor, the 2016 Porsche Panamera Hybrid will be released in several trims with varying features for the Porsche lovers.

Porsche Panamera 2016 will be competing with the likes of Audi A7, Tesla Model S or the Mercedes CLS-Class. Test drivers are looking forward to see what features this new Panamera will bring to the table, and have it as the ultimate choice among the competition. The best way to make it compete is against itself, compare its new tweaks against its old ones and see if there is that much change at all. 

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a 2016 Porsche Panamera Hybrid - The Pros

1) Fuel Economy 

Every driver wants a luxury vehicle that sips tiny gallons for long distances. The base model for the 2015 Panamera achieved an EPA rating of 18 City and 28 Highway. Auto writers are impressed that fuel efficiency has been stepped up to 23 City and 29 Highway for the coming Panamera. Holding a fuel capacity of 21.1 gallons, it will be a while before the next gas station stop.

2) A new Fresh Exterior 

Comparing with the 2015 Panamera, the 2016 model seem to look much bolder, and a rear spoiler completes the sporty look. One more color has been added to make the options a total of 15; carbon grey, amethyst, black, agate grey, Carrera white, GT Silver, Chestnut Brown, Carmine Red, Mahogany, jet black, night blue, ruby red, sapphire blue, palladium and rhodium silver. It will spot alloy wheels and front design that gives it that Cayenne SUV look. 

3) Available in Different Trims 

The Panamera 2015 gave lots of options regarding trims, a trend that has been maintained in the succeeding model. Porsche Panamera 2016 will be available as a Hybrid GTS, 4S Executive, Hybrid Turbo, Hybrid Turbo S, Hybrid Turbo Executive and Executive Turbo S. More trims include a Hybrid 4, S, 4S and the S E-Hybrid. 

4) Amazing Power

Anyone can sense how much power these luxury cars would have housing either a V6 or V8 hybrid engine under the hood. Engine size for the Porsche Panamera Hybrid 2016 will vary between 3.0L, 3.6 L and 4.8 L. To inject power into the turbo-charge engine is horsepower of 416 @ 5500 rpm for the base model. Higher trims register horsepower levels of 420hp, 516hp, and 553hp. 

5) Impressive Interior

Porsche never compromises on interior designs, thus use high-quality leather, wood and metal. Some features worth writing about include the generous use of leather on the upholstery, multi-level heated front and back seats, armrests with folding centers at the back, rear ventilation controlled by a fan, and height adjustable seats. 

6) Abundant Interior Space

The cabin is quite spacious with headroom of 38 inches, leg room about 41.9 inches, and 51.9 inches for shoulder room. The rear space has a head room of 38.2 inches, 51.7 inches for shoulder room, and 33.3 inches leg room. Auto writers agree that the tallest driver would be comfortable with the space behind the wheels or as a passenger at the back. Vehicle reviewers were also impressed by the large cargo space at the back; perhaps this explains why Porsche decided to stick with the hunch back design. 

7) A Convenient Car to Drive

The Porsche Panamera 2016 hybrid is installed with a practical cruise control feature to regulate and maintain speed while on the road. At the front and back are cup holders to hold any drink and storage pockets at the back of the front seats to hold documents or items in paper wraps. Front and rear park sensors assist the driver in precise parking while a universal remote trigger transmitter opens garage doors, disable or activate home and business security systems. 

8) Updated Entertainment System 

A total of 10 speakers surrounds the entire cabin to evenly distribute sound. An AM-FM stereo comes preinstalled and the addition of satellite radio that doubles as a real time traffic check interface. An auxiliary audio port is available to connect mp3s, iPods or Smartphones. A USB port is available as well to directly connect flash and hard drives for extra entertainment options. 

9) Quite Safe on the Road 

2016 Porsche Panamera Hybrid is fitted with standard features to keep the driver and passenger safe while on the road. The braking system is the high-end ABS with emergency braking assist technology. The entire cabin is reinforced with airbags; on the driver seat, passenger seat, front and the rear sides. Child anchors are included and complemented by safety locks on the rear doors. Additional features include:

  • Daytime running and cornering lights
  • Engine immobilizing controls
  • Stability and Traction Controls
  • Tire pressure monitors
  • Self-adjusting lights with dusk sensor properties 
  • Passenger sensor airbag activator 
  • Xenon discharge headlamps (high intensity)

10) Designed for Comfortable Cruising 

The rear mirror is designed with electrochromic technology to provide a better view. The cabin has a built-in air filtration system to keep clean air in circulation and an extended heating system for those cold days. The steering wheel is designed with pure leather for a smoother and firmer grip when driving. Additionally, there are dual climate control systems that are available on the driver and passenger sides.

Reasons you may not want to buy a 2016 Porsche Panamera Hybrid - The Cons

1) Not the best sound system

Critics may find the sound quality below par since the car lacks a premium sound system; a basic most luxury cars have installed already. It also lacks a CD player and CD changer that will only installed at an extra cost.

2) Necessary Safety Features Missing

Given it’s a luxury car, it should have included lane change assist and lane departure warning as necessary safety features. Some rival cars have them installed with no extra cost. 

3) Highly Priced

The starting price for the 2016 Porsche Panamera Hybrid is $95,500; an enormous leap from the previous $78,000. 


The 2016 Porsche Panamera hybrid is quite a nimble automobile offering more of the perks that luxury cars in its range are offering. It has great fuel economy and smooth shifts between automatic and manual, giving the best driving experience ever.


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