2018 Porsche Panamera vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Specs at a Glance

2018 Porsche Panamera

2018 Porsche Panamera

MSRP*

  $85,000

Curb Weight

  4,001 lb


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

MSRP

  $89,900

Curb Weight

  4,630 lb

2018 Porsche Panamera vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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The 2018 Porsche Panamera and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class are two luxury vehicles that stand out in the auto industry as lavish vehicles that offer plenty of performance and styling to consumers. Both models resemble sportscars and are designed to look sleek on the road with their sharp bodies. If you want to select the right car for your needs, there are a few essential features to evaluate and compare when choosing the best option for your commute.

Interior Features

The 2018 Porsche Panamera offers an attractive interior with spacious seats and premium materials. Plenty of head- and legroom is available, which allows tall adults to sit comfortably in the front and back row. There’s also a cushioned ride that increases the level of comfort that is available. The interior is also minimal on the dashboard without too many buttons present, which doesn’t cause it to look cluttered or overwhelming. A rear-seat entertainment system is also provided for passengers. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is built with Nappa leather upholstery, rapid-warming front seats, massaging rear seats, power-adjustable rear seats, heated armrests, and heated and cooled rear cup holders. Unfortunately, the S-Class coupe and convertible have a lack of room in the back seat and is less comfortable compared to the second row in the Porsche Panamera. The lack of sliding sun visors can also be problematic for some drivers.

Performance

The engines available in the 2018 Porsche Panamera are powerful and have good fuel economy. The vehicle has agile handling and a smooth ride with bumps that are quickly absorbed. The 3.0-liter base engine is a turbocharged V6 with 330 horsepower, which offers smooth and timely shifts. The steering is crisp and precise with plenty of poise provided. You’ll be able to tackle corners aggressively due to the amount of road grip that is provided. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has light steering and encourages swift driving on bumpy roads. The vehicle’s swift driving causes the car to corner completely flat, which can feel strange to some drivers. The steering also lacks feedback, and the hybrid version drives heavier compared to the Panamera.

Consumer Reviews

The 2018 Porsche Panamera is hailed as a sleek and edgy vehicle that doesn’t compromise with its exterior styling with its edgy headlights and curves. The car is built with updated electronics that offer convenience and surpasses the expectations of consumers. There’s an abundant amount of power behind the hood and an interior that resembles a jet cockpit, which looks regal. All of the buttons and controls are also logically placed and easy to find, which prevents the driver from becoming distracted when trying to change the radio or adjust the AC. The ease of selecting between the different driving modes also increases the experience behind the wheel and allows you to customize your ride. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a respected vehicle in its class but could use some improvements. Some people complain that the infotainment system is challenging to use and can be overly complicated for some drivers. The car also is built with a small trunk and a lack of cargo space compared to the 2018 Porsche Panamera. Fortunately, the vehicle is favored for its powerful twin-turbo engines that accelerate quickly.

If you want to learn more about how the 2018 Porsche Panamera compares to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, contact us to speak to one of our representatives. We can schedule a test drive and will provide you with more information on our financing options.


* Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.