Porsche Panamera review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:hybrid, petrol
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front seat occupants won’t have any complaints regarding space, with both head and leg room more than adequate for six-footers and above.

Storage space is good, too. You get a decent central cubby and a few other nooks and crannies dotted around for your odds and ends. The door bins can also swallow a fair amount of clutter or a drinks bottle. Those in the back get a central armrest, storage between the seats and reasonable-size door bins.

Is there enough space for the rear seat passengers, though? Yes, a surprising amount as it happens. While there are only two rear seats, the head and leg room they offer is better than that of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé and knocks the Aston Martin Rapide S’s cramped rear for six. Indeed, a couple of six-foot-plus adults can sit quite contentedly behind taller adults in the front, and should you have legs like telegraph poles, there’s a longer-wheelbase Executive model available. Electrically adjustable rear seats are an option, but the rear seats are really supportive and comfortable even without these.

The 500-litre boot is big enough to swallow four carry-on suitcases. That’s nowhere near the seven that you can fit on board the AMG GT, but the Panamera’s wide-opening powered tailgate lets you get any bulky items inside with ease. The battery location of the plug-in hybrid models raises their boot floor and reduces capacity to 405 litres, which is only a bit more than a Volkswagen Golf can offer.

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