Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo puts more emphasis on rear seat and boot space than the standard Panamera, but front-seat occupants are well catered for too. Anyone six feet and taller has the benefit of acres of head and leg room, and this is a broad car inside and out.
Storage space is good as well. In the front, you get a decent central cubby with USB ports for charging devices under the front centre armrest. There are also a couple of generously sized cup-holders on top of the centre console and the door bins each swallow a fair amount of clutter or a bottle of drink.
The E-Hybrid models have a smaller boot because the big hybrid battery lives under the boot floor, although it’s still a decent size at 418 litres with the rear seats up. The non-hybrid models have 487 litres, which is more than the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door can muster and plenty for a decent quantity of suitcases or a couple of sets of golf clubs. It's not a patch on proper estate cars, though, such as the Audi RS6 Avant or, the king of the boots, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate. That has 680-litres of space available for anything from dogs and dump trips.
If you need more space, pop open the Sport Turismo’s powered tailgate (that's standard) and, within the boot compartment, you’ll find some handy buttons. They release the rear seatbacks, which drop down in a 40/20/40 configuration. Easy peasy.