In-depth reviews

Porsche Panamera hatchback - Reliability & safety

Hard to accurately gauge, but all signs indicate the new Porsche Panamera is a safe and reliable car

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Porsche Panamera is a very expensive car, and this means it’s unlikely to sell in large enough numbers to be put through Euro NCAP crash-testing. The Panamera also didn't feature in our latest Driver Power customer satisfaction survey. Still, the Panamera comes laden with safety equipment and Porsche has a strong reputation for durability.

Porsche Panamera reliability

Porsche came seventh out of 32 carmakers in our 2016 Driver Power customer satisfaction poll, with a second-place finish for build quality, performance and handling. The brand has failed to appear in more recent results due to a lack of owner responses. Porsche owners marked their cars down for running costs (to be expected), practicality (something the Panamera counters against) and in-car technology (an area where the Panamera shines). The abiding impression the Panamera leaves you with is that it’s so solid as to be almost bulletproof.

Safety

The Panamera’s brakes are one of its best safety features, providing incredible stopping power from any speed; these can be upgraded to high-spec ceramic items, should you wish.

All Panameras come as standard with numerous airbags, including front knee airbags and full-length curtain airbags. Porsche’s side-impact protection system should ensure structural integrity is maintained in the event of a collision, while the ‘active’ bonnet pops up in the event of a pedestrian impact, offering cushioning against unforgiving and hard engine components. Mandatory kit like electronic stability control and rear ISOFIX child-seat mounting points (with the option of adding a third to the front seat) is present and correct.

Most Popular

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Car technology
22 Jun 2022

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers
Fiat 500 e front corner
Deals
24 Jun 2022

Best new car deals 2022: this week’s top car offers

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022
2021 Citroen Ami
Best cars
16 Jun 2022

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
20 Jun 2022

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
24 Jun 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022