2018 Porsche Panamera vs Tesla Model S
2018 PORSCHE Panamera VS Tesla Model S
Serving North Olmsted, Strongsville, & Cleveland, OH
The high-performance hybrid sedan has made quite a splash in the American car market. Two excellent examples are the 2018 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid and the Tesla Model S. Both offer great efficiency, generous space and good looks. We think you’ll prefer the Porsche due to its reliability and relative value.
Panamera is available in gasoline and hybrid versions. The top powerplant is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 coupled to an electric motor, producing 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a PDK dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels or all four. The Tesla Model S is a pure electric vehicle making 518 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque, linked to a single-speed fixed gear transmission. It too is available in RWD and AWD versions.
The Tesla S is smaller than the Panamera, with a less spacious interior. The Porsche is longer (204.7 vs 196.0 inches) and has longer wheelbase (122.0 vs 116.5 inches). Its top model comes with 21-inch wheels on all wheels, whereas the Tesla has 19-inches in front, 21-inches in the rear. Panamera has a tighter turning diameter.
The Tesla S handling is not bad, offering good steering feel and a comfortable ride. However, handling is a strong point of Porsche vehicles, and Panamera doesn’t disappoint. It offers 4D Chassis Control that synchronizes the vehicle’s chassis and suspension systems according to driving dynamic in all three dimensions. The result is optimal ride and handling. In addition, Panamera benefits from Porsche Stability Management System, adaptive air suspension and torque vectoring technology. With the Sport Package, you also get launch control and rear-wheel steering. The result of all these features is a vehicle with incredibly precise handling and steering, along with a comfortable ride in all circumstances.
We invite you to visit our Porsche dealership for a test drive of the 2018 Panamera. This car is highly satisfying, as is our attentive customer service. Stop in today!