Mercedes-Benz S-Class vs Porsche Panamera

2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$114,500MSRP
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2023 Porsche Panamera
2023 Porsche Panamera
$92,400MSRP
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2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$114,500MSRP
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2023 Porsche Panamera
$92,400MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$114,500

MSRP

$92,400

Average price

$49,609

Average price

$52,342

Listings

6200

Listings

1161
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.5 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Impressive technology
  • Premium interior materials
  • Impressive electric range
Cons
  • Doesn’t qualify for federal tax rebate
  • Very expensive
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Comfortable
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Brake pedal feel on winding roads
  • Unimpressive Bose audio system
  • Poor performance value for the money

Reviews Summary

When it comes to good design, even better luxury, and stellar performance, it’s tough to beat the three-pointed star. The S-Class is a few years into its latest generation, but Mercedes trotted out a new powertrain for 2023. It’s not a full battery-electric vehicle, for that you’ll want the EQS, but for many consumers the plug-in hybrid can be a convenient stop-gap for those not ready to commit to leaving the gas station behind for good.

Reviews Summary

With that realization in hand, it launched the Cayenne SUV, then followed it up with the four-door Panamera grand tourer. These decisions proved wise, and today, the successful Panamera is two years past its 2021 model-year freshening and likely closing in on the end of its second-generation run.

The Panamera blends the styling elements of a 911 Carrera with the practical, passenger-friendly configuration of a sportback or sports wagon design. In addition, the lineup is diverse. The 2023 Porsche Panamera is available in three body styles and with your choice between multiple drivetrains.

This year, the only change to the 2023 Panamera is that adaptive cruise control is standard instead of optional.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.0L 429 hp I6

Engine

2.9L 325 hp V6

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

429 hp @ 6100 rpm

Horsepower

325 hp @ 5400 rpm

MPG City

20

MPG City

18

MPG Highway

28

MPG Highway

24
2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$114,500MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Porsche Panamera
2023 Porsche Panamera
$92,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$114,500MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Porsche Panamera
$92,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$114,500
$92,400
Average price
$49,609
$52,342
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.7
4.6
Expert reviews

8.5 out of 10

Read full review

6.7 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Impressive technology
  • Premium interior materials
  • Impressive electric range
Cons
  • Doesn’t qualify for federal tax rebate
  • Very expensive
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Comfortable
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Brake pedal feel on winding roads
  • Unimpressive Bose audio system
  • Poor performance value for the money
Summary
When it comes to good design, even better luxury, and stellar performance, it’s tough to beat the three-pointed star. The S-Class is a few years into its latest generation, but Mercedes trotted out a new powertrain for 2023. It’s not a full battery-electric vehicle, for that you’ll want the EQS, but for many consumers the plug-in hybrid can be a convenient stop-gap for those not ready to commit to leaving the gas station behind for good.

With that realization in hand, it launched the Cayenne SUV, then followed it up with the four-door Panamera grand tourer. These decisions proved wise, and today, the successful Panamera is two years past its 2021 model-year freshening and likely closing in on the end of its second-generation run.

The Panamera blends the styling elements of a 911 Carrera with the practical, passenger-friendly configuration of a sportback or sports wagon design. In addition, the lineup is diverse. The 2023 Porsche Panamera is available in three body styles and with your choice between multiple drivetrains.

This year, the only change to the 2023 Panamera is that adaptive cruise control is standard instead of optional.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.0L 429 hp I6
2.9L 325 hp V6
Drive Train
AWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
429 hp @ 6100 rpm
325 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG City
20
18
MPG Highway
28
24
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