Underhyped Hybrid: The 2021 Porsche Panamera Option No One Knows About

The Porsche Panamera is the lesser-known of the Porsche lineup, but it’s nothing new. Drivers looking for a comfortable and exhilarating driving experience may look for a Cayman or a Boxster, and the obvious answer for a fun family vehicle is the Macan or Cayenne. In between both is a sporty and overall underrated sedan that many people already forget exists. If that isn’t enough, it’s begun to live in the shadow of the powerful and expensive electric four-door, the Porsche Taycan and the Taycan Turbo S. If you want health in-between, however, you may be interested to know that there is a hybrid drivetrain option for the 2021 Porsche Panamera — and it’s totally underrated.

Hybrid options for the 2021 Porsche Panamera

2021 Porsche Panamera Hybrid
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At its core, the 2021 Porsche Panamera is a luxury sedan with a bit of pep. Add on the option for a hybrid drivetrain, and the car itself has quite a bit of potential. Its flies under the radar next to its rival, the Audi A7, and it’s quite an exciting car for the price. You can buy an older generation of the Panamera, or you can enjoy a brand new one with a hybrid drivetrain and stand out from the rest of the boring hybrid models consumers have come to know — like the Toyota Prius. For interested buyers, there isn’t just one trim level of the 2021 Porsche Panamera that is offered with a hybrid drivetrain, either, but instead, it stands as a model of its own with a borderline absurd number of trim levels.

How much does the 2021 Porsche Panamera Hybrid cost?

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The cost of the 2021 Porsche Panamera Hybrid varies quite a bit over the available options. According to the MSRP reported by Edmunds, prices range from expensive to borderline absurd, costing as much as some supercars and ranging into Porsche Taycan Turbo S territory for buyers who may be interested in just making the switch to full electric.

  • 4 E-Hybrid: $105,150
  • 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: $109,150
  • 4 E-Hybrid Executive: $109,650
  • 4S E-Hybrid: $114,650
  • 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: $118,650
  • 4S E-Hybrid Executive: $125,950
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid: $189,050
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid: $193,050
  • Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive: $199,540

There are quite a few differences between each available option, as you can imagine. Breaking them down into their most basics, the biggest differences between each trim level is available power and additional luxuries and features.

Is the Porsche Panamera a good hybrid option?

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While the price does seem a bit high, the 2021 Porsche Panamera Hybrid is a well-rounded vehicle that offers enough to live up to the expectations the MSRP sets. With typical Porsche expertise, the Panamera Hybrid expertly balances high-end luxury with remarkable performance, offering as much as 690 horsepower at its peak and more than a handful of luxuries some owners only dream about. Just to list a few of the ridiculous luxuries features, you can find these upgrades along the trim levels that make it worth the money:

  • Soft close door
  • Night vision camera system
  • Massage seats
  • A second air conditioning system to cool the car while it’s parked
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Pretty much every safety feature you can imagine

Overall the 2021 Porsche Panamera Hybrid is a well-rounded vehicle with a lot to offer. With luxury that matches performance, the Panamera Hybrid is borderline out of this world, and although it comes at a steep price, it’s well worth it for buyers who aren’t looking to make any compromises.

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