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2021 Porsche Panamera: Base, not basic

Even in its base form, the Porsche Panamera turns heads.

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Emme Hall

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The 2021 Porsche Panamera is a fun car.

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This base model Panamera sports a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine pushing out 325 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque.

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An eight-speed automatic transmission puts the power down to the rear wheels.

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While the Panamera's cost can range up to a staggering starting price of over $190,000, the base model can be had for $88,550 including $1,350 for destination.

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The Panamera comes standard with the Porsche Active Suspension Management system, which can quickly react to road conditions for a smooth ride. 

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You can choose from Normal, Individual, Sport or Sport Plus modes.

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However, advanced driving aids are lacking on the Porsche with just lane keeping assist and traffic sign recognition standard.

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Porsche's infotainment system is housed on a 12.3-inch touchscreen and is compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay, but Android users are out of luck.

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The Panamera has plenty of cargo room with 17.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, expanding to 47.1 cubes when folded down.

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In all, the 2021 Porsche Panamera offers an intriguing balance of performance and practicality. Keep scrolling for more photos.

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