A car comparison is always fun to see and especially when the brand is Porsche then the fun just gets double! Yes, truly the Porsche Panamera 4 and the Panamera S Hybrid are two of the Porsche’s most popular cars in today’s market and it isn’t a surprise that a lot of car enthusiasts will find this head to head comparison pretty entertaining. Here’s what these two Porsche Panamera models have to offer:
The Panamera 4 comes with a slightly less powerful engine in terms of the horsepower handling factor than the Panamera S Hybrid and that somehow gives the Hybrid an edge. The 300hp engine from the Panamera 4 can certainly be beaten by the more powerful 380hp engine of the S Hybrid which means the latter Porsche model is better in the power sector.
As for the performance section, the Panamera 4 also lags behind the much anticipated S Hybrid model. The Hybrid comes with a greater level of top speed rated at 167 miles per hour while the Panamera 4 can only make it to 159 mph – so there’s another winner for S Hybrid. However, in terms of acceleration the two models are quite evenly matched. As the Panamera 4 takes 5.8 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark, the Panamera S Hybrid manages to do it just a fraction 0.1 second lesser time than that. So that means that acceleration-wise the S Hybrid makes hits the same mark within 5.7 seconds of starting up.
Fuel Consumption and Price
The fuel consumption of the Panamera 4 is higher than the S Hybrid, so there the Hybrid leaps ahead. The mileage is thus for S Hybrid is 30 mpg while the Panamera 4 gives 26 mpg only. But price-wise, the Panamera 4 wins and does better because it is priced at $80,450 in the US markets while the S Hybrid is priced at much costlier $96,150 – so here the Panamera 4 wins big time.
If you want a budget car, don’t go for either of these two but if you can spend a bit more then the Panamera S Hybrid can be your choice especially for its better performance and better mileage.