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2013 Best Resale Value Awards: Best High-End Luxury Car

Best Resale High-End Luxury Car
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Best High-End Luxury Car:
2013 Porsche Panamera

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Much to the dismay of stubborn automotive purists, but to the delight of open-minded enthusiasts, the Porsche Panamera is, by all accounts, a sales success. As the brand's first 4-door sedan, the Panamera represents a bold new take on grand touring with its unmistakable shape and unadulterated performance potential. This super sedan's pleasing combination of impeccable craftsmanship, distinctive styling and well-bred refinement qualify it as this year's high-end luxury car winner of our 2013 Best Resale Value Award.

The Porsche Panamera accelerates and handles like...a Porsche. Its performance limitations rival those of full-blown sports cars, and with the simple push of a button the adjustable chassis and suspension control quickly transform the ride from sporty to supple. Even the base model delivers stirring performance with its 300-horsepower V6, while the more powerful turbo versions churn out an almost ridiculous amount of thrust.

Even with four doors, there is no confusing the Panamera for anything but a Porsche. The smoothly rounded sheet metal forms a unique silhouette, and despite the Panamera's aggressive stance and sloping roofline, occupants are treated to a remarkably spacious interior. In addition, the flashy yet functional fastback design offers near SUV-caliber utility.

The starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2013 Porsche Panamera is right around $79,000, which is comparable to most full-size luxury sedans. High demand along with Porsche's envious reputation for engineering excellence have elevated resale values for the Panamera to class-leading levels.

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Resale Value at 36 months: 63.5% at 60 months: 46.0%
Ratings & Reviews
Consumer Rating 9.7 Out of 10
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Specifications
Best MPG: N/A
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