Moving up to the top spot for best resale value among high-end luxury cars, the Porsche Panamera delivers exclusivity and performance in equal doses. The 4-door Porsche boasts un-sports car-like rear seat roominess, a level of utility that certainly enhances its appeal and allows it to retain its value. Above all, it is a Porsche and embodies all the performance and handling promised by the German brand.
One of the keys to the Panamera's success is the breadth of its 13-model lineup, which gives buyers an almost dizzying array of choices, ranging from a base 310-horsepower V6 driving the rear wheels, up through a Turbo S model that coaxes 570 horses from a twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8.
All models are equipped with Porsche's slick-shifting 7-speed dual clutch transmission. In addition to the conventional powerplants, the Panamera offers a hybrid drivetrain that combines a supercharged 3.6-liter V6 with an electric motor. While the VW diesel scandal is impacting resale values across the group, the Panamera's value should be unaffected as the diesel version of this car was never sold in the U.S.
The 2016 Porsche Panamera is available in both rear- and all-wheel drive as well as standard and extended wheelbases. The longer Executive models offer up to 5.9 inches more rear legroom making it the perfect limousine for someone who enjoys being behind the wheel or settled comfortably in the rear. The broad nature of the 2016 Porsche Panamera lineup is reflected in prices that range from $78,100 to well over $200,000.