2021 Porsche 911 Carrera vs Panamera Comparison in Columbus, OH

When you're ready to step up to a brand-new Porsche, come explore our whole inventory at Porsche Columbus. There are many models in various shapes and sizes to choose from, but they all have one thing in common: a pedigree of race-inspired performance for a driving experience that's second to none. To help you narrow things down, find below a side-by-side comparison between the 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera and 2021 Porsche Panamera. These two vehicles are very different, despite sharing a similar overall look and plenty of excitement for driving enthusiasts to enjoy. Get to know the key differences, then experience them all in-person during your test drive.

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera vs Panamera Exterior

Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Porsche Panamera: Size & Style

The 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera is the latest edition of a motoring icon. It's also the largest and most powerful 911 ever, following an all-new design introduced for the 2021 model year. The 911 Carrera is available as both a classic coupe or a soft-top convertible. It comes with both a pair of comfortable sport seats up front and a pair of smaller seats in the rear.

By contrast, the 2021 Porsche Panamera is a full-size sedan built with a more traditional layout and style. Still, its sculpted body and coupe-like shape are inspired by the same classic Porsche racing cars that inspired the latest 911 Carrera. Unlike a typical sedan, the rear seats are individual captain's chairs, not a bench seat -- for front-seat comfort and legroom even when riding in back. An automatic tailgate helps you access the surprisingly versatile rear cargo area.

With a flat-six boxer engine mounted at the rear of the vehicle, and with a small storage compartment under the hood, the 2021 Porsche 911 is truly unlike any other sports car, designed from the ground up with a distinct, race-inspired layout for the exquisite balance and razor-sharp handling for which Porsche is known. For its part, the 2021 Porsche Panamera features a more typical V6 engine shape located under the hood with a classic sedan trunk. If you're looking for a more traditional vehicle that still provides true Porsche performance, the Panamera is a worthwhile option.

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2021 Porsche 911 Carrera vs Panamera Interior

Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Porsche Panamera: Features & Technology

On the exterior, though they're shaped differently, these Porsche models share a lot in common. Both models come standard with sporty 19" alloy wheels, sharp LED exterior lighting and the distinctive rear light bar for a look that's somehow modern, yet classic.

Climbing inside, the similarities continue. Both models feature standard leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate controls, Porsche Connect multimedia with high-definition touchscreen and much, much more. There is one key difference: The 2021 Porsche 911 now comes standard with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility; the 2021 Porsche Panamera offers only Apple CarPlay™, but you can still connect your Android or other mobile device via Bluetooth® for streaming audio, taking hands-free calls and more.

Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Porsche Panamera: Performance

The entry-level 2021 Porsche Panamera doesn't make quite as much power as the mighty 911 Carrera, but it's still a powerful performer in its own right. With its twin-turbocharged V6 leading the way, you have 325 horsepower at your disposal. You'll also enjoy a smooth ride with balanced, agile handling thanks in part to the Porsche 4D Chassis Control system and Porsche Active Suspension Management. The 2021 Porsche Panamera reacts in real time to the road ahead, to provide a more comfortable commute or a burst of excitement on a twisty highway.

That said, the 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera weighs less and generates more standard horsepower for truly ferocious acceleration. It'll dash from 0-60 MPH in just four seconds flat with the available Sport Chrono Package. You also enjoy the benefits of Porsche Active Suspension Management and the same dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission. Or, if you prefer the analog feel of a standard transmission, a manual is available on the 911 Carrera but not on the Panamera.

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera vs Panamera Features

Porsche 911 Carrera vs. Porsche Panamera: Safety

Beyond the hands-free communication support, LED lighting and powerful sport brakes standard on both models, the 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera and Panamera can both be equipped with state-of-the-art driver assistance. Adaptive Cruise Control with Porsche InnoDrive technology uses high-definition GPS data to tune the drive for the road ahead -- for the most effortless highway cruise. Other available features include lane keeping assistance, Night Vision Assist and pre-collision automatic braking.

There is one exclusive option you'll only find on the 2021 911 Carrera: Remote ParkAssist. Now, you don't even need to be inside your 911 to squeeze into that tight parallel spot or crowded parking structure.

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With an ultra-premium cabin and executive style, the 2021 Porsche Panamera has a starting MSRP of $87,200. It's a great choice when you're ready to step up to a full-size sedan that doesn't leave sporting performance behind for the sake of comfort. Or, for the purist driving experience available on the road today, the legendary 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera can be yours at a starting MSRP of $101,200. Still can't decide? Come see them both side-by-side at our dazzling Porsche dealership.

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera2021 Porsche Panamera
$101,200Starting MSRP*$87,200
Two-Door CoupeBody StyleFour-Door Executive Sedan
379Standard Horsepower325
4.0 SecondsStandard 0-60 MPH Time5.3 Seconds
4.6 Cubic FeetLuggage Compartment Volume17.6 Cubic Feet
StandardPorsche Active Suspension ManagementStandard
AvailableManual TransmissionNot Available
Not AvailableRear Seat Entertainment SystemAvailable
AvailableConvertible TopNot Available

*The Total Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) shown excludes taxes, title, registration, other optional or regionally required equipment, and dealer charges. The price and availability of Individually Commissioned Equipment (CXX) can be determined only after review and analysis by the manufacturer. Actual selling prices are set by dealers and may vary.