2018 Porsche Panamera vs 2018 Audi A6

The 2018 Audi A6 exhibits opulence and lavishness from all corners, while the Porsche Panamera has a unique appeal to it, with its outstanding interiors and performance. Competition is quite tough between the respective models. It’s easy to get stuck between the two, however this comparison will tell you why Porsche is a recommended choice.

Design & Style

The 2018 Audi A6 is a 5-seater vehicle with supportive seats across both the rows. Upgrades are available to boost the comfort level. Drivers have amazing visibility, while adult passengers may feel a bit tighter at the back. The model’s cabin is one of the nicest in the class, with top-notch materials offering a sophisticated interior layout, however, there are few plastic surfaces as well.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche Panamera is a 4-seater vehicle with sufficient headroom and legroom for adult passengers, especially tall ones. With a glossy dashboard and excellent design, the cabin feels luxurious with plenty of soft-touch surfaces on offer.

Technology & Safety

Some of the standard features in the 2018 Audi A6 include an MMI infotainment system, navigation, Bluetooth and panoramic sunroof. Even though the system is quite responsive and intuitive, it lacks basic smartphone connectivity features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some of the standard driver assistance features include Audi Pre Sense, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.

With an up-to-date infotainment system, the 2018 Porsche Panamera is way beyond in terms of technology. The system features everything you need in a luxury car, with an intuitive interface to Apple CarPlay and navigation system. Standard safety features include parking sensors and a rearview camera.


Performance is one important aspect to consider when looking to purchase a vehicle. Speaking of which, the 2018 Audi A6 comes with a 250-HP 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that can move the midsize sedan quite easily. If you are hungry for more power and acceleration, there are larger engine options as well.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche Panamera comes equipped with a V6 turbocharged engine that delivers and output of 331lb-ft torque and 330 Horse Power. The fuel efficiency rating is also on the higher side, compared to other rivals.

The Bottom Line

Both the cars are tough competitors, in terms of design, styling and performance. The 2018 Porsche Panamera takes the attention with its superb handling and up-to-date technology. While Audi A6 may have its own set of features to be proud of, it just doesn’t convince a shrewd car buyer to prefer it over Porsche Panamera.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Panamera Test Drive Today?

It feels great to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of the 2018 Porsche Panamera. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey, and service the needs of car buyers in the entire area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Panamera test drive appointment in advance.

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