2018 Porsche Panamera vs. 2018 Buick Encore

One of those cars that you can pit against the 2018 Porsche Panamera is the 2018 Buick Encore. While including the latter in your list will give you some second thoughts of going for the Porsche, you have to take note that there are a lot of other things that will affect that decision of yours. We can help you realize how the Panamera stands out through this comparison.

Design & Style

If you are looking for a car that is modern and at the same time edgy, it is with no doubt that you will go for the 2018 Porsche Panamera. Consider how it has been stylishly designed on the outside with a solid build that you will love. Add to that the fact that the cabin uses only the best quality materials. Of course, you will love this supercar even more knowing that it has comfortable seats and a spacious cabin as well.

In the case of the 2018 Buick Encore, you will find the look promising and just enough to impress you as a purchaser. Come to think of how it promises to give you a cabin that is gracious enough to accommodate your needs, and you will love it even more. You will be frustrated to find out though that cargo space has been compromised. Add to that, the overall look of the cabin is old and traditional.

Technology & Safety

The combination of remarkable technology and safety features in the 2018 Porsche Panamera is truly one of its selling points. Think of how the touchscreen display has been made larger and consider how easy you can use the navigation and infotainment systems in it. It is as if you did not get what you want yet. The safety features offered in this car are among the most modern you will see out there. Forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, stability control intervention, and blind spot monitoring – name it and the Panamera has it.

When it comes to the 2018 Buick Encore, you will notice that the OnStar Communication is reliable too. It offers support to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus it also offers WiFi connectivity. While it promises to offer a set of active safety features, you will only be able to enjoy the full suite if you are willing to invest on the Premium trim.


In terms of performance, the 2018 Porsche Panamera is a clear standout. Its V6, 2.9-liter engine maximizes the output of up to 440 horsepower and 405lb-ft of torque. In the case of the Encore, you will get only a four-cylinder, 1.4-liter engine that produces a maximum of 148lb-ft of torque and 138 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

Do we still need to elaborate on all the good things that the Panamera can offer? It obviously wins over the Buick Encore in all aspects.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Panamera Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2018 Porsche Panamera worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2018 Porsche Panamera test drive.

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