2021 Porsche Panamera vs. 2021 Lexus IS

The 2021 Porsche Panamera has all the perfect qualities that you are looking for in a luxury ride. This is blessed with an upscale interior, and has that large cargo space to carry your belongings. There are powerful engine choices to choose from as well.

As for the 2021 Lexus IS, it promises that you will enjoy a long list of standard safety features. It also completely redesigned the looks of its predecessor.

Design & Style

The 2021 Panamera is actually described as a four-door version of its sports car, the Porsche 911. This has plenty of cargo space, enough to accommodate belongings of its passengers who will go out on a short weekend vacation out of town. This comes in three body style variations namely the hatchback, wagon, and Executive. It is simple to look at but looking closer, you will notice how its high-end materials like wood, soft-touch plastic, leather, and aluminum, highlight its cabin.

Carrying only up to 10.8 cubic feet of space at the back, the 2021 Lexus IS does not really impress in this aspect. This four-door sedan does not beat its rivals in terms of comfort. While it promises to sit five, taller passengers will find the area quite snuggly and tight. The cabin uses synthetic leather upholstery, but it is plain and outdated.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Panamera also has great technologies inside. It is gifted with an infotainment system that is paired with a 12.3-inch touch screen. This displays crisp graphics and easily responds to user inputs. The entire layout on the dash is modern and sleek, and is capable of handling functions for Apple CarPlay, HD and satellite radios, 10-speaker stereo, three USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Among its standard safety features are the rearview camera, road sign recognition, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and front and rear parking sensors.

The IS comes with a base eight-inch touch screen that can support all other features like the Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. It also has 10 speakers, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, HD radio, and satellite radio. The presence of a touch knob makes the interface quite confusing for first-time users. On the safety side, it has a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning forming part of its list.


The 2021 Porsche Panamera has ultimately a lot of powerful engine options, that even the base engine starts sprucing up 325 horsepower. The most powerful engine choice heats to result in 689 horsepower.

The 2021 Lexus IS will find a hard time defeating the Panamera on the road, since its base engine results in 241 horsepower. Its V6 engine only delivers up to 260 horsepower of output.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Porsche Panamera offers the thrill, modernity, and excitement that you want in a super luxury car. It will definitely outlast the 2021 Lexus IS in any aspect.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Panamera Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2021 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 2021 Porsche Panamera test drive.


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