Large Premium Car: Porsche Panamera
The vehicle with the single-lowest number of problems in this year’s Initial Quality Study was the Porsche Panamera, which also took best-in-category for the Large Premium Car segment. Coming in second place was the Lexus LS while the Hyundai Equus was ranked third. Like other Porsche models, the Panamera has a full lineup ranging from a 310-hp 3.6-liter V6 to a 570-hp 4.8-liter turbocharged V8. Though it’s a sedan, the Panamera fully embraces Porsche’s motto of performance first and offers a sporty driving experience. Fuel economy ranges from 15 mpg in the city on the low end to 18 mpg while highway consumption ranges from 24 mpg to 28 mpg, depending on the engine.