Is there anything interesting about its design?
You know what's interesting about its design? It doesn't appeal from all angles. In my opinion, a lot of station wagons from luxury brands are aesthetically pleasing no matter where you're standing. But the Panamera Sport Turismo can be a little jarring if you're looking at it from directly side-on, or just off to the side.
In fact, I had some friends say it was 'ugly', 'too big', and that it looked 'just like a Macan'. You can make up your own mind about it, but there are some clear Porsche design traits that are undeniably pretty; the eyes-open headlights with their dazzling four-dot LED daytime running lights, and a sleeker front end than we've come to know from the Panamera in generations past.
The rear end is quite fetching from a low angle, but if you're standing up straight it looks a bit flabby, with the love-handles above its rear wheel arches not really offering the most loveable look. The back sits up quite high, giving it a hobbling sort of appearance. And this isn't a car that hobbles, it's one that hustles.
All that said, I still like the look of it. It's not as cohesive as some of the brand's other designs, but it certainly has some nice elements.
The interior has an almost Audi-like execution, with a technical, minimalist design that is both clean and crisp, but also a bit austere and emotionless in the way our test car was fitted out.
But thankfully there are multiple different trim options you can choose from (12 just for the seats and dash/head lining, and that's before you choose inlays and finishes). I'd probably go for something like the Paldao interior pack ($2990), which offers up a tremendous wood-trim look. Yeah, I'm advocating wood trim, and I'm 33 years old. Combined it with the two-tone black and 'Saddle Brown'-finish fabrics, and you've got a classy, luxurious interior with a bit of character.
Don't believe me? Go have a look at the Porsche configurator.