Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Introduction

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rear left tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior dashboard
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior back seats
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior infotainment
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rear right tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front left tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo right static
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rear right static
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo alloy wheel detail
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo headlight detail
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo charging socket
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior front seats
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front boot
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo boot open
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rear left tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior dashboard
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior back seats
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior infotainment
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rear right tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front left tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo right static
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rear right static
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo alloy wheel detail
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo headlight detail
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo charging socket
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior front seats
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo front boot
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

Cars used to have very clear-cut roles – you'd have a performance car to go fast in and an estate to carry your family (and neither would be an electric car). The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo shows how dramatically all that has changed.

This is a five-door version of the Porsche Taycan all-electric four-door coupé, with a taller, estate car-like body for greater versatility. The Cross Turismo has a lot more head room and boot space than the regular car, but the changes don't stop there.

Well, that’s what we’re going to tell you over the next few pages of this review, as we assess the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo’s day-to-day usability, how much fun it is to drive, how much it will cost to run and how it compares with rivals, including the Audi e-tron GT, the Mercedes EQE and the Tesla Model S.

You’re unlikely to find a discounted Taycan for quite some time, but if you're in the market for a new car, we could potentially save you a small fortune on most models if you use our free What Car? New Car Deals pages. They have some very tempting new electric car deals.

FAQs

  • Even the ‘base’ Taycan Cross Turismo is fast, with an official 0-62mph time of just 5.1 seconds, but the range-topping Turbo S make it feel like gravity has flipped on its side. With launch control activated you’ll be launched to 62mph from rest in just 2.9 seconds.

  • For us, the 4S strikes the best balance between price and performance. In terms of kit, it doesn’t net you a whole lot more kit over the entry-level 4 but what you’re really paying for is the jump up in performance from 375bhp to 483bhp.

  • Because this Porsche Taycan variant is a premium performance car it's not cheap, but predicted depreciation is low, which can keep PCP finance deals competitive (relatively speaking). You can check the latest prices on our New Car Deals pages.

  • Compared with the regular Porsche Taycan it has a touch more rear head room and a more useable boot. If you want a performance estate with a bigger boot, check out the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-AMG E63 Estate (although neither is an electric car).

At a glance
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Target Price from £76,555
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RRP price range £76,555 - £144,970
Number of trims (see all)9
Number of engines (see all)11
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)electric
Available doors options 5
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £153 / £290
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £306 / £580
Available colours