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Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior infotainment
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  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior rear seats
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 front cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 front left tracking
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  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 rear cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior front seats
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior panoramic roof
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  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 front
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 rear cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior dashboard
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior rear seats
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior infotainment
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 front cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 front left tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 rear tracking
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 rear cornering
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior front seats
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior panoramic roof
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior detail
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior detail
  • Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior steering wheel detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo is only fractionally more expensive than the Porsche Taycan GTS. The rest of the range, arriving in 2022, is expected to start with a rear-wheel drive entry-level model.

On paper, the GTS model looks to have the best balance of kit as standard without needing to add options on top, but we suspect the 4S will be better value due to the large price difference. The GTS comes with tinted LED headlights, black 20-inch alloy wheels, a tweaked front bumper and gloss-black inserts on the side sills and rear diffuser. 

The list of standard safety kit includes automatic emergency braking (AEB), traffic-sign recognition and lane-keeping assistance. Two Isofix mounts for child seats are fitted in the back of the car, but a head-up display and adaptive cruise control are options. It’s a shame that blind-spot monitoring – a standard feature on the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model 3 – is reserved for the options list (it's part of a Lane Change Assist pack).

In terms of crash protection, the standard Taycan achieved a five-star rating from Euro NCAP – as did the Model S. However, whiplash protection for adults sitting in the front or back was found to be marginal, which is a little disappointing.

Reliability is much harder to predict. After all, the Taycan is the first Porsche electric car in more than 100 years. The German brand finished a relatively disappointing 25th out of 31 manufacturers in our latest 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey.

Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

Combining the Porsche Taycan Coupe’s driving qualities with the added practicality of the Cross Turismo, the Sport Turismo should be a well-rounded package. The slightly bigger boot, roomier rear seats and greater visibility have barely compromised the performance, and we suspect the 4S will give the best balance of price and pace when it arrives. If your budget allows for the GTS, you’ll have a very comprehensive electric performance car.

  • Effortless point-to-point pace
  • More spacious rear seats than in the coupé
  • Wonderful interior quality
  • You will want to add a fair few options
  • Range isn’t the best
  • A Mercedes-AMG E63 has a larger boot
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