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2021 Porsche Taycan Electric

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Pros

  • Inspiring performance
  • Impressive DC fast-charging rates
  • Luxury-level interior

Cons

  • Confining rear passenger space
  • Unintuitive infotainment interface
  • Prohibitive pricing

Battery range (EPA estimate)

192 miles

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The 2022 Porsche Taycan lineup adds more affordable and practical options

The Taycan is Porsche’s first foray into electric vehicles. It’s similar in size and style to the Panamera sedan and has proven that a Porsche doesn’t need an internal combustion engine to be a Porsche. It has the performance and refinement to impress even the most rabid of Porschephiles, and then some.

Coming off its debut the previous year, the 2021 Taycan lineup gained a more affordable entry-level trim with a single rear-drive motor as well as a more practical wagon-like body style called the Cross Turismo. New features included a head-up display, satellite radio, and over-the-air software updates that allow owners to add features and keep a range of systems up-to-date.

As a high-performance electric sedan, the Taycan had few rivals in 2022. The Tesla Model S is the most competitive, but its only real advantage is acceleration, with the Tesla’s build quality and handling well below the Porsche’s standard. The Taycan’s range isn’t as generous, but it should still be enough for most owners.

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What is new for the 2021 Porsche Taycan Electric?

  • The Taycan Electric is available in a variety of new trims, including the 4 Cross Turismo, 4S Cross Turismo, Base, Turbo Cross Turismo, and Turbo S Cross Turismo.
  • Taycan Electric trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment this year.
  • Skylight(s), Head Up Display, Automated Parking, Blind Spot Monitor, and Panoramic Sunroof features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Porsche Taycan Electric trims

Curious how Porsche Taycan Electric trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Base:

4 Cross Turismo:

  • Includes all features available on the Base
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • 4WD/AWD

4S:

4S Cross Turismo:

  • Includes all features available on the 4S
  • 114.3 inch wheelbase

Turbo:

  • Includes all features available on the 4S Cross Turismo
  • Memory Seats
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels

Turbo Cross Turismo:

  • Includes all features available on the Turbo
  • BOSE Sound System

Turbo S:

  • Includes all features available on the Turbo Cross Turismo
  • Leatherette & Cloth

Turbo S Cross Turismo:

  • Includes all features available on the Turbo S
  • 114.3 inch wheelbase

5 reasons to buy the 2021 Porsche Taycan Electric

What We Like

Inspiring performance: Don’t let the idea of an EV powertrain fool you: The Taycan is a legitimate Porsche in every sense of the word. It’ll launch you to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and it does it with shocking ease. The Taycan also corners with the kind of joyful agility of Porsche’s iconic 911 sports car. As an added bonus, it’s also easy to drive and well mannered when driven conservatively.

Impressive DC fast charging: There aren’t a lot of DC fast chargers that can take advantage of the Taycan’s very quick 270-kW charge rate, but they will be more prevalent with time. That means the Taycan is already prepared for that eventuality and can get you back on the road in no time. At its highest speed, you can get from a 5% charge to 80% in 22 minutes.

Luxury-level interior: The Taycan may be biased toward performance, but it doesn’t skimp on luxury. You’ll get the sturdy build quality you’d expect from a top luxury sedan, along with premium materials inside that justify the rather expensive pricing. There’s also no shortage of higher-end features to keep passengers entertained, and over-the-air software updates will keep those features current for years to come.

What Needs Improvement

Confining rear passenger space: If you’re planning to regularly transport more than one adult passenger at a time, you would do well to seek out the Taycan Cross Turismo. It has a longer wagon-like roof, provides more headroom, and allows for easier access to the rear seats. The standard Taycan has two inches less in headroom and can be confining even for average-size occupants.

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Porsche Taycan Electric features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Burmester Audio
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Air Conditioning

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

0.0L

Engine type

Electric

Wheelbase

114.2"

Overall length

195.4"

Width

77.5"

Height

54.9"

Front tires

P225/55YR19

Rear tires

P275/45YR19

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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