Porsche Taycan

3.4 / 5
EV Decide Score


Range

202 - 256 miles


Cost

$79k - $188k+


0 - 60

2.6+ sec


Charging Cost

$70+ / month

Porsche Taycan Expert Review

  by Ben Sullins (Jun 05, 2022)
3.4 / 5
EV Decide Score
Like
  • Performance
  • Support for Apple Carplay
  • True luxury interior
Don't Like
  • Storage space lacking
  • Expensive
  • Interior tech needs updating

Performance

5 / 5
EV Decide Score
Porsche knows performance, and it shows in the Taycan. You're planted to the ground in this car and with the 2 gear motor you don't lose any kick at 60mph like you do in most other EVs. While not the fastest off the line, the Taycan truly shines on the track and anywhere you may take it that involves turning.

Seating Capacity

3 / 5
EV Decide Score
The front seats are nice racing style seats that hug you tight and keep you stable while zipping around corners in this vehicle. The backseats have something to be desired however. So for this car it only gets a 3 of 5 for seating.

Storage Capacity

3 / 5
EV Decide Score
The storage actually isn't terrible here, but it's small compared to other high-end sedans so it gets a 3 out of 5.

Comfort / Luxury

4 / 5
EV Decide Score
Luxury isn't really what Porsche is about, but the high-end materials and finishes in the Taycan do stand out in a category filled with wannabe leather appointments.

Cost

2 / 5
EV Decide Score
The version of this you probably want is over $150,000 which puts it outside the realm of possibility for almost everyone. For Porsche owners however, this is actually not a bad deal considering other cars from them go for way more than this one.

Charging Network

3 / 5
EV Decide Score
Using a CCS plus in the US the Taycan supports all major networks outside of Tesla. The networks have lots of stations, but your charging may vary depending on how the stall is doing that day.

Range

5 / 5
EV Decide Score
In several real-world tests the Taycan outperformed it's rated range by more than 30% That means while it may on paper show mediocre range at best, in real world testing it really over-delivered. This is typical for Porsche that consistently underrates it's cars performance to give it's owners unexpected surprises. 

Charging

3 / 5
EV Decide Score
The Taycan can charge at speeds up to 270kW, which is impressive, however that's only if you're at the correct charging station with an 800v system. At other 400v systems the car has to bump up the voltage meaning it won't achieve nearly those high speeds. So with this odd quirk, you could be left wanting much more in terms of charging.

Tech

3 / 5
EV Decide Score
The tech inside the car isn't super impressive, but this isn't why you're buying a Taycan. That said it does support wireless Apple Carplay which is plenty for most people and means all of your apps just work inside the vehicle.