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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

(2021 - present)

    Summary


    Arriving in the UK in late 2021, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a slightly higher-riding estate version of the acclaimed Taycan electric sports saloon.

    The Cross Turismo is offered in several versions all focused on high performance. The entry-level 4 and 4S models used a large 93kWh battery to produce power outputs of 469hp and 563hp respectively – Porsche promises that both variants can travel up to 283 miles from full charge.

    Using the same battery, the range-topping Turbo S model produces 751hp – able to complete a 0-60mph sprint in just 2.7 seconds. All models can charge at speeds up to 270kW, and as well as more ground clearance and rear headroom, the Porche Taycan Cross Turismo comes adorned with SUV-style bumper cladding, and fitted with an additional ‘gravel’ driving mode for facing moderate off-road challenges.

    Branded ‘Porsche’s swiss army knife’ by The Sunday Times, The Taycan Cross Turismo has been very positively received by the UK media. While retaining the distinctive driving appeal of the standard Taycan range, the Cross Turismo adds 80 litres more boot space – quickly garnering a reputation as a do-all sports car and one of the best EVs money can buy.

    What Car? comments that the Cross Turismo’s interior quality is “wonderful”, while Driving Electric labels the estate’s battery range and ultra-rapid charging ability “superb”. “A car couldn’t work any harder to take the sting out of going electric”, Top Gear concludes.

    If you are happy to stick with combustion power however, Carbuyer points out that the Mercedes-AMG E63 estate comes with a much bigger boot, even if it lacks the Taycan’s ‘frunk’ storage under the bonnet.

    Unlike the Taycan saloon range, there is no entry-level rear-wheel drive model. The estate car’s price tag, which can easily surpass £100,000, has been described as rather steep – particularly the top-of-the-range Turbo S trim, which Car describes as “phenomenally expensive”. Many reviewers earmark the mid-range 4S model as the sweet spot in the Cross Turismo line-up, which The Telegraph calls “astonishing” and “ceaselessly potent”.

    As of July 2022, the Porsche Taycan holds an impressive Expert Rating of 92%, based on 15 published reviews published by UK media outlets. This is a score that is slightly higher than the Taycan saloon, which won The Car Expert’s Large Car Class Champion Award in 2021.

    Taycan Cross Turismo highlights

    • More practical than Taycan saloon
    • Turbo S models have serious pace
    • Well-built and refined interior
    • Alluring exterior design
    • Fast charging and long battery range

    Taycan Cross Turismo lowlights

    • Expensive, particularly top-spec models
    • Teslas have more battery range
    • No rear-wheel drive variants
    • The coupé has better weight distribution
    • Base model lacks kit

    Key specifications


    Body style: Large estate car
    Engines: electric motor, battery-powered
    Price: From £81,500 on-road

    Launched: Winter 2021/22
    Last updated: N/A
    Replacement due: TBA


    Media reviews


    Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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    Safety rating


    No safety rating

    As of July 2022, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. The Taycan saloon was awarded a five-star rating in 2019, but this has not yet been applied to the Cross Turismo.

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    As of July 2022, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    Reliability rating

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    As of July 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively for us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Taycan Cross Turismo, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has received

    2022

    • GQ eCar Awards – Best Estate Car

    2021

    • Auto Trader New Car Awards – The Rory Reid Award
    • The Sunday Times Motor Awards – Best Adventure Car
    • Top Gear Electric Awards – Best Electric Car + Best Estate
    • What Car? Awards – Best Performance Car (4S)

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