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Porsche Taycan pros and cons

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99 pros, 43 cons in 3 articles by 3 users

  • profile photo of user QuietCanvas QuietCanvas US

    2021 Porsche Taycan 4S 9.4

    owner review of Porsche Taycan 4S 2021

    • Extraordinarily fast charging at Electrify America chargers

    • Acceleration continues pulling well over 100mph

    • Superior styling

    • Infinite customization of the Taycan with various cosmetic and performance options

    • Sporty, refined driving experience 

    • Excellent highway stability

    • Good sound system (Bose)

    • Quiet and refined at high speed

    • Variable suspension/ride height makes for a more practical daily driver

    • Reliable

    • Better than expected storage

    • Great acceleration 

    • Range is much better than EPA ratings

    • Exceptional build quality 

    • Decent lane keeping

    • Infotainment and software is mediocre compared to EV rivals

    • Mobile app experience is mediocre, connectivity is unreliable 

    • Some software updates require going to the dealership and can, in some cases, take several days

    • Very expensive depending on options

    • Screen and infotainment layout is unintuitive 

    • Software updates are not as frequent or as impactful compared to EV rivals

    • Less reliable charging network than the Tesla Supercharging Network

    • Camera quality is lacking given the price

    • Weight of the vehicle can be felt on tight turns

    • Wireless charger is only for one device, hard to use, and very slow

    • Battery preconditioning requires built-in navigation to trigger and cannot be manually overridden

    • Can be awkward to get in and out if the vehicle 

    • No Android Auto on the 2021 year Taycan. 

    • Center console storage is awkward to use

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  • profile photo of user ElectroDad ElectroDad

    Porsche 4S Taycan Plus - thorough winter test 9.1

    test drive of Porsche Taycan 4S Plus 2020

    • extremely low center of gravity

    • outstanding interior soundproofing

    • interior and exterior design

    • versatility - it can be a sports car and comfortable limousine

    • great joy felt over how it can be driven, how it is designed and manufactured

    • hugs the road incredibly as if denying the laws of physics (even on poor roads, the chassis keeps you out of trouble)

    • battery warranty of 8 years/160,000 km (must not drop below 70%)

    • well-placed cameras around the car, they don’t get too dirty even in bad weather

    • 5 EuroNCAP stars (the highest safety rating)

    • there is a surprising amount of legroom and headroom in the back, but only for two people (the middle seat is more for extraordinary situations, e.g., for a child); in other words, the Taycan wonderfully accommodates four adults

    • a few years ago, unattainable acceleration in such a large executive vehicle

    • acceleration and flexibility better than 99% of cars on the road

    • low body - low air resistance (Cx 0.22)

    • rear cargo volume 366 l + possibility of a roof load (75 kg)

    • highly confident chassis even at high speeds on the German Autobahn

    • a wide range of chassis settings in the infotainment menu

    • two-speed transmission installed on the rear axle - supports excellent driving performance even at high speeds

    • software update via the Internet (OTA update - over-the-air)

    • haptic feedback in displays

    • the front storage space “frunk” is relatively large (80 l) and also accommodates standard cabin baggage

    • large wheelbase of 2,900 mm, contributing to driving certainty at high speeds and the spaciousness of the interior

    • quarter mile in 12.13 seconds (Launch Control), 12.72 seconds (without LC) on winter tires

    • wireless Apple Car Play

    • Porsche mobile app

    • rear axle steering (surcharge)

    • high weight, about 2,200 kg

    • it lacks a one-pedal driving mode commonly found in many electric vehicles

    • high prices for surcharges

    • with the battery cold and low (below cca 25%), power becomes slightly limited, i.e., acceleration too

    • poor visibility to the rear through the C-pillar and small rear window

    • this is probably not even a minus, but in light of the weight, let us not confuse the Taycan with the model 911

    • the steering wheel covers the side of the large display underneath it

    • The Taycan is nearly five meters long and nearly two meters wide, which is definitely noticeable when parking in the city

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  • profile photo of user WindyGuyTX WindyGuyTX US

    Reliable, FAST and FUN! 8.3

    owner review of Porsche Taycan 4S 2020

    • Very reliable, with minimal service required.

    • Drives like a slot car; simply point and shoot.

    • Fast and Fun.

    • Porsche and Volkswagen have a long way to go to catch up the number of charging stations offered by Tesla.

    • Getting a PCM module replacement took much too long.

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