2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo review

Porsche’s first try at an electric vehicle is impressive, but will it be enough to lure customers away from other electric vehicle manufacturers?

What is the price of the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo?
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo is the entry-level model in the Taycan Cross Turismo lineup, with prices starting at $176,600 before on-road charges.

The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo is the next rung up the ladder, starting at $205,300 before on-roads, and the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, which starts at $279,000 before on-roads, is the model tested here.

There are 17 colours to choose from, with the most of them being free. Then you can put money into matching and superior colours that vary in price.

What do you get?

Taycan 4 Cross Turismo highlights:

  • 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Apple CarPlay (wireless) and Android Auto (wired)
  • Head-up display
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist
  • Six-piston front, four-piston rear cast-iron brakes
  • Power steering plus
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • LED headlights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • Power tailgate
  • Partial leather interior
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel

Taycan 4S Cross Turismo adds:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • 14-way powered front seats
  • 14-speaker sound system
  • Heated and ventilated front seats

Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo adds:

  • 10-piston front, four-piston rear PCSB brakes
  • Matrix LED headlights w/ Porsche Dynamic Lighting Plus
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Heated rear seats
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control
  • Full leather interior

Is it safe to drive the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo?
While the Porsche Taycan has yet to receive a local ANCAP safety rating, it received five stars in Euro NCAP crash testing.

The Taycan received an 85 percent rating for adult occupant protection, an 83 percent rating for child occupant protection, a 70 percent rating for vulnerable road user protection, and a 73 percent rating for safety assistance.

Adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring are all standard.

On the inside, how does the Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo feel?
The Taycan is a showcase for Porsche’s technological prowess. Porsche intended the Taycan to pave the way for future tech in the rest of its lineup, from the 800V charging base to the use of additional infotainment displays inside the interior.

It’s no wonder, then, that once inside, there’s a slew of screens to keep the driver and passengers occupied.

The centre tunnel is elevated to allow easy access to the lower display, while the central infotainment panel is elevated above it and only has touch controls. In fact, there are very few physical buttons or dials throughout the cabin.

Before I go into the technology, I’d want to point out the cabin’s interior spaciousness. One of the best things about electric vehicles is that their batteries and motors can be hidden, allowing for greater inside room and better storage.

Because it is a ‘waggon,’ the Cross Turismo should profit the most. However, the Taycan (and, by implication, the Cross Turismo) suffers from poor packaging. The boot is small and has limited storage height (total volume of 405 litres with second row in place and 1171 litres with second row folded), and the door sills are thick, limiting leg room in the cabin.

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