2022 Porsche Taycan Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices and Photos
What type of vehicle is the 2022 Porsche Taycan? What does it compare to?
Porsche’s first electric car is brimming with personality, from its sleek shape to its sub-three-second acceleration. Rivals include the Tesla Model S and the Lucid Air.
Is the 2022 Porsche Taycan a good car?
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It’s a spectacular first effort, with important clues for the future of all Porsches. We give it a TCC rating of 8.8 out of 10. (Learn more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2022 Porsche Taycan?
The GTS edition joins the lineup, and all Taycans get Android Auto and an upgraded infotainment system with better voice recognition and Spotify.
Roughly the size of a Panamera, or a Mercedes E-Class or a BMW 5-Series, the Taycan is packed with the usual Porsche design cues and some adventurous new looks, like the LED headlights in the shape of a croc that give its front a distinctive look. The cabin is illuminated by large digital displays and the usual dark to richly rich trim that can be customized to the driver’s tastes.
The Taycan family has an entry-level model with rear-wheel drive and a 79.2kWh battery, a combo that’s good for a 0-60mph time of 5.1 seconds. It only picks up speed as the battery reaches 93.4kWh and gains another motor up front. At the top end, the 750hp Taycan Turbo S can catapult to 60mph in 2.6 seconds for brutal acceleration accomplished in near-silence. Porsche sets the high water mark in electric car driving in the Taycan, even without the adaptive dampers and air springs of the more expensive versions; it is wonderfully coordinated and can carve deep pavement corners as well as it can drift almost endlessly on ice and snow.
Front passengers won’t notice it thanks to their heated and electrically adjustable bucket seats, but the Taycan has more than two accommodations in the rear. The low roofline and slender legroom don’t exactly accommodate those passengers, and with around 12 cubic feet for luggage, it’s not a cargo hauler either.
There’s no crash test data yet, but the Taycan has automatic emergency braking. Driver-assist features found on other cars are options here, including adaptive cruise control. The EPA-rated Taycan’s highest range is 227 miles, less than half that of rivals Lucid and Tesla.
How much does the 2022 Porsche Taycan cost?
That’s $84,050 for a Taycan with a 10.9-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery and a 9.6kW on-board AC charger. The $105,150 Taycan 4S has a bigger battery; we’d take it with both the 19.2kW AC and 150kW/400V DC chargers, and a mobile charging connector, just to make sure you can make the most of any options you might come across. A loaded Taycan Turbo S easily flies at $200,000.
Where is the 2022 Porsche Taycan made?
In Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany.