2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Release Date: Summer 2021
Estimated Price: Starting at $92,250
  • A Porsche Taycan with more cargo space and extra ground clearance
  • Standard dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain
  • Sporty driving dynamics that don't compromise on comfort
  • Part of the first Taycan generation introduced for 2020
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2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Review
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What is the Taycan Cross Turismo?

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a different flavor of Porsche's first-ever electric vehicle, the Taycan. Like the Porsche Panamera sedan's Sport Turismo variant, the Taycan Cross Turismo sports a wagon-like profile that provides additional cargo space compared to its more traditionally styled sibling. But the Taycan Cross Turismo goes even further, adding nearly an inch of ground clearance for better performance on rough roads. This isn't going to be a rock crawler, but it should be able to navigate dirt roads on the way to a country cottage.

Of course, that would ideally be a country cottage with a charging station. As this is an EV, the Taycan Cross Turismo is powered by electric motors at the front and rear axles. A battery pack sits under the floor and can be recharged at a public charging station or at home. Expect horsepower ratings to mirror those on the regular Taycan. On that car, the top-level Turbo S makes up to 750 horsepower.

We expect the Cross Turismo to drive and perform similarly to the regular Taycan sedan. That's a good thing since the Taycan is one of the best-driving cars on the market today, electric or not. And as with the Taycan, don't be surprised if the real-world all-electric range is much better than what the EPA estimates. In our testing, the Taycan sedan far exceeded its estimated range.

What's under the Taycan Cross Turismo's hood?

Since all variations of the Cross Turismo are all-wheel-drive, the front and rear axles each get an electric motor. And just like the all-wheel-drive Taycan sedan, the rear-axle motor utilizes a two-speed transmission for increased efficiency at highway speeds. Powering those motors is the 93.4-kWh battery pack from the Performance Battery Plus option on the Taycan sedan, which is standard on the Taycan Cross Turismo.

Power output for Cross Turismo models mimics that of the standard Taycan. It starts with the base 4 Cross Turismo making the equivalent of 375 horsepower (469 hp with launch control activated) all the way up to 616 hp (with a whopping 750 hp with launch control) for the Turbo S Cross Turismo. And despite the added weight of the extended roofline, Porsche estimates most versions of the Cross Turismo will only trail the sedan by around a tenth of a second to 60 mph. The exception is the base Taycan Cross Turismo — its AWD system gives it a 0-60 mph sprint time of 4.8 seconds versus the rear-drive Taycan's 5.1 seconds.

How's the Cross Turismo's interior?

Thanks to the Cross Turismo's taller roofline, front occupants get a little more headroom than in the standard Taycan, and rear passengers receive a substantial 3.6 additional inches of clearance. This ensures the Cross Turismo will be able to fit four adults with ease. It also improves on the Taycan's already good visibility.

Aside from the extra headroom, the Cross Turismo's interior is identical to the conventional Taycan's. Facing the driver is a digital 16.8-inch curved instrument panel, with two screens in the center stack that split infotainment and climate control duties. As with all Porsches, there are a myriad of customization options to help buyers create a bespoke vehicle.

How's the Cross Turismo's storage?

The Cross Turismo maintains the Taycan's front trunk's 2.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity but expands the rear storage space. Up from 14.3 cubic feet in the Taycan and Taycan 4S, the 4 and 4S Cross Turismo offer 15.7 cubes and 42.8 cubes with the seats down.

Just like the sedan, the Turbo and Turbo S offer less cargo space than the non-Turbo models but still offer 14.3 cubes (12.9 for the sedan) and 41.3 cubes with the seats folded. While that's not as much capacity as, say, the Panamera Sport Turismo, it gives the Cross Turismo much more flexibility than the standard Taycan.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The Porsche Taycan is one of our favorite cars on sale today, EV or not. It's fast, comfortable and fantastic to drive. Expanding on that formula with the extra cargo room of the Taycan Cross Turismo's hatchback design and added ground clearance should make an entertaining car a lot more practical, not to mention even cooler.

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