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2021 Porsche Taycan

MSRP range: $79,900 - $185,000 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2021 Porsche Taycan videos

Drag Race! Tesla Model Y vs. Porsche Taycan | Reviewing & Racing Performance EVs | 0-60 Performance

NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Porsche Taycan, but since the 2021 Porsche Taycan is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Which is the fastest EV for $70,000 to $80,000? Is it the base model Porsche Taycan or the Tesla Model Y Performance? Alistair Weaver and Carlos Lago find out in this EV drag race.

FAQ

Is the Porsche Taycan a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Taycan both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.2 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Taycan ranges from 15.8 to 17.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Porsche Taycan. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Porsche Taycan?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Porsche Taycan:

  • New base version with a single motor and rear-wheel drive
  • Head-up display, automatic body lift and post-purchase options now available
  • Taycan Cross Turismo wagon debuts later in the model year
  • Part of the first Taycan generation introduced in 2020
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Is the Porsche Taycan reliable?

To determine whether the Porsche Taycan is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Taycan. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Taycan's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Porsche Taycan a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Porsche Taycan is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Taycan and gave it a 8.2 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Taycan is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Porsche Taycan?

The least-expensive 2021 Porsche Taycan is the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $79,900.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM) which starts at $79,900
  • 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) which starts at $103,800
  • Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) which starts at $150,900
  • Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) which starts at $185,000
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What are the different models of Porsche Taycan?

If you're interested in the Porsche Taycan, the next question is, which Taycan model is right for you? Taycan variants include 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM), 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM), Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM), and Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM). For a full list of Taycan models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Porsche Taycan

2021 Porsche Taycan Overview

The 2021 Porsche Taycan is offered in the following submodels: Taycan Sedan, Taycan Wagon, Taycan Cross Turismo. Available styles include 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM), 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM), Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM), Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM), 4 Cross Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (electric 2AM), 4S Cross Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (electric 2AM), Turbo Cross Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (electric 2AM), and Turbo S Cross Turismo 4dr Wagon AWD (electric 2AM). Porsche Taycan models are available with a undefined-liter electric engine, with output up to 750 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Porsche Taycan comes with all wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 2-speed automated manual.

What do people think of the 2021 Porsche Taycan?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Porsche Taycan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Taycan 3.9 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Taycan.

Pros

  • Rapid acceleration and enjoyable, hunkered-down handling
  • Potential for very quick fast-charging capability
  • Four-door practicality plus two trunks
  • Impressive build quality and interior finish

Cons

  • Rear legroom isn't overly generous
  • EV greatness comes at a commensurately great price
  • Touchscreen interface is not very intuitive
  • Low ride height and roof can make it difficult to enter and exit

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Porsche Taycan and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Taycan featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Porsche Taycan?

2021 Porsche Taycan 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM)

The 2021 Porsche Taycan 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $81,250. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Taycan 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM) is trending $2,151 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,151 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $79,099.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM) is 2.6% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Taycan 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM)

The 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $105,150. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) is trending $3,296 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,296 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $101,854.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) is 3.1% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM)

The 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $152,250. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) is trending $5,001 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,001 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $147,249.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM)

The 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $186,350. The average price paid for a new 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) is trending $6,131 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,131 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $180,219.

The average savings for the 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM) is 3.3% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Porsche Taycans are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Porsche Taycan for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Porsche Taycan.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Porsche Taycan?

2021 Porsche Taycan 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM), 2-speed automated manual, electric

2021 Porsche Taycan 4dr Sedan (electric 2AM), 2-speed automated manual, electric

2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S 4dr Sedan AWD (electric 2AM), 2-speed automated manual, electric

EPA Est. MPGN/A
Transmission2-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
DisplacementN/A
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase114.2 in.
Length195.4 in.
WidthN/A
Height54.3 in.
Curb Weight4771 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Porsche Taycan?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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