What is the Porsche Taycan?
The Porsche Taycan is a luxury electric sedan and the brand's first electric vehicle. The 2021 Taycan is our top pick in the class, followed by the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, respectively. Our editors are impressed by the Taycan's ability to operate comfortably as a daily driver and deliver world-beating performance with the press of a button. When it comes to range, the EPA estimates the base-model Taycan can go about 200 miles while the larger-battery model can cover up to about 227 miles. And in our experience, we've been able to drive significantly farther than the EPA estimates.
Since the Taycan just hit the market two years ago, we won't see many major changes to the 2022 model. That doesn't mean there aren't upgrades in store, however. The biggest news is that Android Auto (finally) comes to the Taycan this year. It requires plugging in via the USB-C port (in contrast to Apple CarPlay, which supports a wireless connection), but owners of either smartphone type will now enjoy an integrated experience. The Taycan also now offers a Remote Park Assist option, which allows owners to park the SUV from outside the vehicle using their smartphone. Finally, the new Turbo Charging Planner is said to decrease charging times by allowing rapid charging sooner after the vehicle is first plugged in.