2024 Porsche Taycan: A Comprehensive Guide On Features, Specs, And Pricing


2024 Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is the Stuttgart brand’s premier and flagship electric car offering, taking the form of a sleek four-door liftback sedan. Porsche offers the model in five different trim options, including the base, 4S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S. There are multiple battery and electric motor configurations, but all examples employ the two-speed automatic transmission on the rear axle motor.

Model
Porsche Taycan

Engine:
Single- or dualAC synchronous electric motors

Torque
254-774 LB-FT

Range
201-242 miles

Transmission
Two-speed automatic

Driveline
Rear- or all-wheel drive

MSRP
$90,900

Charge Time
10.5 hours @ 240V

0-60 MPH
2.6-5.1 seconds

Fuel Economy
75-83 MPGe

Horsepower
402-752 HP
Pros
  • Brilliant handling characteristics
  • Sleek exterior design
  • Highly appointed interior
  • Sharp and weighty steering feel
  • Stunning exterior visuals
Cons
  • Yearly updates are far and few
  • Bad energy consumption estimates
  • Higher power models suffer from low range
  • Cramped interior

The Porsche Taycan may be one of the oldest EVs currently available on the new car market, but it remains a revolutionary product with an exemplary set of electric motors and batteries.



The Stuttgart brand’s flagship eco-friendly performance car, soon due to be joined by a flurry of alternate model lines, caters to a multitude of customers, thanks to a diverse range that includes a basic rear-wheel drive single motor or high-performance dual-motor all-wheel drive options. The Porsche EV is also a versatile model, primarily thanks to its sleek four-door fastback design, making it an easy car to use as a daily driver.

As it enters 2024, the Taycan remains a costly EV option that caters to more premium customers who demand high quality and performance, without compromise. The model was launched in 2019, and since then, very few alterations have been made. Since its arrival, several young and established companies have entered the EV sedan realm with some compelling alternatives. Still, the Taycan has remained an impressive class leader, but the big question to be asked is whether it can keep this reputation up in the new year.

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In order to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information possible, the data used to compile this article was sourced from various manufacturer websites and other authoritative sources, including Porsche, MotorTrend, Road and Track, Car And Driver, the EPA, the NHTSA, Euro NCAP, and J.D. Power.


What’s New For 2024

The Porsche Taycan enters 2024 with no significant changes. Last year, the model benefited from an updated battery, temperature pre-conditioning system, and charging algorithm, resulting in better charging rates and battery range. Porsche also included a more refined infotainment display with wireless Android Auto functions. Variable Light Control was also extended to all derivatives, provided you specify the panoramic roof.

2024 Highlights

  • Updated battery technology (2023)
  • New infotainment display (2023)
  • Wireless Android Auto (2023)
  • Variable Light Control optional on all models (2023)
  • Charging station search function for the navigation system (2023)

Exterior Dimensions

Length

195.4 Inches

Width

77.5 Inches

Height

54.3 Inches

Wheelbase

114.2 Inches

Front Track

67.4 Inches

Rear Track

66.7 Inches

Curb Weight

4,519-5,060 Pounds

(Specifications sourced from Porsche)

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Specifications And Performance

White Porsche Taycan Turbo S rear-quarter driving
Porsche

The Porsche Taycan is a true-performance EV that covers multiple power categories. The base single-motor rear-wheel drive Taycan produces a maximum of 402 horsepower and 254 pound-feet when Boost Mode or launch control are active. In its normal driving state, the motors limit power to 321 horsepower. Specifying the larger 84 kWh Performance Battery Plus for $5,780 increases power to 469 horsepower and 263 pound-feet. Porsche only quotes a 5.1-second 0-60 MPH time for the standard battery.

The 4S adds a second motor to the front axle, resulting in increasing power to 523 horsepower and 472 pound-feet. This increases to 563 horsepower and 479 pound-feet with the performance battery. Porsche quotes an impressive 3.8-second 0-60 MPH sprint time, which reviewers were easily able to cut down to 3.4 seconds.

Upgrading to the GTS requires a steep budget increase, but it’s a noteworthy payoff, as you get an increased 598 horsepower and 627 pound-feet output, resulting in a claimed 3.5-second 0-60 MPH time. Again, this proves to be fairly conservative, with some reviewers quoting results as fast as 3.2 seconds. The Turbo model is where the Taycan starts to enter supercar territory, with a 671 horsepower and 627 pound-feet output and 3.0-second 0-60 MPH claimed acceleration time. This model proves to be staggeringly fast, as independent reviewers have confirmed times as quick as 2.4 seconds.

The Taycan Turbo S is the top-of-the-range offering, with a 751 horsepower and 774 pound-feet output from its dual-motor setup. This achieves a claimed 2.6-second 0-60 MPH acceleration time, which testers were impressively able to decrease to 2.4 seconds.

Performance Specifications

Taycan

Taycan 4S

Taycan GTS

Taycan Turbo

Taycan Turbo S

Powertrain

Single-AC Synchronous Motor

Dual-AC Synchronous Motor

Dual-AC Synchronous Motor

Dual-AC Synchronous Motor

Dual-AC Synchronous Motor

Horsepower

402-469 HP

523-563 HP

598 HP

671 HP

751 HP

Torque

254-263 LB-FT

472-479 LB-FT

627 LB-FT

627 LB-FT

774 LB-FT

Transmission

Two-Speed Automatic

Two-Speed Automatic

Two-Speed Automatic

Two-Speed Automatic

Two-Speed Automatic

Battery

71-84 kWh Net

71-84 kWh Net

84 kWh Net

84 kWh Net

84 kWh Net

Range

242 Miles

199-235 Miles

246 Miles

238 Miles

222 Miles

Fuel Economy

83 MPGe

83 MPGe

83 MPGe

81 MPGe

75 MPGe

0-60 MPH

5.1 Seconds

3.8 Seconds

3.5 Seconds

3.0 Seconds

2.6 Seconds

Top Speed

143 MPH

143 MPH

155 MPH

162 MPH

162 MPH

(Specifications sourced from Porsche and the EPA)

You have access to multiple performance-enhancing optional extras when specifying a Porsche Taycan. All models have access to the Porsche Active Suspension Management for $2,200, $1,500 torque vectoring, $1,620 rear-wheel steering, and $3,490 surface-coated brakes.

The Taycan is burdened by some poor energy consumption estimates, due to its high-output motors. The base, 4S, and GTS trims return 83 MPGe, while the Turbo boasts an estimated 81 MPGe. The Turbo S features a 75 MPGe combined energy estimate.

Porsche Taycan Charging Time And Range

Porsche Taycan 4S rear 3/4 action shot
Porsche

Porsche offers the Taycan with a base 71 kWh and an upgraded 84 kWh battery option. The entry-level battery covers 199 miles on a single charge, while the performance battery benefits from an EPA-estimated 222 to 235 miles, depending on your selected specification. The standard battery takes 36 hours to charge when using a household Level One plug point, 11 hours via a Level Two fast charger, and 17 minutes to recover 20 to 80 percent via a Level Three direct current fast charger. The bigger battery takes 43 hours via a Level One plug, 13 hours when using a Level Two plug, and 21 minutes to charge 20 to 80 percent when using a fast charger.

Battery

71 kWh

84 kWh

Range

199 miles

222-235 miles

Level 1 AC 110V Charging time (0-100%)

36 Hours

43 Hours

Level 2 DC 220V Charging time (0-100%)

11 Hours

13 Hours

Level 3 DC 440V Charging time (10-80%)

17 Minutes

21 Minutes

(Specifications sourced from Porsche)

All Taycan models come standard with a 25-foot charging cable with NEMA 6-50 and 14-30 adapters. A mobile charger connector with a digital display and 240-volt connector costs $1,120. Direct-current fast charging can only be accessed if you specify the on-board 150 kW system via a $460 option. 19.2 kW charging costs $1,680.

If you want to get the most out of your Taycan’s battery, you can opt for a $300 Porsche Intelligent Range Manager, which streamlines the car’s equipment to squeeze a bit more miles out. All Taycans come standard with a three-year subscription to Electrify America’s 30-minute fast charging services.

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Interior Technology, Luxury, And Comfort

Best Interior Features Of The 2024 Porsche Taycan

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Eight-way power-adjustable seats with heating and memory
  • 10.9-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation
  • 10-speaker 150-Watt Bose audio system
  • Multifunction leather steering wheel

All Porsche Taycan models are fairly well-equipped, as standard appointments include a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, an auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink, eight-way power-adjustable seats with heating and memory, ambient lighting, and dual-zone climate control. Porsche offers multiple optional interior trimmings and materials, if you want a more upmarket cabin.

The GTS trim adds 18-way electrically adjustable adaptive front sport seats, individual rear sport seats, the Chrono package, and A Race-Tex upholstered heated steering wheel. Turbo trims feature 14-way electrically adjustable comfort front seats and rear seat heating. Optional equipment includes a more comprehensive ambient lighting package for $500 and four-zone climate control for $990. A fixed panoramic glass roof costs $1,490, but if you want variable light control, this increases to $4,760.

Technology

Porsche Taycan infotainment
Porsche

The Porsche Taycan comes standard with a crisp 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 3D navigation system. You also get a wireless charger for smartphone devices, a 10-speaker 105-Watt Bose premium audio system, and two USB-C charging ports for the front row.

Additional features include a $1,850 head-up display. For $130, Porsche will fit a USB port next to the rearview mirror for dashcams. More premium derivatives have access to a $5,810 Burmester audio system, featuring 21 speakers and a 1,455-Watt output. A passenger infotainment display costs $1,130.

Cargo Capacity

Frunk

2.8 cubic feet

Rear Cargo Area

12.9 cubic feet

(Specifications sourced from Porsche)

Safety And Reliability

2024 Porsche Taycan doors open
Porsche

Porsche covers the Taycan’s cabin with a unique eight-airbag configuration that covers the driver, front passenger, knees, curtains, and sides. The body is also designed to withstand the strongest of impacts, thanks to its Impact Protection System. The NHTSA and IIHS have not crash-tested the Taycan, due to its premium nature. The 2019 model scored a five-star overall rating in the Euro NCAP crash test, but given how different the safety standards and specifications are, you should only use this as a reference.

The 2024 Taycan range is currently subject to a recall relating to a power outlet that may cause the charging cable to overheat. J.D. Power hands the Taycan a 61/100 rating for quality and reliability, which is significantly lower than its peers.

Driver Assistance Features

Standard advanced safety assist systems include traffic sign recognition, front and rear park assist with a rear-facing camera, lane keep assist, and an active speed limiter.

  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Front and rear park assist with a rear-facing camera
  • Lane keep assist
  • Active speed limiter
  • Lane change assist (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)

Optional ADAS include the $2,420 Night Vision Assist, $950 lane change assist, $1,200 surround view, $2,550 remote park assist, and $2,050 adaptive cruise control. Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist costs $3,610.

Euro NCAP Crash Testing

  • Recalls (NHTSA): 1
  • NHTSA Investigations: 0
  • NHTSA Consumer Complaints: 0
  • Awards: N/A

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Warranties

2024 Porsche Taycan front close-up
Porsche

Porsche’s basic warranty package covers 48 months or 50,000 miles, including the powertrain system and roadside assistance. Complementary maintenance is covered for 24 months or 20,000 miles. Any corrosion defects are covered for 12 years over unlimited miles. Any defects relating to the battery will be resolved within an industry-standard eight years or 100,000 miles.

Type

Length

Full Warranty

48 Months/50,000 Miles

Powertrain Warranty

48 Months/50,000 Miles

Maintenance Warranty

24 Months/20,000 Miles

Roadside Warranty

48 Months/50,000 Miles

Corrosion Warranty

12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Federal Emissions Performance

24 Months/24,000 Miles

Federal Emissions Defect

36 Months/36,000 Miles

Seat Belt And Airbags

120 Months/Unlimited Miles

(Specifications sourced from Porsche)

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2024 Porsche Taycan Versus Its Competitors

2024 Porsche Taycan rear action shot
Porsche 

The Porsche Taycan doesn’t have many competitors in its field, as most EV manufacturers focus on SUVs or luxury sedans. The Taycan’s most noteworthy rivals include the Tesla Model S and Mercedes-Benz EQE. The Audi E-Tron GT is another noteworthy rival, but it is a bit less expensive, and features a lot of the same parts, considering it is built on the same chassis.

How The Porsche Taycan Compares To The Tesla Model S

  • 2024 Porsche Taycan

    Model
    Porsche Taycan

    Engine:
    Single- or dualAC synchronous electric motors

    Torque
    254-774 LB-FT

    Range
    201-242 miles

    Transmission
    Two-speed automatic

    Driveline
    Rear- or all-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $90,900

    Charge Time
    10.5 hours @ 240V

    0-60 MPH
    2.6-5.1 seconds

    Fuel Economy
    75-83 MPGe

    Horsepower
    402-752 HP
  • 2024 Tesla Model S

    Model
    Model S

    Engine:
    Dual- or Triple-permanent-magnet AC motors

    Torque
    1,050 LB-FT

    Range
    405 miles

    Transmission
    Single-speed automatic

    Driveline
    All-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $74,990

    Charge Time
    7 hours

    0-60 MPH
    3.1-1.99 seconds

    Fuel Economy
    116-120 MPGe

    Horsepower
    670-1,020 HP

The Tesla Model S is a lot more affordable and powerful, delivering superior acceleration times, not to mention better range and efficiency. You may think this puts the Taycan at a disadvantage, but the recent rivalry that was settled on the Nurburgring proves that the Taycan benefits from better durability and doesn’t need many modifications to set a good lap time.

Furthermore, the Taycan has a more diverse range, covering multiple powertrain and drivetrain configurations. Unfortunately, it just isn’t as well-equipped as the Tesla. It’s also monumentally more expensive once you start looking at the more performance-oriented derivatives. Choosing between the Model S or Taycan is dependent on what you value most.

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How The Porsche Taycan Compares To The Mercedes-Benz EQE

  • 2024 Porsche Taycan

    Model
    Porsche Taycan

    Engine:
    Single- or dualAC synchronous electric motors

    Torque
    254-774 LB-FT

    Range
    201-242 miles

    Transmission
    Two-speed automatic

    Driveline
    Rear- or all-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $90,900

    Charge Time
    10.5 hours @ 240V

    0-60 MPH
    2.6-5.1 seconds

    Fuel Economy
    75-83 MPGe

    Horsepower
    402-752 HP
  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQE

    Model
    Mercedes-Benz EQE

    Engine:
    Single- or dual-permanent magnet motor

    Torque
    417-738 LB-FT

    Range
    230-298 miles

    Transmission
    Single-speed automatic

    Driveline
    Rear- or all-wheel drive

    MSRP
    $74,900

    Charge Time
    9.5 hours @ 240V

    0-60 MPH
    6.2-3.2 seconds

    Fuel Economy
    73-96 MPGe

    Horsepower
    288-677 HP

The Mercedes-Benz EQE range may be substantially more affordable than the Porsche, but it lacks the Taycan’s driver-engaging persona and sleek exterior presence. The EQE is a perfect option for those who want a more conservative EV that prioritizes comfort and quality over performance. Its larger battery and more aerodynamic body also grant it better range and energy efficiency.

The EQE 53 is a great alternative to the 4S, but there really isn’t anything else in the range that can compete with the GTS or Turbo models. Mercedes-Benz is still finding its feet in the EV world, while Porsche has a few more years’ worth of experience. This is evident when comparing these two German EV sedans.

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How Much The 2024 Porsche Taycan Costs

2024 Porsche Taycan side profile in white
Porsche 

The 2024 Porsche Taycan range starts at $92,550. The all-wheel drive 4S trim costs $113,350. The GTS is where things start to get really expensive, with a $140,950 price tag. The Turbo costs $162,450, while the flagship Turbo S will set you back by $196,550. Porsche offers countless exterior and interior options, including paints, wheels, body trim packages, and bespoke interior fittings, so getting them on the top-spec model will push the price to well over $200,000.

Trim Level

Price

Taycan

$92,550

Taycan 4S

$113,350

Taycan GTS

$140,950

Taycan Turbo

$162,450

Taycan Turbo S

$196,550

(Pricing sourced from Porsche)

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Efficiency

Taycan

Taycan 4S

Taycan GTS

Taycan Turbo

Taycan Turbo S

Range

242 Miles

199-235 Miles

246 Miles

238 Miles

222 Miles

MPGe

83 MPGe

MPGe

83 MPGe

81 MPGe

75 MPGe

(Specifications sourced from the EPA)

Is It Worth Buying The Porsche Taycan?

Porsche Taycan Panoramic Roof
Porsche

The Porsche Taycan is a benchmark EV performance sedan. If you only want an enjoyable EV with a good level of practicality, it is the perfect choice. It’s hard to deny that it is a very costly and niche car, and you can definitely find better value from other manufacturers.

Further hurting its case is the fact that it is a bare-bones offering as a lot of crucial safety and comfort features are not included as standard. Creating your ideal specification will run you up tens of thousands of dollars, which is the case with any other Porsche. You really can’t talk about affordability when considering the Stuttgart brand’s products.

Overall, it is a remarkably impressive EV, if you have the financial means to enjoy it. It’s also perfectly capable of being a daily driver, so long as you have the correct charging equipment and live in a state with preferable infrastructure levels.



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