2022 Porsche Taycan electric

MSRP $79,900

Ranked #16 in Sedan

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 12, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Porsche Taycan is a mix of many things - a performance that goes through the roof, absurd power numbers, supercar-like handling, Nurburgring lap records, and real-world acceleration figures that mimic million Dollar hypercars. The Taycan is more about the journey than about the destination with an engaging drive and a luxury interior that can seat 4 people and carry luggage as well. 

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Pros

Stupendous acceleration

Impressive handling

Quick charging

Fun color palette

Sounds good for an EV

Cons

The eye-watering price tag for fun trims

Mediocre range

Porsche-like expensive options

Difficult ingress and egress

What's New?

Expected to be carried over with no significant changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$79900

bodystyle

dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

194 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

221 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2/12.6 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

183.3 in.

width

74.4 in.

height

65.5 in.

curb weight

4555 lbs.

ground clearance

5.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

56.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1466 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/24/27 mpg

highway range

469.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$79,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Porsche Taycan electric in Alberta White Pearl color
Alberta White Pearl

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Porsche Taycan sits in a niche that is not shared by many in the market, which also justifies the very limited competition it has. With a base MSRP of $79,900 the Taycan goes head to head with the ludicrous 2022 Tesla Model S, and another German EV - the 2022 Audi e-tron

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Features

The Porsche Taycan trim line-up is expected to be carried over without any changes which means that the hierarchy will start at the Base trim, which carries an MSRP of $79,900 and will climb all the way up to the Turbo S with an MSRP of $185,000. The Base comes equipped with a lot of features out of the box which can satisfy the average American’s appetite for luxury along with a performance that is justified for the price point. The features, of course, get added to the higher trims. 

Trims

Base

4S

Turbo

Turbo S

MSRP

$79,900

$103,800

$150,900

$185,000

Key Features

Summer performance tires

In addition to or replaces Base trim features with:

In addition to or replaces 4S trim features with:

In addition to or replaces Turbo trim features with:

 

Adaptive rear spoiler

Increased output and range

Increased output and range

Increased output and range

 

DC fast-charging capability

All-Wheel Drive

Upgraded brakes

Larger ceramic-composite brake rotors

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Optional Performance Battery Plus

Torque vectoring

Four-wheel steering

 

Power-adjustable front seats

Adaptive headlights

Driver-seat memory settings

Front sport seats 

 

Heated front seats

Adaptive air suspension

Heated rear seats

Sport steering wheel with customizable drive modes

 

Wireless charging pad

 

14-speaker Bose surround-sound system

Sport Plus drive modes

To aid with the customizability on offer, Porsche offers various packages with the Taycan so that one could easily configure the car as per his/her tastes. The most notable package is the Premium Package that adds in features like a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, and surround-view camera system. All things considered, the 4S fits the bill perfectly for someone who’s looking for the performance-edge, and a complete package in terms of features and amenities. Along with that, adding on the adaptive cruise control and the optional Burmester sound system will be a wise choice. 

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All things considered, the 4S fits the bill perfectly for someone who’s looking for the performance-edge, and a complete package in terms of features and amenities. Along with that, adding on the adaptive cruise control and the optional Burmester sound system will be a wise choice.

2022 Porsche Taycan Release Date

Porsche is expected to launch the 2022 Porsche Taycan in the Fall of 2021. 

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Engine and Performance

There is no engine in the 2022 Porsche Taycan as such. As standard, the Base trim comes with a 79.2-kWh battery pack paired to one motor on the rear axles, which creates 402 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. This battery pack can be upgraded to a 93.4-kWh unit that bumps up the power to 469 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. 

The 4S equips a bigger 71-kWh motor and pairs it to another motor on the front axle, making it an AWD. The Turbo variants are equipped with the 93.4-kWh pack but bump up the power figures by quite a bit. Irrespective of the battery pack, the gearbox on the Taycan is a 1-speed direct drive. 

When driving along, the Taycan is super-responsive and once one lets the foot down the burst of torque is immediate. The Base isn’t hard to launch despite being an RWD and the Turbo S variants just one-up the launches and provide blistering times on the sheets. The 40 MPH to 70 MPH time is a mere 5 seconds to back up the quickness but it doesn’t feel astoundingly so. 

Talking of the driving dynamics, the Taycan is every bit a Porsche - it feels planted to the tarmac, the steering is sharp and provides a lot of feedback, and the ambient noises are taken care of well to ensure a serene cabin during long drives. The driver sits low and has a low dash aiding in the view from the windshield. The suspension feels firm but not uncomfortably so. It can be improved by opting for the air suspension but that wouldn’t be necessary. 

Models

2022 Porsche Taycan

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Audi e-tron

MSRP

$79,900

$69,420

$65,900

Engine

79.2-kWh battery with one motor

100-kWh battery with two motors

95.3-kWh battery with two motors

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

1-speed direct drive

1-speed direct drive

2 single-speed direct-drive

Power

402 hp

483 hp

402 hp

Torque

254 lb-ft

487 lb-ft

262 lb-ft

0-60 mph

5.1 seconds

3.9 seconds

5.3 seconds

Quarter-mile

13.2 seconds

12.4 seconds

14.0 seconds

Top speed

143 MPH

155 MPH

125 MPH

The Taycan does have a power deficit when compared to the Tesla, and a torque deficit when compared to the Audi but still manages to accelerate at a very quick pace while maintaining decent quarter-mile timings. The 0-60 MPH is pretty fast considering the RWD nature of the car, while the driving dynamics on offer are unbeatable by the other two cars. 

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Fuel Economy

The Porsche Taycan is expected to carry over the same battery packs and motor setup from the 2021 model year and that being said, the base 79.2-kWh battery is good for an EPA-rated fuel economy equivalent of 76 MPGe in the city, 84 MPGe on the highway, for a combined of 79 MPGe. This battery pack will be able to give out an expected driving range of only 200 miles, which can be bumped up to 230 miles from the bigger battery. 

Models

2022 Porsche Taycan

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Audi e-tron

MPGe (City)

76

101

74

MPGe (Hwy)

54

102

73

MPGe (Combined)

79

102

74

Battery Capacity 

79.2 kWh

100.0 kWh

95.3 kWh

Estimated Range

200 miles

335 miles

204 miles

The Tesla Model S takes the lead here, hands down. Its bigger battery capacity and clever optimizations give it more range and more power to take on the rivals, which seem to be giving up 100 miles earlier. That, along with Tesla’s Supercharger network helps greatly in reducing the range anxiety that people tend to have.

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Interior

The Porsche Taycan’s interior is a lovely place to be in. The interior is well-built, comfortable, and the German craftsmanship is very evident the minute one sees how clean and minimal the dashboard looks. There are screens all around that give a very modern feel to the interior and the dashboard. The door panels are covered in premium materials and house leather and amazing stitchwork to go with the price segment. The dashboard carries over the leather and stitchwork which is integrated beautifully to make it a visual delight. 

The center console houses two screens - one for the infotainment and the other for controlling the climate settings. The whole console is wrapped in premium leather and also houses a couple of cupholders to take care of the morning Starbucks. The armrest houses a wireless charger inside and is covered in a Felt lining. 

The seats are premium and provide a lot of support to the occupant along with a range of adjustability on offer, making it on par with the segment it competes in. These seats are upholstered head to toe in soft leather that has amazing stitchwork to add to the visual delight of the dashboard. The Base trim comes equipped with power-adjustable seats that have heating, while the higher trims add more customizations and amenities.

The rear seats are similarly equipped in terms of amenities and are bucket-style as well to seat in the occupant’s tight while on a track. The seats provide a lot of support and cannot be optioned as a bench seat to fit in one extra person. In terms of comfort, the higher trims add heating and ventilation, while all the trims get rear AC vents and a small display in the center to control climate settings. 

Models

2022 Porsche Taycan

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Audi e-tron

Seating capacity

4

5

5

Front Row

(Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room) 

(in inches)

NA

38.8/57.7/42.7

39.8/58.6/40.8

Rear Row

(Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room) 

(in inches)

NA

35.3/55.0/35.4

38.6/57.2/39.1

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

14.3

28.0

28.0

The Porsche’s interior dimensions aren’t available in the public domain as of now but seeing how comfortable people have been, space is enough to fit 6-feet tall people without any issues. Between the other two, Audi’s cabin is more spacious while both the cars tie on similar boot capacities. Some of the highlighting features in the Taycan’s cabin are:

  • Auto-dimming, heated mirrors
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Heated rear seats

How intuitive is the car’s infotainment unit?

The 2022 Porsche Taycan comes equipped with a 10.9-inch instrument panel that acts as the main infotainment screen on the car’s dashboard. This unit has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard while also offering other connectivity options via USB ports and AUX jacks in the cabin. Talking of the user interface, it is visually pleasing and has a very simple and easy-to-understand layout with impressive touch response and smooth graphics. This display can also double up as a navigation screen which continues the smooth user interface of the display. 

The second display in the center console is responsible for all the controls of the Taycan with respect to the climate settings and the various features of the seats, both front and rear. This screen also houses shortcuts for navigation, music, calls, and settings. It also has a mouse pad for people to use the handwriting recognition feature available in the navigation and the infotainment screen. The music duties are handled by a 10-speaker audio system as standard which can later be upgraded to a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system, or a 21-speaker Burmester premium audio system. That being said, some of the highlighting features on offer are:

  • 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 
  • Navigation
  • Satellite radio
  • AM/FM
  • USB ports
  • Mouse pad
  • 10-speaker system
  • 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system
  • (Optional) 21-speaker Burmester premium audio system

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Exterior

The Porsche Taycan is a stunning-looking car and the paint schemes on offer complement the rather futuristic looks on offer. The rear of the Taycan features an adaptive rear spoiler that rises as the car hits a certain speed. Along with that, the light bar that stretches in between the taillights adds another stylish flair to the overall design and the sleek geometry. 

To the side, the Taycan has a very Porsche-like silhouette with a tall windscreen and a sloping roof that also houses an extra row of seating. There are no exaggerated lines and rather, the sides are simple. The front door houses a vent that helps in the aerodynamics of the car and that’s about it. The accent trims around the window add to the poshness of the exterior without interfering with the sporty character of the car. 

In the front, the design is rather minimal with full-LED headlights and a simple frunk lid. There’s no engine and the batteries are mounted below the rear seats, making the front area capable of holding luggage. The vents in the front bumper are real and do their job well. The front lip is black in the Base trim, whereas the other trims get them body-colored. 

Models

2022 Porsche Taycan

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Audi e-tron

Curb weight (lbs)

4,566

4,883

5,476

Length (inches)

195.4

196.0

193.0

Width (inches)

77.5

77.3

76.3

Height (inches)

54.9

56.9

65.5

Ground clearance (inches)

5.0

4.6

6.9

Wheelbase (inches)

114.2

116.5

115.3

The Porsche is the lightest of all, and also is the most compact, helping a lot in driving through tight city streets. This compactness also aids the Taycan in handling and decimating the corners better than any other EV in the market. The ground clearance is apt and doesn’t give anxiety on rougher patches of the road, and the shorter wheelbase helps in the overall driving dynamics. That being said, some of the most highlighting features of the Taycan are:

  • Summer performance tires
  • Adaptive rear spoiler
  • Auto-dimming and heated mirrors
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Torque vectoring
  • Four-wheel steering

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Safety

The Porsche Taycan is up against some serious competition and given the fierceness of the EV segment, the German has loaded its offering with all sorts of safety features and gadgetry to keep the drive safe. Adding to this suite of driver-assistance features, the Taycan also sits on a lightweight chassis which has been strengthened so as to keep integrity and handling in check. The car has all the necessary safety features onboard, and on top of that, adds the following safety features to the mix:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Blind-spot monitoring (optional)
  • Surround-view camera system (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Night vision (optional)

As for the crash-test ratings, given the Taycan’s low volume-high value nature, neither the IIHS nor the NHTSA has crash-tested the car yet but given Porsche’s engineering prowess, one can be assured of the Taycan’s integrity in case of a mishap. 

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Competition

2022 Porsche Taycan Vs. 2022 Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is a better package and value for money as compared to the Taycan because of the price-point it retails on and also because of how packed it is. That, combined with the Supercharger network also takes care of the range anxiety of the people. But to give props to the Taycan, it is very much a driver’s car providing a very engaging drive, a well-suited suspension, and a very potent powertrain. 

2022 Porsche Taycan Vs. 2022 Audi e-tron

The Taycan is a more dynamic car than the e-tron in every way be it by way of features, performance, comfort, and styling. The Audi e-tron on the other hand has a bigger cabin and can seat one more person as standard, while also hauling more cargo. The Taycan’s highway MPGe is way better than the e-tron but gives more MPGe in the city and combined. 

2022 Porsche Taycan electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Porsche Taycan is every bit what the German manufacturer intended it to be - a super EV that takes the competition to some of the higher-output cars out there. But, the base trim is the one that dips its feet in the segment of the Model S and the e-tron, both of which give a tough competition to the Porsche. The Taycan is a perfect choice for one who is looking for the most driver-friendly friendly car around the tracks, stupendous acceleration, and a modern design inside-out, while also shaming some of the supercars in a drag race. 

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