2020 Porsche Taycan Pros And Cons


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2020 Porsche Taycan is the new all-electric Porsche competing with the Tesla Model S. It has a great cabin design, comfortable seats, quick acceleration and great handling. Even so, it has some pros and cons such as:
Pros 
Quick acceleration
Balanced handling
Great interior.


Cons
Its price is higher than most competitors
Lack of buttons can be frustrating
Not so great mileage comparing to its rivals.




Seats

The Porsche Taycan is a sedan with a four-door basic bench. For the second row, a middle seat is available, increasing the capacity to five men.




The front seats of the Taycan are comfortable and accommodating, allowing a wide range of adjustment. It's easy to find a perfect driving position. 

There's also a generous head and legroom up front. Visibility to the front and side of the vehicle is fine, although rear visibility is poor due to the narrow rear window.

The back seats are roomy enough for two adults, however tall passengers might find it a little cramped. 

Partial leather upholstery comes as standard. Other options include full leather upholstery or leather-free suede, heated front and rear seats, ventilated and massaging front seats, and a heated steering wheel. 

You can accommodate children too in the Taycan as it has two full sets of LATCH connectors for securing child car seats.

Interior

The Taycan sets the new luxury EV interiors standard. The attention to detail and the quality of the material are outstanding. Also the cabin is well-insulated, and at higher speeds there is little road and wind noise which plagues most electric vehicles.

Most surfaces are wrapped in soft leather. Other options include wood, aluminum, and carbon fiber materials.



Cargo Space

The Taycan has 12.9 cubic feet of rear trunk space and 2.8 cubic feet of front trunk space. The front trunk is big enough to fit a few grocery bags. The rear trunk can accommodate a pair of large suitcases with room to spare. The back seats fold in a 60/40-split, making it easier for longer items to fit in.

Taycan's infotainment system

The Taycan’s cockpit has four screens. Behind the steering wheel is a curved 16.8-inch digital screen, which has great graphics and a highly configurable layout, so you can see as much driving information as you want.

A 10.9-inch touch screen is located in the center of the dashboard. It handles most of the infotainment functions, like the radio, navigation, and Apple CarPlay. Below it on the center console is another touch screen. 

This display manages the climate control, seat heating, and volume settings. Another touch screen is located on the passenger-side dashboard, and its abilities are similar to the main infotainment screen: audio tuning and navigation, mostly. However this touch screen does not come as standard.

There aren’t any physical buttons, making it difficult to adjust settings quickly while driving. 

Taycan Performance

The Porsche Taycan has an electric all-wheel-drive system. It consists of two electric motors (one at each axle) that produce a combined 429 horsepower in the 4S model and 616 horsepower in the Turbo and Turbo S models. 

The Taycan 4S can go from zero to 100 km/h in less than four seconds. The two Turbo models are faster; just three seconds to reach 100 km/h ( 60mph ).

This straight-line speed is only part of the Taycan’s allure though. Switch into Normal or Range mode and the Taycan behaves like any good luxury sedan. It’s easy to drive. The throttle has a responsive feel, the electric motors are very quiet at high speeds, and the acceleration is outstanding.

Unlike other electric cars, the Porsche Taycan has a two-speed transmission fitted into the rear axle. This helps the car accelerate quickly at low speed and drive efficiently at high speed.



Taycan mileage

Unfortunately, the EPA reports the Taycan Turbo manages just 201 miles with that huge 93.4 kWh lithium-ion cell. This report disagrees with Porsche claim that Taycan  can run for around 265 miles with fully charged batteries. 

To compare, the most expensive Tesla Model S with a similarly sized battery manages 315-370 miles on a charge, according to the EPA.


Charging the Taycan at home using a 240-volt household charger takes 10 to 11 hours. Level 3 public chargers can get the Taycan to 80% capacity in 90 minutes or less.

To get the fastest charge, you’ll need to find a public charger that can provide 270 kilowatts. Using this method can charge the Taycan to 80% in just over 20 minutes.

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