Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo range, battery & charging
While its ultra-rapid charging capability is superb, the Porsche’s electric estate does fall behind some of its rivals when it comes to range
|Model||Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|Taycan 4||283 miles||13hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||23mins (5-80%, 270kW)|
|Taycan 4S||281 miles||13hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||23mins (5-80%, 270kW)|
|Taycan Turbo||281 miles||13hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||23mins (5-80%, 270kW)|
|Taycan Turbo S||260 miles||13hrs 30mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||23mins (5-80%, 270kW)|
The Taycan Cross Turismo shares its platform, charging system and battery with its sleeker four-door sister car. The slightly heavier estate variant can cover up to 283 miles on a charge and, like the Taycan saloon, boasts rapid charging speeds far quicker than some rivals can manage.
In July 2022, Porsche announced a software update that could be applied to all Taycans manufactured since the car went on sale. Among other features, it added the capability for the front motor in four-wheel-drive Taycans to disengage almost completely when decelerating or cruising steadily. It also improved the thermal management of the battery. Taken together, these upgrades should result in better real-world range and charging times for all Taycans.
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo range
Unlike the normal Taycan, the Cross Turismo estate is only available with the larger 93.4kWh battery, so all bar the top-of-the-range Turbo S version can cover up to around 280 miles on a charge, while the Turbo S has a maximum range of 260 miles.
Regardless of which variant you use for comparison, however, the Cross Turismo’s range isn't as good as rivals like the Tesla Model S Plaid (395 miles) and Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ (up to 360 miles). But its sister car the Audi e-tron GT can only cover up to 298 miles in standard form – or 283 if you go for the 590bhp RS version.
Because of the large 93.4kWh battery that all versions of the Taycan Cross Turismo use, charging times are fairly lengthy if you're using a home wallbox. A full recharge will take around 13 and a half hours if you use a wallbox capable of up to 7.4kW, however, you can upgrade from the standard 11kW AC on-board charger to a 22kW charger for extra £1,179.
If you do upgrade the on-board charger and install Porsche’s recommended wallbox (the Anderson A2, which can reach speeds of up to 22kW if your home has three-phase electricity), you’ll be able to fully top up the battery in just over four hours.
The Cross Turismo also boasts 800-volt charging – like the Audi e-tron GT, Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 – which allows it to charge at up to 270kW if you can find a fast enough ultra-rapid charging point. Use one of the 350kW units capable of that speed and you’ll top up the battery from 5-80% in 23 minutes.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Taycan Cross Turismo is as sharp and engaging as its slimmer saloon sibling, but adds practicality to make the car a package more people could live with
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingWhile its ultra-rapid charging capability is superb, the Porsche’s electric estate does fall behind some of its rivals when it comes to range
- 3Running costs & insuranceLike many of the most expensive electric cars, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a hefty price tag and will be costly to insurance, but otherwise running costs are reasonable
- 4Performance, motor & drivePerformance is unsurprisingly as potent as the Taycan saloon, and despite its added bulk, the Cross Turismo is still sharp and exciting to drive
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Cross Turismo gets the same high-quality, well designed interior as its sister car, as well as the extensive options list that can massively increase the price if you're not careful
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Cross Turismo's added practicality over the regular Taycan might swing it for potential customers, with an increase in both boot space and passenger room
- 7Reliability & safety ratingAlthough Porsche’s electric estate car hasn't been given a Euro NCAP crash-test rating just yet, its sister car’s five-star score and Porsche’s track record are good signs