Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo reliability & safety rating
Although 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
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo reliability & problems
Because owners haven’t had a chance to put their Taycan Cross Turismos to the test on the road and live with them for a while, there’s no specific data on the car’s reliability just yet. However, Porsche did win the prestigious title of best carmaker in the 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.
An average of just 14.1% of Porsche owners reported faults, and the brand won six of the 10 categories used to judge manufacturers in the survey. Porsche being a driver-focused brand, it scored well in the ride and handling categories, too, including driving pleasure and road handling.
So far, the only major issue related to the Taycan has been a software fault that caused loss of power in some cars made before June 2021. However, Porsche responded by recalling all models affected to fix the issue.
Standard safety equipment on the Cross Turismo includes airbags and driver aids like a rear-end collision alert system, which warns following traffic of potential collisions by continuously measuring the Taycan’s speed and that of the vehicle behind. However, we’d like to see adaptive cruise control and traffic-sign recognition included as standard, rather than lurking in the expensive ‘InnoDrive’ package.
As mentioned above, the Taycan Cross Turismo hasn’t gone through Euro NCAP’s battery of crash testing yet, but it’s unlikely to score lower than the five stars the regular Taycan received. Its saloon sister recorded impressive adult and child occupant protection results of 85% and 83% respectively.
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 & chargingWhile 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 rating - currently readingAlthough 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