Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo reliability & safety rating
Although there's no specific Euro NCAP crash-test rating for the Taycan Cross Turismo, the saloon's five-star score is a good sign
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo reliability & problems
The Taycan Cross Turismo didn’t feature in the top 75 cars in the 2023 Driver Power survey, but the Porsche brand as a whole performed very well indeed. For the third year in a row, it was ranked the best car manufacturer by owners, with an overall score of 91.27%.
Being a maker of sporty cars, Porsche perhaps unsurprisingly was commended for performance and fun handling. In fact, Porsche was rated the best overall for steering response, road handling and driving pleasure by owners in the 2023 survey. It wasn’t a clean sweep across the board, though: Porsche drivers weren’t as impressed with their cars’ fuel economy and servicing costs and, while build quality was seen to be very good, 37% of owners said they’d experienced a fault with their car.
At the time of writing, the Taycan Cross Turismo has been recalled twice. The first was for a software fault that caused loss of power in some cars made before June 2021, while the second from May 2022 issued a fix for a wiring harness that could get caught when adjusting the front seats.
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 saloon sibling, but adds practicality for a more rounded package
- 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 will be costly to insure, but otherwise running costs are reasonable
- 4Performance, motor & drivePerformance is 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 interior as its sister car, as well as the extensive options list that can send the price spiralling
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Cross Turismo's added practicality over the regular Taycan might swing it for buyers, with better boot space and passenger room
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingAlthough there's no specific Euro NCAP crash-test rating for the Taycan Cross Turismo, the saloon's five-star score is a good sign