Porsche Taycan interior & comfort
The Porsche Taycan’s interior is finished to a high standard, and there’s plenty of space for four passengers
The Porsche Taycan’s interior is like few others on the market right now: the only physical buttons are on the steering wheel and doors, with touchscreens dominating the rest of the interior. Whether or not you think that’s wise is up to you, but there’s no denying that the cabin looks stylish and premium-quality.
Comfort is great in the front, with plenty of space and little in the way of road or wind noise. However, there are a few compromises in the rear: the back seats rest on the rear axle, which means it's noisier there, while it’s impossible to tuck your feet under the front seats. This doesn’t mean knee and legroom are bad by any stretch of the imagination, but anyone over six feet tall may be less comfortable in the rear on a long journey than in the front.
The sloping roofline also introduces challenges: getting in and out of the rear is made harder by the shape of the car, and while headroom will be adequate for most passengers, it’ll be snug for tall adults.
Porsche Taycan dashboard
The Porsche Taycan has a curved, 16.8-inch instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, with a variety of display modes allowing you to select the information you want to see on the move. Either side of the display are a range of touch-sensitive buttons, which operate functions like the headlights and chassis options.
Meanwhile, the dashboard houses at least one 10.9-inch touchscreen, with menus for sat nav, smartphone connectivity and charging information, to name but a few. Why ‘at least one’? Because you can add another 10.9-inch unit on the passenger side, allowing them to operate the system’s functions conveniently, too.
Equipment, options & accessories
The Taycan 4S gets adaptive air suspension, automatic LED lights, 19-inch alloys, a part-leather interior, eight-way power-adjustable seats and Apple CarPlay. The Turbo ups that to 18-way power-adjustable sports seats and LED matrix lights, while the S adds even more luxuries.
The list of optional extras is extensive, though, covering everything from ceramic brakes to a Burmester surround-sound system. There are even two versions of the steering wheel available, with a standard variant that’s customisable with coloured inserts, plus a ‘GT Sports’ option.
Numerous colour packs are available, with Black-Lime Beige, Blackberry and Meranti Brown all exclusive to the Taycan. Buyers can add matte black, dark silver or neodyme highlight packages, while the doors and centre consoles can be specced with wood, carbon, embossed aluminium or fabric trims. You can also choose between leather, tanned leather or recycled, microfibre upholstery for the seats.
Infotainment, apps & sat nav
The infotainment system in the Porsche Taycan works well, with logical menus and responsive touchscreens making the whole experience feel very upmarket.
The Taycan is compatible with Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, with a six-month subscription to the Apple Music streaming service included together with in-car internet roaming for three years, however Android Auto isn’t included.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWith a long range, savage performance and arguably the best handling of any four-door coupe – electric or otherwise - the Taycan is a landmark car
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Porsche Taycan has a long range and its 270kW rapid charging capability is the fastest of any electric car right now
- 3Running costsThe Porsche Taycan should be reasonably cheap to run, once you’ve got past the eye-watering purchase price
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe Porsche Taycan is extraordinarily fast, but it’s the handling finesse that makes it a milestone car
- 5Interior & comfort - currently readingThe Porsche Taycan’s interior is finished to a high standard, and there’s plenty of space for four passengers
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Porsche Taycan offers decent practicality, although boot space is adequate rather than generous
- 7Reliability & safetyReliability and safety shouldn’t be a concern in the Porsche Taycan, as the German carmaker has a good reputation for both