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Porsche Taycan boot space & seating

The Porsche Taycan offers decent practicality for such a high-performance car, although boot space is adequate rather than generous

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£72,850 - £139,616
Fuel Type:
Electric
LengthWidthHeightBoot volume
4,963mm1,966mm1,381mm366 litres

The Porsche Taycan is fast and exclusive, but that doesn’t mean it can't also be practical. While it’s not as good as full saloon rivals like the Tesla Model S, in the realm of four-door coupe GTs, it’s very good.

Porsche Taycan interior space, storage & comfort

Inside, there are various storage compartments for loose, everyday items. There’s a glovebox, of course, and the central section between the driver and front passenger seat houses two large receptacles with adjustable nodes to hold different-sized drinks. The armrest opens to reveal a storage area behind these, and there’s another space for bulkier objects under the lower, central touchscreen. There’s storage space in the door bins, too, although these aren’t huge.

The Taycan can be configured with four or five seats. In four-seat form, there’s a tray in the base of the bench, while the back folds down to provide rear passengers with an armrest. With the five-seat set-up, there really isn’t a lot of legroom for the central passenger. Outer rear passengers will have adequate space, but it’s not really possible to tuck your feet under the front seats – something which may affect taller passengers on long journeys. Getting in and out of the rear can also be a challenge because of the car’s sloping roofline.

Boot space

The Taycan’s boot is deceptively large given the official figure of 366 litres, although it’s still less than half the capacity of this car’s main rival, the Tesla Model S. Yes, there’s a ‘frunk’ with a further 81 litres of storage under the bonnet, but again this falls short of the 150-litre capacity of the same compartment in the Model S. If you’ve got a lot of luggage to carry, there’s no getting away from the fact that the Tesla is better equipped than the Porsche in this department.

The boot floor in the Taycan is flat and squared-off, which helps it make the most of its overall capacity. However, it’s not quite as practical as the boot of the Panamera hybrid, which has a hatchback tailgate that makes life easier when loading bulkier items. But for a car that treads a line much closer to a four-door sports car than a saloon, it's decently spacious and practical. If you do want even more room, there's always the Taycan Cross Turismo and Taycan Sport Turismo 'shooting brake' estate variants.

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