Porsche Taycan review: boot space, seating & practicality
The Porsche Taycan offers decent practicality for such a high-performance car, although boot space is adequate rather than generous
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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.
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, you might find the Taycan Sport Turismo or Cross Turismo ‘sport brake’ estates are more for you.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWith a long range, savage performance and arguably the best handling of any four-door coupe – electric or otherwise – the Porsche Taycan is a landmark car
- 2Range, battery & chargingThe Porsche Taycan has a long range regardless of which version you go for, and its rapid-charging capability is among the fastest of any electric car right now
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe Porsche Taycan should be reasonably cheap to run, once you’ve got past the eye-watering purchase price
- 4Performance, motor & driveThe Porsche Taycan is extraordinarily fast by any measure, but its handling finesse is what makes it a milestone car
- 5Interior, dashboard & infotainmentThe Porsche Taycan's interior is finished to a high standard, and there's plenty of space for four passengers
- 6Boot space, seating & practicality - currently readingThe Porsche Taycan offers decent practicality for such a high-performance car, although boot space is adequate rather than generous
- 7Reliability & safety ratingReliability and safety shouldn’t be a concern with the Porsche Taycan, as the German carmaker has a good reputation for both