Porsche Taycan practicality & boot space
The Porsche Taycan offers decent practicality, 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 shouldn't also be practical. While it’s not as good as full saloon rivals like the Tesla Model S, in the scheme 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 located underneath the lower, central touchscreen. There’s storage space in the door bins too, although these aren’t huge.
The Taycan can be configured with two, 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 legroom, 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 Porsche Taycan’s boot is deceptively large given the official figure of 366 litres, although it’s still less than half the capacity you get in this car’s main rival, the Tesla Model S.
Yes, there’s a ‘frunk’ with a further 81 litres of storage space 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 Panamera hybrid, which has a hatchback tailgate that makes life easier when loading bulkier items.
Given that the Taycan treads a line much closer to a four-door sports car rather than a saloon, it delivers very decent space and practicality. If you do want even more roominess, check out the forthcoming Taycan Cross Turismo.
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 & comfortThe Porsche Taycan’s interior is finished to a high standard, and there’s plenty of space for four passengers
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingThe 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