Porsche Taycan: 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 certainly roomy enough for most.
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 – the latter, of course, being a paid option. 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.
On the whole, the Taycan is adequate if you have children – there are two ISOFIX fitting in the rear – and for adults on shorter journeys, but a Mercedes EQS or even a BMW i7 are both better choices if rear passenger comfort is your main priority.
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.
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 boasts some of the fastest charging speeds available, though rivals have more range
- 3Running costs & insuranceIt’s not cheap to buy, but rock-bottom Benefit-in-Kind bills make the Taycan the ultimate company car
- 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 Taycan’s interior feels as posh and sporty as a Porsche cabin should; there's plenty of futuristic tech, too
- 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