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Porsche Taycan reliability & safety rating

Reliability and safety shouldn’t be a concern with the Porsche Taycan, as the German carmaker has a good reputation for both

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£72,850 - £139,616
Fuel Type:
Electric
Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionSafety assist
5 stars (2019)85%83%73%

The Porsche Taycan has all the usual safety systems and devices you’d expect on any car, including airbags throughout the interior, seatbelt warning systems and ISOFIX points on the rear seats.

Porsche Taycan reliability & problems

There’s nothing adverse to be said about the Taycan’s reliability as yet; it's still a relatively new car, so long-term issues haven’t had time to arise. Reliability should be strong, though, as Porsche has a reputation for building cars to last. As an electric car, the Taycan should (in theory) be more reliable than a petrol or diesel vehicle, too. There are far fewer components than in an internal-combustion engine, which means less to go wrong. It's also reassuring that Porsche came top out of 29 manufacturers in the 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, with a reasonably low 14% of buyers experiencing a fault within the first 12 months.

Safety

The Porsche Taycan was crash-tested by Euro NCAP in late 2019, coming away with a five-star overall rating. Its adult and child occupant protection scores of 85% and 83%, are good, but some family SUVs do better. The number of safety systems as standard should give potential buyers peace of mind nonetheless.

Given the standard driver aids and airbags, the Taycan is certainly a very safe car. We’d still like to see adaptive cruise control and traffic-sign recognition included as standard, rather than lurking in the expensive ‘InnoDrive’ package. There’s no space-saver spare wheel, either; as with most electric cars, there’s no space around the car’s batteries for this. The Taycan also features a rear-end collision alert system, which warns following traffic of potential collisions by continuously measuring your speed and that of the vehicle behind.

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