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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

5.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£87,145 - £186,945
Fuel Type:
Electric
Euro NCAPAdult protectionChild protectionVulnerable road usersSafety assist
5 stars (2019)85%83%70%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. It should also be pretty reliable too; EVs have fewer moving parts to go wrong than a petrol-powered car.

Porsche Taycan reliability & problems

There haven’t been too many horror stories regarding the Taycan’s reliability, but there have been a few reports of gremlins with some of the Porsche’s many onboard electronic systems. We’d hope that regular updates will help to iron these out, though. Apart from this, the Taycan should prove to be dependable. 

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The Taycan is yet to appear in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but Porsche itself placed first out of 32 brands in our best manufacturer rankings in 2023. This isn’t the first time that Porsche has been crowned our king of the carmakers, either. Build-quality and reliability are two areas where its customers have been most impressed.

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 was already certainly a very safe car. However, in 2024, Porsche added in extra standard safety tech including Matrix LED headlights, a fatigue detection system and a reversing camera. Some new optional safety kit was also introduced, such as adaptive cruise control with swerve assist. 

As with many electric cars, there’s no space-saver spare wheel because 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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Hello, I’m Shane and I’m the senior content editor both here at DrivingElectric and at our sister title Auto Express. Although I can trace my professional roots back to the radio and podcasting world, my passion (or borderline obsession) with cars saw me switch over to motoring journalism in 2021. From the very start I have been fortunate enough to try out the latest and greatest electric cars on the market, and I’m proud to help people like you make the right EV buying decisions.

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