Porsche Taycan reliability & safety
Reliability and safety shouldn’t be a concern with the Porsche Taycan, as the German carmaker has a good reputation for both
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety 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 Porsche Taycan’s reliability as yet: it’s a completely new car, so long-term issues haven’t had time to arise. Reliability should be strong, though, as Porsche has a good reputation for making cars that are built 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 there's less that can go wrong.
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 in place 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 the Taycan’s speed and that of the vehicle behind.
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 and its 270kW rapid-charging capability is among 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 spaceThe Porsche Taycan offers decent practicality for such a high-performance car, although boot space is adequate rather than generous
- 7Reliability & safety - currently readingReliability and safety shouldn’t be a concern with the Porsche Taycan, as the German carmaker has a good reputation for both