Porsche displays Taycan Cross Turismo at annual press conference

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo took the stage at the Porsche Annual Press Conference held on March 19, 2021. Cameras panned around the all-electric cross-wagon every few minutes during the event as Porsche promoted the new flagship EV to media and investors.

Earlier this month, shortly after the world premiere, reader Lorenz spotted the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo in Graz, Austria and shared some live photos with us. It has a higher ground clearance and stands taller than the Porsche Taycan sedan, and the unique cross-wagon body style is stylish and aggressive.

Between the Taycan and the Taycan Cross Turismo, the wagon whould undoubtedly become the preferred choice for aftermarket customization. Below is a comprehensive Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo vs. Porsche Taycan comparison to understand how the cars match up on paper.

Design

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo vs. Taycan front quarters
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has a very attractive stance even though it sits higher than the Porsche Taycan.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a high-riding wagon or the cross utility version derived from the Taycan. A longer roof, more cargo space, and increased ground clearance make the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo a practical alternative to the Taycan. The sporty roofline slopes downward to the rear, something that Porsche designers call the ‘flyline’ to give it a different look altogether.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo vs. Porsche Taycan rear quarters
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo can be equipped with a rear carrier for up to three bicycles, and its tailgate can be opened even when the carrier is loaded. Images from Porsche.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo gets a set of off-road elements for ruggedness and to distance itself from the rather poised Porsche Taycan. Fender extensions, distinctive rocker panels, bespoke wheels, and unique lower aprons provide the necessary character. An Off-Road Design package adds specials flaps at the corners of the bumpers and at the ends of the sills, increasing style and providing protection from stone impacts.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo vs. Porsche Taycan interior dashboard
The interior of the Taycan sedan and Taycan crossover (below) is more or less the same. Images from Porsche.

The interior of the electric crossover is mostly the same as that of the electric sedan, but the Off-Road Design package adds a compass on the top of the dashboard. The optional compass shows the vehicle’s direction in analog form and provides details on altitude and time on a digital display.

Dimensions

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rides 0.78 inches higher than the Porsche Taycan, which allows easier ingress and egress into the cabin, and the obvious greater capability in clearing taller obstacles. The Off Road Design package, with additional body cladding and an additional 0.39 inches taller ride height, makes the electric crossover even more capable.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo vs. Porsche Taycan profile side
The Taycan Cross Turismo is equipped with a panoramic glass roof as standard and has a significantly increased rear headroom over the Taycan. Passengers sit higher and have easier ingress and egress. Images from Porsche.

Thanks to the longer, flatter roofline, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is more spacious than the Porsche Taycan. There’s more headroom for the occupants, 0.35 inches more at the front and 3.62 inches more at the rear. The cargo space, depending on the variant selected, is 14.3 cubic feet (Turbo/Turbo S) or 15.7 cubic feet (4/4S) more.

Performance

Porsche openly says the Taycan Cross Turismo is no “rock-crawling off-roader,” and to expect only some light rough-road capabilities. An exclusive Gravel mode increases the ride height by 0.39 inches, adjusts the firmness of the suspension, the traction and stability control, and the torque management system for maximized grip.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo vs. Porsche Taycan rear
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo comes with a new Gravel drive mode for conquering rough roads. Images from Porsche.

Unlike in the Porsche Taycan electric sedan, adaptive air suspension (incl. PASM), dual-motor all-wheel drive, and Performance Battery Plus 83.7 kWh (net)/93.4 kWh (gross) battery pack are standard in the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. The EPA estimates aren’t out yet, but the WLTP range figures can be seen in the specifications table below:

SpecificationTaycan Cross Turismo 4 SpecsTaycan Cross Turismo 4S SpecsTaycan Cross Turismo Turbo SpecsTaycan Cross Turismo Turbo S Specs
Length/Width/Height195.8 in./77.4 in./55.5 in.195.8 in./77.4 in./55.5 in.TBD/77.4 in./55.6 in.TBD/77.4 in./55.5 in.
Wheelbase114.2 in.114.3 in.114.3 in.114.3 in.
Cargo Volume (behind rear seats)15.8 cu. ft.15.8 cu. ft.14.3 cu. ft.14.3 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (w/ seats folded)42.8 cu. ft.42.9 cu. ft.41.4 cu. ft.41.4 cu. ft.
Max. Power375 hp482 hp616 hp616 hp
Max. Power (w/ Launch Control)469 hp562 hp670 hp750 hp
Max. Torque (w/ Launch Control)368 lb-ft479 lb-ft626 lb-ft774 lb-ft
0-60 mph (w/ Launch Control)4.8 seconds3.9 seconds3.1 seconds2.7 seconds
Top Speed (Track)137 mph149 mph155 mph155 mph
Range (WLTP)389-456 km (242-283 miles)388-452 km (241-281 miles)395-452 km (245-281 miles)388-419 km (241-260 miles)
Range figures do not apply to the US-spec Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.

Price

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. market this summer and price ranges from $90,900-187,600 (ex. $1,350 delivery, processing, and handling fee). Porsche says that the Taycan Cross Turismo costs $1,530 more than a comparably equipped Taycan sedan.

VariantPorsche Taycan Cross Turismo PricePorsche Taycan Price
Standard/RWDNA$79,900
4$90,900NA
4S$110,300$103,800
Turbo$153,500$150,900
Turbo S$187,600$185,000
Prices do not include delivery, processing, and handling fee.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turimso FAQs

What is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turimso release date?

Porsche will launch the Taycan Cross Turismo in the U.S. market this summer.

What is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo price?

Porsche has priced the Taycan Cross Turismo from $90,900 (ex. $1,350 delivery, processing, & handling fee) in the U.S. market.

Which are the biggest markets for the Taycan Cross Turismo?

USA, UK, Norway, Germany, and Netherlands are expected to witness the highest demand for the new Porsche electric car.