The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is the second body style offered on the Taycan range. It comes with higher ground clearance and blends the Taycan’s design into a unique cross-wagon body style. There are four variants available in the United States: Cross Turismo 4, Cross Turismo 4S, Cross Turismo Turbo, and the Cross Turismo Turbo S. The U.S. also gets the newly introduced Taycan GTS Sport Turismo with the same body style.
It’s noteworthy that the base Taycan 4 Cross Turismo gets more standard features than the base Porsche Taycan 4 sedan. The list includes a larger Performance Battery Plus (93.4 kWh vs. 79.2 kWh), adaptive air suspension, and a panoramic glass roof. It’s not surprising that the cost of the Turismo is notably higher.
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a more practical alternative to its sedan sibling. Notably, it has a longer and flatter roofline that improves headroom at the rear. It also gets fender extensions, distinctive rocker panels, bespoke wheels, and unique lower aprons that provide the necessary character. An Off-Road Design package adds special flaps at the corners of the bumpers and the ends of the sills, increasing style and providing protection from stone impacts. Notably, the car has a higher ground clearance which gives it all-road ability.
It gets Porsche’s four-point Matrix LED lights which turn off select beams to reduce glare on oncoming traffic. The EV also gets air curtains that improve aerodynamics by guiding air over the wheels. 19-inch aero wheels are standard and look premium in their own right, but customers can head to the Porsche configurator and choose 20-inch or 21-inch wheels by paying extra. Flush door handles are standard.
The rear section appears upright, but designers have done a great job making the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo appear proportionate. The roof slopes gently into the subtle gloss-black spoiler, and the full-width LED light bar, standard on all modern Porsches, make the Taycan appear wide. The rear bumper design is pretty simple, and there’s also a metal skid plate at the bottom, which makes the rear look muscular and SUV-like.
Customers who love to personalize can go bonkers with the optional upgrades on the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. There are two standard color options (white and black), 11 metallic colors costing USD 800, and four unique colors at USD 3,150. Buyers can also add custom paint by shelling out USD 11,430. Multiple wheel accessories cost USD 1,290 for each upgrade. However, the party piece of the Taycan Cross Turismo is the cabin.
Interior & Features
The interior of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is the same as the sedan, but the Off-Road Design package adds a compass on the dashboard. The optional compass shows the vehicle’s direction in analog form and shows altitude and time on a digital display. The Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, Porsche speak for configurator, also allows you to choose optional features by paying extra.
The Cross Turismo Advantage
Thanks to this body style, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo’s cabin is roomy. Front seat passengers get 0.35-inches, and rear-seat passengers get 3.62-inches of additional headroom compared to the sedan. The cargo space is more, with up to 15.7 cu ft for the 4 and 4S, and 14.3 cu ft for the Turbo and Turbo S variants. The rear seats can fold flat, taking total cargo volume to 42.8 cu ft. Additionally, there’s also the 2.9 cu ft frunk for small items like the charging cable or a laptop bag.
Porsche Communication Management
Except for the steering wheel, there are no physical buttons in the cabin of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo; everything is controlled through the touchscreens, of which there are three. Touch control panels also surround a 16.8-inch curved driver’s cockpit on the flanks to adjust lighting and chassis functions. There’s also the optional heads-up display costing USD 1850 extra. The screens also show driving status, range, and charging data, among other information.
The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) includes two 10.9 inch displays, one positioned centrally and the other in the co-driver’s view on the dashboard for audio, navigation, and communications. An additional 8.4-inch touchscreen on the center console for access to media, navigation, telephone, and more. The charging port and the boot lid can also be opened using this screen.
Customers can go crazy with optional features by coughing up a few thousand dollars extra. For instance, front massage seats with ventilation cost USD 2,000 extra on the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. If buyers are carbon fiber connoisseurs, they can pay USD 2,460 more and get the door, and center console trims wrapped in carbon fiber. Owners can also choose illuminated door sill guards in matte carbon fiber at USD 4,060. Tons of other options are available.
What’s more, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo comes with three years of Porsche Connect subscription that includes wireless Apple CarPlay, OTA updates, and Function on Demand which lets owners purchase select convenience and assist functions without going to the workshop. The more optional kit also includes Bose or Burmester sound systems, ADAS features, and a variety of interior trims and upholstery choices.
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4 comes with a 375 hp (280 kW) electric motor—power can be dialed up to 469 hp (350 kW) using the over-boost function with launch control. Maximum torque is 368 lb-ft (500 Nm). The 93.4 kWh battery allows a 215 km range (EPA). The top speed on the track is 137 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds. The 4S gets more power, up to 562 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) with over boost, reducing the 0-60 mph time to 3.9 seconds.
The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo packs boisterous performance, with its e-motors producing up to 670 hp and 626 lb-ft (944 Nm) with over boost. 0-60 mph time drops further to 3.1 seconds. The range falls as well, to 204 miles. The Turbo S maxes out the horsepower game. Its e-motors produce 750 hp and 774 lb-ft (1050 Nm). 0-60 mph time drops to 2.7 seconds, shaming many supercars half its weight. The range falls to 201 miles.
The chassis packs some impressive features as well. The Taycan Cross Turismo gets adaptive air suspension with a smart lift, which raises or lowers the ride height depending on the road conditions. It also has 20 mm higher ground clearance than the sedan. Optional on the 4 and the 4S and standard on the Turbo models is rear-axle steering allowing a turning circle of 37.4 ft (11.3 meters) only.
Porsche says lateral body inclinations are almost eliminated on the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo thanks to dynamic chassis control. Moreover, the suspension also irons out lateral instability while driving over rough patches of road. Also standard on the Turbo versions is torque vectoring, which adjusts torque to individual wheels depending on available grip levels. Lastly, the optional Off-road Package can increase ground clearance up to 30 mm.
Using a 9.6 kW AC charger, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo can be charged from 0-100% in 10.5 hours. A 50 kW DC charger would take 93 minutes only for an 80% charge. The Taycan uses an 800v architecture, so faster chargers can further reduce charging time. A DC fast-charging station with over 270 kW output can charge the Taycan’s battery up to 80% in 22.5 minutes. After 80%, though, charging speeds are significantly lower to preserve the battery life and avoid overheating.
|Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Specs||4||4S||GTS Sport Turismo||Turbo||Turbo S|
|Length/Width/Height (in.)||195.8 / 77.4 / 55.5||195.8 / 77.4 / 55.5||195.4 / 77.5 / 54.8||195.8 / 77.4 / 55.6||195.8 / 77.4 /55.5|
|Cargo Volume (behind rear seats)||15.8 cu. ft.||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.||42.8 cu. ft.||41.4 cu. ft.||41.4 cu. ft.|
|Max. Power||375 hp||482 hp||509 hp||616 hp||616 hp|
|Max. Power (w/ Launch Control)||469 hp||562 hp||590 hp||670 hp||750 hp|
|Max. Torque (w/ Launch Control)||368 lb-ft||479 lb-ft||626 lb-ft||626 lb-ft||774 lb-ft|
|0-60 mph (w/ Launch Control)||4.8 seconds||3.9 seconds||3.5 seconds||3.1 seconds||2.7 seconds|
|Top Speed (Track)||137 mph||149 mph||155 mph||155 mph||155 mph|
|Range (EPA)||215 miles||215 miles||TBA||204 miles||201 miles|
Production & Sales
Deliveries of the Taycan Cross Turismo in the United States started in summer 2021. The EV is manufactured alongside its sedan sibling at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen facility in Germany. The first Taycan rolled off this production line in 2018. Porsche hasn’t released sales figures for the Cross Turismo specifically, but the combined Taycan sales in the U.S. amount to 9,419 units in 2021, an impressive 53.2% increase over 2020, when Porsche sold only 4414 units of the EV.
In the U.S., Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo price starts at USD 93,700 before taxes for the 4 variant. The 4S costs USD 110,300, while the Turbo will set customers back by USD 153,500. The range-topping Turbo S costs USD 187,600. All prices are MSRP, excluding taxes, delivery fees, and logistics charges. Select models are eligible for the USD 7,500 federal tax credit.
|Variant||Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Price||Porsche Taycan Price|
Porsche Taycan Cross Turimso FAQs
What is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turimso release date?
Porsche launched the Taycan Cross Turismo in the U.S. in summer 2021.
What is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo price?
Porsche has priced the Taycan Cross Turismo from $93,700 (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 have the highest demand for the new Porsche electric car.
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