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Porsche Taycan - Reliability & safety

The Porsche Taycan scored well with Euro NCAP, and Porsche customers are impressed with the ownership experience

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.5 out of 5

Reliability and safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£79,845 to £186,945
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We don’t have enough data to include the Porsche Taycan in our current 2024 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but the Porsche brand managed to top the best manufacturers poll, with top marks in the ride and handling category as well as for its cars build quality and practicality.

Safety experts at Euro NCAP awarded the Taycan a maximum five-star rating when it was tested in 2019. The car scored particularly well for adult and child occupant protection. There are eight airbags, while pedestrians are protected by an active pop-up bonnet. Depending on the number of seats, four or five three-point belts with force limiters are fitted as standard. 

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As standard, you get an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB), a lane departure warning system, and a driver attention monitor. However, adaptive cruise control is an option that costs over £1,000, which is often standard on cars of this price. You’ll need to add the lane change assist option in order to get blind spot monitoring to warn you of vehicles alongside you when you go to change lanes. A lane-keep assistance system to nudge you back into the centre of your lane is part of the over £2,000 Porsche InnoDrive pack.  

The latter is a clever system that uses navigation data, radar, and video sensors to adjust the driving speed according to speed limits, topology, roundabouts, bends and traffic. It also features active lane-keeping assist, swerve assist and junction assist, which warns the driver if they have overlooked oncoming road users. A RECAS (Rear End Collision Alert System) actively warns the traffic behind of a potential rear-end collision.

Warranty

Every Porsche comes with a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty as standard. A separate eight-year/100,000-mile warranty covers the Taycan’s battery.

Servicing

The Porsche Taycan needs to be serviced every two years or 20,000 miles, which is a more generous interval than you get when buying a Porsche Panamera.

The cost of maintenance is lower compared to the Taycan’s petrol and diesel counterparts. The interior cabin filter is the only filter that requires changing, while the brake fluid is the only fluid that requires maintenance, at the two-year mark.

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