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Porsche Taycan review - Reliability & safety

The Porsche Taycan features the very latest safety and driver assistance technology.

The Porsche Taycan is so new, and the technology is so advanced, that it’s hard to forecast its reliability. However, Porsche is using the Taycan as a business card for its electric future, investing billions in electromobility, so it won’t have left anything to chance. 

The Taycan didn't feature in our 2021 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, but Porsche itself 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.

Predictably, there’s an impressive array of safety equipment. There are eight airbags, while pedestrians are protected by an active bonnet. Depending on the number of seats, four or five three-point belts with force limiters are fitted as standard. There are also two Isofix mounting points in the back, along with an optional front passenger seat airbag with deactivation function. 

A RECAS (Rear End Collision Alert System) actively warns the traffic behind of a potential rear-end collision. There’s also a clever Porsche InnoDrive system, which uses navigation data together with 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.

Warranty

Every Porsche comes with a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty as standard. The Taycan’s battery is covered by a separate eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.

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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