Although wagons aren’t the most popular body style in America, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo or Sport Turismo is. These long-roof station wagons are an alternative to the sleek electric Taycan sedan. They offer more cargo space and a larger back seat than their traditional counterparts. The wagons are not available with the same powertrains as the sedan. However, they only have dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrains. Horsepower is 469 for the base Cross Turismos and 750 horses for the Cross Turismo Turbo S. The Cross Turismo GTS, which produces 590 horsepower, has no body cladding and offers an SUV-inspired ride height. Both wagons are comfortable and well-built. Cross Turismo’s higher ground clearance may make it easier to exit passengers. The range of the Cross and Sport Turismo models is less than that of the Taycan.
What’s new for 2023?
Porsche upgrades the Taycan Cross and Sport Turismos – for 2023 and all other model years – with an update to its battery and charging algorithm, which helps increase range and speed up charging speeds. Porsche claims that the Taycan will now precondition the battery to a higher temperature. This will allow the car to reach its maximum 270 kWh charge at a higher charge. The overall range will also be slightly increased, although we are awaiting an official rating by the EPA. Redesigned infotainment displays now feature a faster and more colorful user interface, as well as wireless Android Auto. It can also find charging stations by using the output of charging stations as a filter. Variable Light Control by Porsche is now available on any Taycan with a panoramic roof. It was only available for the Sport Turismo GTS. The driver can toggle the roof’s transparency and opaqueness electronically. The 19-inch Aero-painted wheels have been discontinued.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
Cross Turismo’s lineup is similar to the regular Taycan except there is no rear-wheel drive model and the wagon prices are slightly higher than the sedan. We recommend the Cross Turismo 4S model with a 562-hp engine. It comes standard with an all-wheel-drive system and adjustable air suspension. The long-roof Taycan is on sale now and comes with Electrify America’s free three-year subscription. For an additional, but still worthwhile sum, we recommend the Porsche Experience Center.
EV Motor and Power
The Taycan Cross Turismo is powered exclusively by electricity. It shares a chassis with its sedan counterpart. The wagon can only be ordered with all-wheel drive. Two electric motors provide power, with outputs that vary depending on the trim level. The Taycan’s two-speed transmission on the rear axle is one of its most striking features. This is a first for an electric vehicle. It helped the Taycan Turbo S reach 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds. This is a first for an EV. The 562-hp 4S model reached 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds. The Taycan’s performance is consistent, unlike other EVs that get slower with decreasing battery life, The 469-hp Taycan Cross Turismo 4 demonstrated its quick acceleration, agile handling, and reassuring brakes in our first driving experience.
Charging, Battery Life
We are still unsure of 2023 EPA numbers, but we can tell that last year’s Porsche Taycan 4 & 4S Cross Turismo models had an EPA-estimated 215-mile range, while the Turbo S model has a mere 202 mile. This is despite Porsche’s recent updates. This is also lower than the EPA ratings for comparable Taycan sedan models. We tried the Turbo S sedan on our 75-mph highway and the less powerful 4S version. Both proved more efficient than their government ratings. The Cross Turismo will be sharing the same 800-volt architecture as the sedan. We expect that the wagon will have an identical all-electric range, but it will take less than 22.5 minutes to fully charge the battery.
Fuel Economy, Real-World MPGe
We haven’t yet seen the official MPGe rating of the Taycan Cross Turismo, but it is expected to be around 76. We will be able to evaluate the real-world MPGe once we are able to run it on the 75-mph fuel economy route that is part of the extensive testing program. Visit the EPA website for more information on the Taycan Cross Turismo’s fuel economy.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
There are some hints of Porsche’s history in the electric sedan, including a start button on the left side of the steering wheel. However, there are also modern high-tech elements like a digital gauge cluster. The Taycan Cross Turismo offers a wide range of luxury features and a variety of customization options. The wagon can be configured in either a four-seat or five-seat configuration, with the latter adding a small middle seat in the rear row. The Cross Turismo has slightly more headroom than the sedan due to its standard panoramic sunroof and higher roofline. The wagon has more cargo space in the rear than its sedan sibling and the Taycan’s trunk front.