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Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo review

Published: 14 Dec 2021


What is it like on the inside?

A 446-litre boot that expands to 1,212 litres with the seats folded means it’s about two-thirds the size of equivalent estates from Audi and Merc. You do notice. The tailgate’s slope limits load capacity and the boot is actually quite narrow. Don’t forget about the area under the nose though. Another 84 litres and just the place for the bulky cables.

There’s more. Although this can be partially alleviated by raising the air suspension, elderly relatives aren’t going to enjoy dropping down into the low seats – however conversely elderly dogs are less likely to need assistance into the boot and if you do wreck the 0.25Cd drag factor with a roof box you should be able to access it easily. But yeah, for good or ill, a roof height of 1,391mm (100mm lower than an RS6) does mean this is a low-slung car.

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How is it for those in the back?

A bit dark and lacking in legroom. The front chairs are big and dominant in your view, but the Sport Turismo does at least benefit from an extra 36mm of headroom compared to the saloon. Two people will fit, the third will complain.

And you’ll be able to hear them because it will come as no surprise to learn that this is a very quiet and refined car. It’s beautifully built and attractively designed and laid out inside.

Does the driver have the best of it then?

Emphatically. It may be an estate, but this is still a Porsche, it’s all about the driver. The GTS comes with Race-Tex alcantara upholstery as standard. Have it, it’s great. Lovely driving position, small, tactile steering wheel, you sit low and feel snug.

On the whole the screens are good to interact with. The dash display is operated logically via the steering’s clickwheel, while the twin-stacked central screens don’t bury things too deep in the menus.

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