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2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: Rugged, sporty, all-electric wagon

Finally, the covers have come off the 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, the latest addition to the brand’s growing family of all-electric performance cars. Think of this as a more practical version that happens to also offer additional ground clearance to help you navigate gravel roads.

Like the Taycan sedan, the Cross Turismo will be offered in four different flavors: standard, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S. Things start to differ when you go beyond the four versions and two-speed transmission because all Cross Turismo models get a dual-motor setup standard, effectively giving the car AWD. A glass roof, air suspension, the larger 93.4-kWh battery with its 800-volt architecture, and Porsche’s PCM multimedia interface with built-in navigation are also standard.

The longer roof benefits interior volume. Front and rear occupants get 0.35 inches and 3.62 inches more headroom respectively versus the sedan. You get more cargo space, too, at 14.3- to 15.7 cubic feet with all seats up. Folding down the rear seats expands capacity to 41.3- to 42.8 cubic feet. The 2.9-cubic-foot front trunk also carries over from the sedan.

Versus the Taycan sedan, the Cross Turismo has 20 mm (0.8 inches) more ground clearance. That makes entry and exit easier and allows the car to clear more obstacles without the risk of scraping. Should you want more ground clearance, the Off-Road Design package adds 10 mm (0.39 inches) more together with extra body cladding. A Gravel drive mode raises the Taycan Cross Turismo 10 mm more and optimizes the suspension, traction and stability control, and torque management system for maximum grip over loose surfaces.

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All that practicality doesn’t come at the cost of on-road performance. The Turbo S Cross Turismo can hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, which is 0.1 slower than the sedan equivalent. Turbo models are good for a 3.1-second 0 to 60 mph run while the standard and 4S do the same deed in 3.9- and 4.8 seconds respectively. That puts the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo and Turbo Cross Turismo 0.1 seconds slower than their sedan siblings. The standard Taycan Cross Turismo, on the other hand, is 0.3 seconds quicker than the rear-drive sedan.

Power outputs for each model are as follows:

  • 2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo: 375 hp (469 hp with launch control)/368 lb-ft of torque
  • 2022 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo: 482 hp (562 hp with launch control)/479 lb-ft
  • 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo: 616 hp (670 hp with launch control)/626 lb-ft
  • 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo: 616 hp (750 hp with launch control)/774 lb-ft

As with the rest of Porsche’s lineup, you’ll be able to customize the Taycan Cross Turismo to your heart’s content thanks to the extensive options list. When it goes on sale in the summer, the standard Taycan Cross Turismo will start at $92,250. Although that’s $11,000 more than the rear-drive Taycan sedan, you get a wealth of additional standard equipment including the larger battery, AWD, and the glass roof. EPA range estimates will be announced closer to when the Taycan Cross Turismo goes on sale this summer.

Update (4:12pm EST, 3/4/2021): Porsche has released pricing for the rest of the Taycan Cross Turismo lineup. The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo will run you $111,650. Turbo and Turbo S models check in at $154,850 and $188,950.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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