The 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo combines the high-voltage performance of the company’s electrifying Taycan sedan with the stylish practicality of a station wagon. Based on its sibling’s impressiveness and our experience with a prototype Cross Turismo Turbo S, the Taycan wagon will have blistering-fast acceleration and the driving behavior of a sports car. Of course, the Taycan’s notable 800-volt architecture and fast-charging capabilities also apply here. Its cabin mirrors the high-class and high-tech space inside its sedan counterpart, but the wagon provides additional passenger room and increased cargo space. Along with extra ground clearance and a unique Off-Road Design package, the 2021 Taycan Cross Turismo offers a distinct aesthetic and more diverse abilities than the sedan.
What’s New for 2021?
Porsche introduces a Taycan station wagon, called Cross Turismo, for the 2021 model year. The wagon variant is essentially the same car with some unique body panels, a longer roof, and more interior and cargo space. However, unlike the sedan, the Cross Turismo is only available with all-wheel drive and the Taycan’s larger battery pack. It also has a higher standard ride height and can be equipped with an Off-Road Design package that adds special wheels and other visual enhancements.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Naturally, the Taycan Cross Turismo will be motivated exclusively by electricity and share a chassis and other components with the sedan. However, the wagon is only offered with all-wheel drive. That means power is supplied by two electric motors with total power outputs ranging between 436 horses and 750, depending on the trim level. One of the most interesting elements of the Taycan is its two-speed transmission on the rear axle, a first for an EV. In our testing, it helped the Taycan Turbo S rocket to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds, making it one of the quickest cars we’ve ever tested. What’s more, unlike normal EVs, which get slower as their battery charge depletes, the Taycan provides consistent performance. We expect the Cross Turismo to inherit these same traits and be as fun to drive as the regular Taycan.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Porsche hasn’t said how efficient the upcoming Taycan Cross Turismo will be, but we expect its combined MPGe and driving range will be only slightly lower than its sedan counterpart. Once the wagon’s actual estimates are announced, and we have a chance to test the electrified station wagon on our 75-mph highway route, which is part of our extensive testing regimen, we can evaluate its real-world efficiency.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
While there are hints of Porsche’s sports-car inside its electric sedan—namely a start button on the left side of the steering wheel—there’s also a host of modern high-tech elements, such as a digital gauge cluster. The Taycan Cross Turismo will have a full roster of luxury amenities and an extensive list of personalization options. As with the sedan, the wagon offers a standard four-seat configuration or an optional five-seat setup, with the latter adding a small center seat in the back row. Thanks in part to a standard panoramic sunroof as well as a higher roofline, the Cross Turismo offers significantly more headroom in the front and rear seats than the sedan. In addition to the Taycan’s front trunk and useful interior cubby storage, the wagon provides more rear cargo space than its sedan sibling.