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Porsche Taycan saloon - Reliability & safety

The Porsche Taycan is at the bleeding edge of automotive technology

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

The Porsche Taycan uses so much new technology, it's impossible to forecast its reliability. However, Porsche is staking much of its future credibility on the Taycan's success, and it has undergone one of the most rigorous development programmes in its history, so it's likely to be overengineered.

Porsche Taycan reliability

It might be all new, but Porsche's Taycan is built at the manufacturer's Zuffenhausen plant - the home of Porsche 911 production. Around £600m has been spent upgrading the facilities to cope with the new EV, and Porsche will be hoping the Taycan garners the same reputation for durability as its iconic sports car.

In our 2021 Driver Power brand survey, Porsche took top honours finishing in first place from 29 manufacturers. According to owners, every model, from the 911 to the Cayenne, lives up to the premium price tag, with the brand winning top scores in every driving category. The design and build quality was also highly praised, as was reliability - only 14% of owners reported a fault with their cars in the first year of ownership.

Safety

The Porsche Taycan scored the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating when it was tested in 2019. It should prove to be very safe, with scores of 85% for adult protection, 83% for child protection, 70% for pedestrian protection and 73% for safety features.

Considering its position as a technology leader, it's no surprise the Taycan can be equipped with some of the most cutting-edge safety equipment. The InnoDrive self-driving system can keep the Taycan in its lane, assist with overtakes and provide adaptive cruise control. The Taycan also gets night vision to help spot objects and pedestrians in the dark, autonomous emergency braking and rear cross-traffic alert.

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