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Porsche Taycan saloon - Reliability & safety

The Porsche Taycan is at the bleeding edge of automotive technology

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4.3 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

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The Porsche Taycan uses so much new technology, it's impossible to forecast its reliability, though we’ve not heard any horror stories so far. The Taycan represents the future of Porsche, so it’s undergone one of the most rigorous development programmes in its history, so it's likely to be over-engineered.

Porsche Taycan reliability

In our 2021 and 2022 Driver Power brand surveys, Porsche took top honours finishing in first place from 29 manufacturers and it’s made it a hat trick in the latest 2023 edition, where it also topped the leaderboard out of 32 brands. 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 the ride and handling and infotainment categories. Design and build quality were also highly praised. Reliability itself is a little worse than average, with 37% of owners reporting an issue with their Porsche in the first year, though this applies mostly to feedback regarding the brand’s combustion-engined models.

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.

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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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Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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