What is all this fuss about? During last year’s SUV of the Year competition, we didn’t like some of the new additions to the automotive world. Both the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain and the Audi A6 Allroad failed to impress buyers because the two vehicles didn’t have enough SUV features to qualify in this department.
But we liked both wagons. The fact is that the E-Class won the Car of the Year award. According to Christian Seabaugh, the features editor, the right SUVs have a sense of watchfulness. Thus, the 2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo is another great chapter in the fake SUV realm.
According to Porsche, this vehicle is Cross Turismo and different from the estate version of the marquee sedan called the Panamera Sport Turismo. Other than the body style, the only difference between the Tycan and the Cross Turismo is the regular air suspension, an additional 0.8 inches of height, and a gravel mode.
Aside from the beautiful bodywork, the dual-motor powertrain of this mighty vehicle can produce 375 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a slightly lower 215-mile range compared to entry-level sedans. However, mileage can vary based on a number of factors.
Now let’s find out what sets the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo apart from other German trucks. According to Duncan Brady, an associate online editor, you can have more fun on gravel and sand than other vehicles.
This electric wagon may be better suited for off-road use than other beasts, like the mighty Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. The pro who wrote this probably wasn’t asked to do six laps around a sandbox for rooster tails.
Users of the Taycan Cross Turismo assure that it is more of a family than an SUV. From a visibility standpoint, it can be a great sports car. However, it does not offer adequate visibility, unlike SUVs.
And some users say that the absence of shade and the glass roof make this vehicle a no-no for many buyers. Some people even hate this SUV for the same reason.
And it’s a common defect in many of today’s electric vehicles. In fact, it is most noticeable when the vehicle is parked in the sun in the Mojave desert. Some people just don’t like the rear seat roof.
Apart from this, the cost of Volvo XC40 is 50% lower than the cost of Porsche. Plus, it can hit the 60 mph mark much faster in just 4.2 seconds. Also, it’s important to note that the Taycan’s engines are not made by Porsche. The Cross Turismo is not as efficient as electric vehicles.
Although we like the Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, it cannot be considered the SUV of 2022.
So, this was a look at the pros and cons of the 2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo.