2020 Porsche Taycan vs. Its Competition

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo first drive
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2020 Porsche Taycan has few direct rivals, if any.

The Tesla Model S may be the closest, although the price difference between the two—upward of $100,000 in top trims—quashes any direct comparisons.

The Tesla Model S is better at hauling more than two, the Taycan is better at hauling…we can’t write the rest.

The Jaguar I-Pace doesn’t have the same performance, looks, or finish, but it’s an EV from an automaker not called Tesla, which may appeal to some.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door has performance creds, but no electric powertrain.

It’s also the only way we could say “affordable” and “AMG GT” in the same breath.

The BMW M8 Gran Coupe is in similar air as the AMG GT and looks astounding.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the benchmark for electric-car performance.
9.0
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace offers prestige, performance, and a practical body—it hits the current EV target, head-on.
7.2
Powerful, track-ready, and comfortable, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe can do it all.
7.0
The 2020 Porsche 911 improves upon the sports car icon’s incredible performance while adding needed safety and connectivity features.
6.8
Bigger, bulkier, bawdier: The 2019 BMW 8-Series bucks all Bavaria’s typical instincts and revels in its life choices.
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Though the Model 3 is all the rage, the larger 2019 Tesla Model S remains a stunning achievement and design trendsetter, albeit somewhat dated in the details.
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Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricElectricIntercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Electric
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Passenger Capacity     
454445
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SedanSport UtilitySedanCoupeCoupeHatchback
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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