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.
7.0
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
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.
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Growing old though it is, the Tesla Model S still looks and feels as fresh as when it first debuted eight years ago.
MSRP From     
$103,800$84,900$69,850$99,950$97,400$69,420
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6ElectricIntercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Electric
EPA Class     
Large CarsMid-Size CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDCompact CarsMinicompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
4S Sedan840i Gran CoupeS AWDAMG GT 53 4-Door CoupeCarrera CoupeLong Range Plus AWD
Drivetrain     
All WheelRear Wheel DriveAll WheelAll WheelRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
455445
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSport UtilityHatchbackCoupeHatchback
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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