2022 Porsche Taycan vs. Its Competition

2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Taycan has newly arrived competition this year, but will forever be compared with the duller-looking but even more explosively powerful Tesla Model S.

If you don’t mind a car with indifferent build quality that comes from a tent, the Model S rockets to speed more quickly and has superior EPA range ratings.

(We’d still rather have a Porsche 911 Turbo S, but your call.) The new Lucid Air and Mercedes EQS go to opposite poles to lure drivers into the electric era: the Lucid delivers 512 miles of driving range, the EQS a “Hyperscreen” that lives up to its billing, for better or worse.

A little farther off the mark, the gas-powered BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe looks stunning but doesn’t cover any of the dynamic bases any better than the Taycan.

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The 2022 Porsche Taycan sets a benchmark for electric sedan handling, while ultimate range takes a back seat.
7.2
The 2022 BMW 8-Series boasts beautiful looks, modern luxury, and sporty moves in an expensive package.
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The EQS injects true luxury into the world of electric vehicles.
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The 2022 Porsche 911 brims with technology and luxury, and bristles with pavement-conquering confidence.
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The 2022 Lucid Air is the debut car and flagship model from a new U.S. EV maker, and it could be the strongest rival to Tesla yet.
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