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2023 Porsche Taycan: Big Price Increase And Slightly More EPA Range

The Porsche Taycan is one of the most exclusive and expensive all-electric models on the market in the United States.

In the 2023 model year, there are 12 main versions of three body types – Porsche Taycan (sedan), Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo, and Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.

In today’s post, we will take a closer look at the Taycan family, including prices, EPA range/efficiency, and general specs.

Prices

Prices of the Porsche Taycan increased quite significantly at all levels – starting price, destination charge, and lack of eligibility for the $7,500 federal tax credit. Because of that, the effective purchase cost is way higher than in the case of the 2022 model year.

The entry-level Porsche Taycan, with a 79.2-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery, has an MSRP of $90,900 (plus a $1,650 destination charge), which means $92,550 total without any options.

Over a year ago, this version was offered for $82,700 (plus $1,350 DST) and eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, so the effective cost was $76,550. We are talking about a $16,000 (or 20.9 percent) difference, despite the MSRP increasing by only $8,200 (10 percent).

A similar increase in effective cost concerns basically all Porsche Taycan cars. Prices with DST span from $90,900 up to $199,150.

Model Base Price Dest. Charge Tax Credit Effective Price
2023 Porsche Taycan (79 kWh) 19-inch $90,900 +$1,650 N/A $92,550
2023 Porsche Taycan (93 kWh) 19-inch $96,680 +$1,650 N/A $98,330
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (79 kWh) 19-inch $111,700 +$1,650 N/A $113,350
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (93 kWh) 19-inch $117,270 +$1,650 N/A $118,920
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS (93 kWh) 20-inch $139,300 +$1,650 N/A $140,950
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch $141,200 +$1,650 N/A $142,850
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo (93 kWh) 20-inch $160,800 +$1,650 N/A $162,450
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (93 kWh) 21-inch $194,900 +$1,650 N/A $196,550
2023 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch $101,900 +$1,650 N/A $103,550
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch $118,200 +$1,650 N/A $119,850
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch $163,400 +$1,650 N/A $165,050
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch $197,500 +$1,650 N/A $199,150

Porsche announced earlier this year that intends to apply “significant price increases” on its models when it releases the new model year vehicles in the middle of 2023, which potentially means that the current prices might go even higher.

The question is whether the Porsche Taycan will attract customers at those higher prices. So far in 2023, sales decreased year-over-year, but we know that it’s more related to the limited supply rather than demand. Production is expected to noticeably increase soon.

Anyway, here is the list of 12 main Porsche Taycan versions from the least to the most expensive:

EPA Range and Efficiency

In the 2023 model year, the EPA Combined range of the Porsche Taycan family is from 206 miles (335 km) up to 246 miles (396 km).

In most cases, they are better by several percent than a year ago, thanks to software updates according to the manufacturer. Older Taycans can get this update to improve range as well.

Those numbers should be treated as very conservative ones because in many tests, Porsche Taycan noted significantly higher real-world range (which might be associated with the EPA test cycle and the two-speed rear transmission).

If we take a look at the EPA Highway range estimates (calculated briefly from efficiency numbers, which is not entirely correct due to the included charging losses), then the range would be from 206 miles up to 260 miles.

For example, in InsideEVs‘ 70 miles per hour test, the base version with a 93.4-kWh battery achieved a range of 305 miles. It was a 2022 model-year version with the 2023 software update that noticeably increased the range. The EPA Combined range of this car today is 242 miles (7.5 percent more than 225 miles in 2022MY). However, to make things fairer, the EPA Highway range is closer to 260 miles (estimated roughly from efficiency ratings). The difference is then some 45 miles or 17 percent more (compared to 63 miles and 26 percent difference to the EPA Combined value).

Our guess is that one should add at least 20 percent to the EPA Combined range to get a safe bet on the real-world 2023 Porsche Taycan highway range (within speed limits).

There are three main elements that affect the driving range of a particular Taycan body type – battery, powertrain, and wheel size.

Just like in the previous model years, there are two battery types used in the Porsche Taycan family – a 79.2-kWh and 93.4-kWh pack. The smaller unit is used only in the base Taycan and Taycan 4S, while all other versions have the larger battery.

In terms of powertrain, all versions are dual-motor, all-wheel drive (AWD), besides the entry-level Taycan, which is single-motor, rear-wheel drive (RWD). Power output usually increases in higher trim levels (from 300 kW to 560 kW peak), providing quicker acceleration.

Another thing that affects range is wheels – their size varies from 19 inches up to 21 inches.

As we can see on the chart, the highest range value was noted by the Porsche Taycan GTS – 246 miles (396 km), closely followed by the base Porsche Taycan (93 kWh) – 242 miles (389 km).

The ultra-quick Turbo S versions of the family (the least aerodynamic and one of the heaviest) were rated at 222 miles (357 km). Those cars can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6-2.7 seconds (launch mode), according to the manufacturer.

The lowest range ratings were handed over to the 79.2-kWh battery versions – 206-208 miles (331-335 km).

Model Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
Top
Speed
2023 Porsche Taycan (79 kWh) 19-inch RWD 79.2 208 mi
(335 km)
5.1 143 mph
(230 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan (93 kWh) 19-inch RWD 93.4 242 mi
(389 km)
5.1 143 mph
(230 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (79 kWh) 19-inch AWD 79.2 206 mi
(331 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (93 kWh) 19-inch AWD 93.4 235 mi
(378 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 246 mi
(396 km)
3.5 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo 20-inch AWD 93.4 233 mi
(375 km)
3.5 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 238 mi
(383 km)
3.0 161 mph
(259 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (93 kWh) 21-inch AWD 93.4 222 mi
(357 km)
2.6 161 mph
(259 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch AWD 93.4 235 mi
(378 km)
4.8 137 mph
(220 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch AWD 93.4 230 mi
(370 km)
3.9 149 mph
(240 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 233 mi
(375 km)
3.1 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 222 mi
(357 km)
2.7 155 mph
(249 km/h)

In terms of energy consumption, including charging losses, according to EPA, the values vary from 406 to 449 watt-hours per mile (Wh/mi). But again, those are just indications for the EPA Combined test cycle and we can assume 20-25 percent better results.

Below, we attached all EPA range and efficiency ratings (12 versions).

2023 Porsche Taycan (79 kWh) 19-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
208 miles (335 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
83 MPGe: 406 Wh/mi (252 Wh/km)
79 MPGe: 427 Wh/mi (265 Wh/km)
88 MPGe: 383 Wh/mi (238 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan (93 kWh) 19-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
242 miles (389 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
82 MPGe: 411 Wh/mi (255 Wh/km)
78 MPGe: 432 Wh/mi (269 Wh/km)
88 MPGe: 383 Wh/mi (238 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (79 kWh) 19-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
206 miles (331 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
82 MPGe: 411 Wh/mi (255 Wh/km)
82 MPGe: 411 Wh/mi (255 Wh/km)
82 MPGe: 411 Wh/mi (255 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (93 kWh) 19-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
235 miles (378 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
79 MPGe: 427 Wh/mi (265 Wh/km)
81 MPGe: 416 Wh/mi (259 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS (93 kWh) 20-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
246 miles (396 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
83 MPGe: 406 Wh/mi (252 Wh/km)
83 MPGe: 406 Wh/mi (252 Wh/km)
82 MPGe: 411 Wh/mi (255 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo 20-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
233 miles (375 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo (93 kWh) 20-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
238 miles (383 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
81 MPGe: 416 Wh/mi (259 Wh/km)
81 MPGe: 416 Wh/mi (259 Wh/km)
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (93 kWh) 21-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
222 miles (357 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
75 MPGe: 449 Wh/mi (279 Wh/km)
76 MPGe: 443 Wh/mi (276 Wh/km)
74 MPGe: 455 Wh/mi (283 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
235 miles (378 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
230 miles (370 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
78 MPGe: 432 Wh/mi (269 Wh/km)
78 MPGe: 432 Wh/mi (269 Wh/km)
78 MPGe: 432 Wh/mi (269 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
233 miles (375 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
79 MPGe: 427 Wh/mi (265 Wh/km)
80 MPGe: 421 Wh/mi (262 Wh/km)
78 MPGe: 432 Wh/mi (269 Wh/km)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch :: EPA Range rating by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
Combined
City
Highway
222 miles (357 km)
N/A
N/A
EPA Energy consumption (including charging losses):
Combined
City
Highway
75 MPGe: 449 Wh/mi (279 Wh/km)
76 MPGe: 443 Wh/mi (276 Wh/km)
74 MPGe: 455 Wh/mi (283 Wh/km)

In terms of charging, Porsche Taycan is equipped with a 9.6-kilowatt (kW) onboard charger, which is promised to fully recharge the battery in 9.5 or 10.5 hours depending on the battery (respectively 79.2 or 93.4-kWh).

There is also an optional 19.2-kW charger ($1,680), which cuts the charging time in half, as long as the user has access to a charging point with such high power.

DC fast charging of the Porsche Taycan from 5 to 80 percent of state-of-charge (SOC) takes about 22.5 minutes (both battery types). The smaller battery goes up to 225 kW, while the bigger one can accept up to 270 kW.

Because the batteries are relatively high-voltage ones (the nominal system voltage is 613 or 723 V), the power output at lower-voltage chargers (400 V) is usually strictly limited. To get a higher power (up to 150 kW) at 400 V chargers, users are asked to buy additional power electronics hardware ($460 option).

Model Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
Top
Speed
2023 Porsche Taycan (79 kWh) 19-inch RWD 79.2 208 mi
(335 km)
5.1 143 mph
(230 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan (93 kWh) 19-inch RWD 93.4 242 mi
(389 km)
5.1 143 mph
(230 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (79 kWh) 19-inch AWD 79.2 206 mi
(331 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S (93 kWh) 19-inch AWD 93.4 235 mi
(378 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 246 mi
(396 km)
3.5 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 233 mi
(375 km)
3.5 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 238 mi
(383 km)
3.0 161 mph
(259 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (93 kWh) 21-inch AWD 93.4 222 mi
(357 km)
2.6 161 mph
(259 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch AWD 93.4 235 mi
(378 km)
4.8 137 mph
(220 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 19-inch AWD 93.4 230 mi
(370 km)
3.9 149 mph
(240 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 233 mi
(375 km)
3.1 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo (93 kWh) 20-inch AWD 93.4 222 mi
(357 km)
2.7 155 mph
(249 km/h)
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