What is all this fuss about? During the SUV of the Year competition last year, we didn’t like some of the new additions in the world of cars. Both the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain and Audi A6 Allroad were not able to impress buyers because the two vehicles didn’t have enough features of an SUV to qualify in this department.
But we had a liking for both the wagons. The fact of the matter is that the E-Class won the Car of the Year award. According to Christian Seabaugh, the features editor, proper SUVs have a sense of gatekeeping. Therefore, the 2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo is another great chapter in the realm of faux-SUV.
According to Porsche, this vehicle is Cross Turismo and different from the wagon version of the sedan by marquee called the Panamera Sport Turismo. Apart from the style of the body, the only difference between the Tycan and the Cross Turismo is the regular air suspension, an additional height of 0.8 inches, and a gravel mode.
Apart from the beautiful bodywork, the dual-motor power train of this powerful vehicle can produce 375 hp and a torque of 368 lb-ft. It comes with a slightly lower range of 215 miles when compared with entry-level sedans. However, the mileage may vary based on a number of factors.
Now, let’s find out the elements that differentiate between the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo and other German wagons. According to Duncan Brady, an associate online editor, you can have more fun on gravel and sand unlike other vehicles out there.
This electric wagon may be more suitable for off-pavement than other beasts out there, such as the mighty Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco. The professional writing this was probably not asked to do six loops surrounding a sandpit for the rooster tails.
The users of Taycan Cross Turismo claim that it’s more of a wagon than an SUV. From the visibility point of view, it can make a great sports car. However, it doesn’t offer proper visibility, unlike SUVs.
And some users say that the absence of shade and the glass roof make this vehicle a no-no for a lot of buyers. Some people even hate this SUV for the same reason.
And it’s a common flaw with many of today’s EVs. In fact, it’s more noticeable when the vehicle is parked in the sun in the Mojave Desert. Some people just don’t like the roof from the back seat.
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 keep in mind that Taycan’s motors are not built by Porsche. The Cross Turismo is not as efficient as EVs.
Although we do have a liking for Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, it can’t be considered the SUV of 2022.
So, this was a look at the pros and cons of the 2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo.