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Porsche Taycan Cross (2022) - Exterior and interior Details (Luxury Car)

Highs Prompt and repeatable acceleration blasts, a wagon with sports-car handling, cargo area and rear seat are larger than the Taycan sedan's.Lows Unremarkable range estimates, even pricier than the pricey sedan, many interior screens and few physical controls equal distractions.Verdict The Taycan Cross Turismo wagon is everything we like about the sedan in a more practical package.

Think station wagons aren't cool? The breathtaking take-offs performed by the 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo will make you think again. Sure, one ride in a Tesla Model S can have the same effect, but Teslas are cool, wagons are not supposed to be. As the longroof alternatives to the Taycan sedan, the Turismo versions inherit an advanced electrical architecture and innovated two-speed transmission that enables repeated big-wow acceleration. While Porsche's EV recipe leaves out some traditional ingredients (read: one-pedal driving) and can't match the range of the rangiest Tesla, the Taycan twins are much more satisfying to drive. Consider that the wagon has a bigger back seat and trunk than the sedan and its added practically might offset its higher asking price. Regardless, the 2022 Taycan Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo are both useful family-hauling tools and great ways to make wagon-haters look like fools. They're Editors' Choice winners, too.

What's New for 2022?
The 2022 Taycan Cross Turismo benefits from a smattering of updates. One of the coolest changes is the ability to park itself without someone behind the wheel, which can be done via smartphone with the new remote-parking feature. Among the improvements to the infotainment system are a better operating system, enhanced voice commands, and Android Auto finally joining Apple CarPlay. Thanks to Porsche's "Paint to Sample" program, customers can select personal colors, including those from classic '90s models. The '22 Taycan Cross Turismo also benefits from better thermal management and charging functions, which Porsche says help reduce charging times. Also joining the lineup is a new 590-hp GTS Sport Turismo model that gets rid of the regular model's body cladding, adopts the sedan's lower ride height, and benefits from unique styling bits and chassis tuning.

The Cross Turismo lineup aligns with the regular Taycan, except that there's no rear-wheel-drive model and prices for the wagon are slightly more expensive than the sedan. With that said, we'd recommend the Cross Turismo 4S model, which features a 562-hp powertrain. As with all models, it comes standard with all-wheel drive and an adjustable air suspension. The long-roof Taycan goes on sale this summer and comes with a free three years of Electrify America charging. We'd also recommend taking advantage of the Porsche Experience Center for an extra, albeit worth it, sum. ...

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