2020 Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S

Tesla has been dominating the electric luxury car segment for a few years now, and because of their success, few automakers have even made an attempt to dethrone them. That ends now. Porsche has long been a name that draws respect and awe, so it only seems right that they’d enter into a market where few have ventured and only one has prevailed. The all-new Taycan from Porsche is electric driving to the max. This isn’t your conventional hybrid; this is a fully-electric sports car that is as luxurious as it is efficient. In this comparison between the 2020 Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S, we’ll take a look at the differences in performance as well as some of the interior highlights. Take a look at some highlights in the table below!

2020 Porsche Taycan


Tesla Model S

750 hp/774 lb-ft Max Horsepower/Torque 762 hp/723 lb-ft
2.6 seconds 0 to 60 mph time 2.4 seconds
Standard Apple CarPlay Not Available
16.8 inches Driver Display Screen Size 12 inches

Highlights in the 2020 Taycan

Ask around and most automotive experts will tell you that these two models are eerily similar. So why opt for the unproven Taycan when the Tesla Model S has been around longer? There are a few areas where the Taycan comes out ahead. The most notable area is performance. Porsche has always put performance above all else, as that has been the driving force that has kept them ahead of the competition for so long. From the numbers listed above, you may be tempted to think that these two must be about the same since the power output is similar. There’s more to it than that, though. The Taycan comes standard with high-performance carbon ceramic brakes, which allow for quiet braking and excellent durability when you need them most. The Overboost feature allows for periods of jaw-dropping performance, such as the 2.6-second 0 to 60 time. Performance is further aided by an 800-volt battery, Porsche Active Aerodynamics system, Porsche Recuperation Management which regenerates up to 90 percent of braking energy, and much more.

Performance isn’t the only area where the Taycan excels. There are some active safety technologies that include adaptive cruise control, Active Lane Keep & Traffic Jam Assist, Lane Change Assist & Night Vision Assist, and Surround View. You can easily stay connected with Apple CarPlay, which isn’t available in any Tesla currently. Voice control, navigation, and multiple display screens in the cabin are just a few of the interior highlights that make the Taycan worthy of your consideration.

There is certainly a lot of buzz surrounding the Taycan and how it compares to the Tesla Model S, but we think the clear-cut winner is the newer model backed by the signature Porsche nameplate. To learn more about the all-new Taycan, get in touch with our team here at McDaniels Porsche or schedule a test drive on our website today!

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