2021 Porsche Taycan vs. 2021 BMW i3

If you are in the market for a luxury hybrid car, check out the findings of our comparison between the 2021 Porsche Taycan and the 2021 BMW i3. They both offer distinct features and engine options that let you enjoy optimum comfort and power. Find out why the Taycan stands out against the BMW i3 and why it is worth investing in.

Design & Style

Like all Porsches, the 2021 Porsche Taycan boasts a top-notch cabin that comes with the highest quality materials and endless customization options. Its seats are covered in a plush material with deviated color stitching for a touch of class. The car seats four with an option to add an additional middle seat at the back row. Plenty of leg and headroom are available across both rows to provide ease of movement.

The 2021 BMW i3 is a roomy vehicle with an impressive set of tech features. The car seats up to four people on cloth upholstered seats. The front row gets heat as standard whereas support and comfort are abundant across both rows. Space is not an issue at either row but leg and headroom are slightly lacking throughout. Its cabin makes use of eco-friendly materials for a more sustainable styling that still looks classy.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Taycan comes with several technological advances including 10 speakers, Bluetooth, satellite radio, 4 USB ports, wireless charging, a 10.9 display with touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay. For safety, the car offers tools like rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors at the front and back, rearview camera, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, auto high beams, lane departure warning, auto emergency brakes, adaptive headlamps, and collision warning.

The BMW i3 features a number of tech devices such as navigation, USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD radio, a 6.5 inch screen, and Apple CarPlay. Safety tech of the car includes rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, adaptive headlamps, and a rearview camera.


The Taycan puts out 321 hp when running on a single electric motor along with a 79 kWh battery pack. Its fuel economy is rated at an estimated 75 to 79 mpg for city and 80 to 81 mpg for highway.

The BMW i3 is an electrifying vehicle, delivering 168 hp and 184 lbft of torque over a 42.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Its fuel efficiency can hit up to 124 mpg and 102 mpg for city and highway respectively.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Taycan is the all-inclusive vehicle to consider if you are seeking a complete package of power, appeal, and comfort. It delivers the level of standard that one would expect of a luxury hybrid car and focuses on delivering a well-rounded driving experience regardless of distance. Drivers stand to enjoy a smooth performance whereas travelers inside experience extreme support for comfortable journeys.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?

If you are keen on experiencing the luxury package of power and comfort that the 2021 Porsche Cayenne offers, we welcome you to test drive this stellar vehicle at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in Princeton, New Jersey and proudly serve buyers within the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to schedule a test drive appointment.


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