2021 Porsche Taycan vs. 2021 Tesla Model X

The Porsche Taycan is a swift vehicle that navigates turns and bends effortlessly with adept handling and smooth acceleration. It is just as outstanding inside, offering car owners with premium cabin surfaces that are put together to showcase a modern, visually-appealing outlook. The Taycan is a great choice for thrill seekers who are seeking an electric alternative. Let us explore what other interesting features the Taycan has to offer as well as those of the 2021 Tesla Model X.

Design & Style

The 2021 Porsche Taycan has a top-notch cabin that is embellished with first-rate materials like plush seat coverings, wooden elements, carbon fiber trims, and aluminum. Its overall design is modern and stylish without being over the top or too complicated. The car can support up to four people with an option to accommodate an additional person at its last row.

The Model X features a futuristic cabin interior that makes use of stylish, modern materials. Its assembly quality is not that seamless and looks rather mediocre as compared to the Taycan. The car seats up to five people with an optional third row that can accommodate an additional 1 to 2 persons. However, its optional row is best left for cargo as it is tight on space. Its first two rows are well-cushioned and supportive but its seats are not as adjustable. Overall, its cabin is not as luxurious with standard materials used for its surfaces.

Technology & Safety

The Taycan is a highly intuitive vehicle that comes with technological devices such as satellite radio, HD radio, 10.9 inch touchscreen, USB ports, Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, and 10 speakers. Safety tools of the car are made up of lane departure warning, collision warning, sign recognition, auto high beams, parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive headlamps, and rearview camera.

The Tesla Model X has just an extensive list of tech advances that is comprised of an 8 inch screen, a 17 inch touchscreen, a satellite radio, 22 speakers, Bluetooth, an HD radio, wireless charger, 2 USB ports, WiFi hot spot, navigation, gaming computer, and a 12.3 inch digital cluster. Safety devices of the car include auto emergency brakes, cruise control, blind spot monitor, parking cameras, lane keep assist.


The Taycan can easily put out a combined power of 321 hp delivered from a 79 kWh battery pack and a single electric motor, fetching an EPA of 75 mpg and 80 mpg for city and highway respectively.

The Tesla Model X is powered by a pair of electric motors that combine to put out 670 hp. It gets an EPA of 95 mpg for cities and 83 for highway travels.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche Taycan is a reliable premium vehicle that offers you everything you could want in a luxurious car that is centered on performance. It does deliver stellar performance without compromising on interior comfort and overall appeal, providing you with a well-rounded driving experience. The Taycan is a great choice as it keeps up to the standards of a Porsche.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Taycan Test Drive Today?

If you are keen on experiencing the luxury package of power and comfort that the 2021 Porsche Taycan has to offer, 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 Porsche Taycan test drive appointment.


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