2021 Porsche Taycan vs Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Comparison in Columbus, OH

Are you ready to transform your commute with a fully-electric vehicle? Or, do you still need the flexibility and range of a gas-burning engine? When you're looking for an electric car or a plug-in hybrid with the performance and style that only Porsche can provide, you've got more options than you might realize. The headline-making 2021 Porsche Taycan is the first pure-electric Porsche, with more affordable trim levels now available to suit more buyers and budgets. Or, choose the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and get both a powerful twin-turbo V6 engine and a hybrid electric motor for greater range and performance in a more traditional package. In the side-by-side comparison below, we'll help you decide which electrified Porsche model is the right fit for you and your family.

2021 Porsche Taycan vs Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Exterior

Porsche Taycan vs. Panamera E-Hybrid: Size & Style

While Porsche is perhaps best known for sporty coupes and convertibles, both the 2021 Porsche Taycan and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid are spacious and luxurious sedans. Instead of a bench rear seat, both the Panamera E-Hybrid and Taycan provide individual rear seats for front-seat levels of comfort no matter where you're sitting.

Both vehicles in our comparison provide 14.3 cubic feet of trunk space, plenty of room for the day's shopping or a weekend's worth of bags -- however, without the need for a bulky engine under the hood, the 2021 Porsche Taycan provides a handy front storage area for even greater versatility.

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2021 Porsche Taycan vs Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Interior

Porsche Taycan vs. Panamera E-Hybrid: Features & Technology

Based on its totally gas-powered counterparts, the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has a more traditional interior. In the gauge cluster, the tachometer takes center-stage, while acid green accents remind you you're driving a sophisticated hybrid, not just any Porsche. You'll find a central touchscreen with built-in Apple CarPlay™, Bluetooth® and navigation -- but in the center console sit familiar analog buttons for climate controls and more.

By contrast, the 2021 Porsche Taycan feels utterly futuristic unlike anything you've seen before from a Porsche. Its all-digital gauge cluster can be customized to keep the information you need at your fingertips. In the center console, virtually every control has been replaced with an intuitive, responsive touchscreen system. Even the passenger can have their own infotainment display.

Of course, what these two vehicles have in common is the use of premium materials and quality engineering with precision attention to detail. You'll enjoy spending time behind the wheel in either model -- it's just a question of which one suits your personality.

Porsche Taycan vs. Panamera E-Hybrid: Performance

The entry-level 2021 Porsche Taycan is rear-wheel drive motivated by a single electric motor. A two-speed transmission helps the Taycan provide instantaneous acceleration. Or, upgrade to a more powerful Taycan 4S model featuring dual motors and all-wheel drive for even more quickness. Being an electric car, the Taycan delivers instant torque with no lag. Standard driving range is 200 miles, or you can get a little bit more performance as well as up to 225 miles of range with the available battery upgrade.

Instead, the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid combines a smaller electric hybrid system with a traditional gas-burning motor. The full name is a mouthful, but the "4" indicates standard all-wheel drive. An 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission delivers quick, smooth shifts while the hybrid system helps provide plenty of quickness off the line. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid also provides more standard horsepower and torque than the entry-level Taycan. Though, if it's performance you crave, the available Taycan Turbo models provide true supercar quickness without burning a drop of fuel.

For a smooth ride over rough pavement and balanced handling, both vehicles come standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management, adjusting suspension damping force in real time. As optional upgrades, both vehicles can also be equipped with carbon ceramic brakes and bigger calipers for track-ready stopping power.

2021 Porsche Taycan vs Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Features

Porsche Taycan vs. Panamera E-Hybrid: Safety

With vivid LED headlights as standard, both the 2021 Porsche Taycan and Panamera E-Hybrid provide the best visibility in the dark -- and with a distinct rear LED light bar shared by both models, they're both easily seen by other drivers with you on the road.

Best of all, you can get the latest and greatest in Porsche driver assist technology on both models. Whether you opt for the plug-in hybrid or the full-electric, both vehicles can be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control featuring Traffic Jam Assist and Porsche InnoDrive. This system uses GPS data to prep the car for whatever lies ahead -- for the most confident, comfortable cruising experience ever.

The 2021 Porsche Taycan does have one exclusive safety trick: with Active Parking Support, the new Taycan can even park itself in a parallel or perpendicular parking spot. For added peace of mind when parking streetside or in a cramped downtown parking garage.

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Take An Unforgettable Test Drive Today At Porsche Columbus

With the entry-level 2021 Porsche Taycan starting at an MSRP of just $79,900, Porsche performance from an electric car is more accessible than ever. But, if you need the greater flexibility and range of a plug-in hybrid, you can still enjoy all the latest technology and luxurious Porsche comfort and quality from the 2021 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. That model has a starting MSRP of $103,800 while traditional Panamera models start at just $87,200. We invite you to come see both remarkable vehicles side-by-side during a test drive or two at Porsche Columbus. It's the only way to truly appreciate the precision engineering of a powerful Porsche.

2021 Porsche Taycan2021 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid
$79,900Starting MSRP*$103,800
402Standard Horsepower455 (Combined)
263 (w/ Launch Control)Standard Torque (lb.-ft.)516 (Combined)
5.1 (w/ Launch Control)0-60 MPH Acceleration (Seconds)4.2 (w/ Sport Chrono Package)
Electric MotorPowertrainHybrid Electric w/ Twin-Turbo V6
14.3 Rear / 2.8 FrontCargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)14.3
StandardPorsche Dynamic Light System+Available Upgrade
StandardPorsche Active Suspension ManagementStandard
StandardAutomatic Climate Control w/ Activated Carbon FilterStandard
Available UpgradeNight Vision Assist Available Upgrade

*The Total Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) shown excludes taxes, title, registration, other optional or regionally required equipment, and dealer charges. The price and availability of Individually Commissioned Equipment (CXX) can be determined only after review and analysis by the manufacturer. Actual selling prices are set by dealers and may vary.