Comparison: 2024 Tesla Model S vs. 2025 Porsche Taycan

Is the new Porsche Taycan, which costs more, superior to the Tesla Model S? To determine the solution, we compare them both impartially.

Porsche has presented a redesigned 2025 Taycan pure-electric vehicle with new style, electric motors, a larger battery, greater power, and additional refinement for quicker charging. Porsche has also unveiled the Taycan Turbo GT, which outperformed the Tesla Model S Plaid on the Nurburgring lap time. However, the regular Taycan delivers amazing performance; how does it compare to the standard Tesla Model S? To determine this, we compare two electric four-door cars.

Porsche Taycan Vs Tesla Model S: Performance And Capability

The 2025 Porsche Taycan and Taycan 4S come standard with an 89 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which can be upgraded to a 105 kWh pack for increased range. The Taycan’s standard model has a single permanent magnet synchronous motor positioned on the back wheel, as well as a 2-speed gearbox for increased efficiency. The Taycan 4S adds another electric motor to the front axle to provide all-wheel drive. However, the front motor uses a single-speed direct drive arrangement.

The Tesla Model S comes standard with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, which includes two permanent magnet synchronous motors, however both employ a single-speed direct drive system. The battery of the Model S is said to be a 100 kWh lithium-ion pa

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Base Powertrain Comparison

2025 Porsche Taycan2024 Tesla Model S
Engine/MotorSingle Rear / Dual Front & Rear Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor(s)Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motors
Horsepower402 HP / 469 HP / 522 HP / 562 HP / 670 HP / 750 HP670 HP
Torque254 LB-FT / 263 LB-FT / 472 LB-FT / 479 LB-FT / 626 LB-FT / 774 LB-FT755 LB-FT
DrivetrainRWD / AWDAWD
Transmission2-Speed Dog-Ring Rear / 1-Speed FrontSingle-Speed Direct Drive
Range208 Miles / 242 Miles / 206 Miles / 235 Miles / 238 Miles / 222 Miles405 Miles

The standard Taycan with an 89 kWh battery is set to produce 402 horsepower and 302 pound-foot of torque. The 105 kWh long-range Taycan produces 429 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Similarly, the Taycan 4S comes in two power outputs: 536 horsepower and 513 lb-ft of torque or 590 hp and 524 lb-ft. Tesla claims the Model S’s dual-motor system produces 670 horsepower and 755 pound-feet of torque.

Full Performance Specifications

Porsche TaycanPorsche Taycan 4STesla Model S
Transmission2-Speed Transmission Rear AxleSingle-Speed Transmission Front Axle, 2-Speed Transmission Rear Axle1-Speed Direct Drive
Horsepower402-429 HP536-590 HP670 HP
Torque302-310 LB-FT513-524 LB-FT755 LB-FT
Motor1 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor2 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors2 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors
Battery89 – 105 kWh Lithium-Ion89 – 105 kWh Lithium-Ion100 kWh Lithium-Ion
DriveSingle Motor RWDDual-Motor AWDDual-Motor AWD
Fuel Economy (CMB)NANA120 MPGe
RangeUpto 364 MilesUpto 364 MilesUp to 405 miles
0-60 MPH4.5 sec3.5 sec3.1 sec
Top Speed142 MPH155 MPH130 MPH

Porsche claims the normal Taycan can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, while the Taycan 4S reduces that time by a whole second to 3.5. While the Model S Plaid is the quickest Tesla available, the basic Model S is still faster than the Taycan, taking 3.1 seconds. Although the Tesla Model S has a peak speed of 130 mph, the Taycan 4S can achieve 155 mph.

Fuel Economy

The new 2025 Taycan has not been approved by the EPA for economy or range. However, Porsche claims the updated Taycan can travel up to 364 kilometers on a single charge, although on the generous European WLTP cycle. However, the EPA has rated the base Model S at up to 405 miles. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Model S is predicted to get 120 MPGe combined.

ModelPorsche TaycanTesla Model S
EngineSingle Motor RWDDual-Motor AWD
CityNA124 MPGe
HighwayNA115 MPGe
CombinedNA120 MPGe

Interior Design And Technology

The Taycan’s interior has up to four displays and is entirely free of traditional switches and buttons. All of the car dynamics and HVAC systems are controlled from the bottom touchscreen on the center console. The menus and interface take some time to get used to. The low-slung form makes it difficult to get into and out of the car, particularly in the back. The sloping roofline also reduces the vehicle’s back headroom. However, the Taycan’s outward view is excellent; even with a narrow rear window, rear sight is unobstructed.

The controversial Tesla yoke was launched with the Model S Plaid, and while it has since been replaced as standard with a regular wheel, it is still available as an option for the Model S. The loss of indicator and wiper stalks, as well as the features now incorporated into the steering wheel, making it confusing to use. The menu arrangement of the infotainment system is difficult to use, particularly when driving. Space in the Model S is decent for a mid-size car, but not abundant. The glass roof provides plenty of headroom in the interior, although the back seats might feel tight on extended rides.

Porsche Taycan Vs. Tesla Model S Technology Comparison

Porsche Taycan
Source: Porsche

The Porsche Taycan comes standard with a 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as navigation. The driver also features a 16.8-inch completely digital curved instrument panel, which replicates the original Porsche gauge cluster. The Taycan’s center console also features a touchscreen panel for controlling different car functions. Porsche also provides a touchscreen on the dash in front of the front passenger as an option.

Tesla Model S
Source: Tesla

The Model S features a big 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The touchscreen allows you to navigate using Google Maps. However, none of Tesla’s vehicles are equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The Model S’s sleek cabin is free of buttons and switches, with even the car’s gear selection operated by touchscreen. The driver also includes a digital gauge cluster as standard. Tesla also includes a back entertainment screen that serves as a game console, as well as wireless smartphone chargers and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Interior Room And Cargo Capacity

The Taycan’s sleek, swooping look is undeniably appealing, but one of the downsides of Porsche’s four-door electric sedan is a lack of luggage room. The Porsche Taycan’s basic load capacity is 14.3 cubic feet, which can be increased to 42.8 cubic feet by folding the rear seats. However, the Tesla Model S has a bigger base cargo area of 25 cubic feet, which can be expanded to 61.4 cubic feet. Even the Taycan’s 2.9 cu ft trunk is smaller than the Model S’s 3.1 cu ft trunk.

Source: Tesla

Cargo Space Comparison

VehiclePorsche TaycanTesla Model S
Standard Capacity14.3 Cubic-Feet25 Cubic-Feet
Seats Laid Down42.8 Cubic-Feet61.4 Cubic-Feet
Frunk Capacity2.9 Cubic-Feet3.1 Cubic-Feet

Safety and dependability

The NHTSA and IIHS have not crash tested the new 2025 Porsche Taycan. However, the Tesla Model S was last tested in 2017. Because the Model S has not undergone any substantial alterations since, the findings apply to the 2024 model as well. At the time, the IIHS gave the Tesla Model S an overall ‘Acceptable’ grade.

Porsche Taycan Safety

Source: Porsche

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings

Overall RatingNA
Overall Front Crash RatingNA
Overall Side Crash RatingNA
Rollover RatingNA
  • Recalls (NHTSA): # 0
  • NHTSA Investigations: # 0
  • NHTSA Consumer Complaints: 0
  • Awards: NA

Tesla Model S Safety

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings

Overall RatingNA
Overall Front Crash RatingNA
Overall Side Crash RatingNA
Rollover Rating
  • Recalls (NHTSA): # 0
  • NHTSA Investigations: # 0
  • NHTSA Consumer Complaints: 0
  • Awards: NA

Reliability Comparison

The NHTSA has no record of recalls, investigations, or consumer complaints for the 2024 Tesla Model S or the 2025 Porsche Taycan. When it comes to warranties, Porsche provides a 4-year / 50,000 standard warranty that includes the drivetrain warranty and roadside assistance. While Porsche provides an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty for the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery, it also protects the vehicle’s metal body with a corrosion warranty of up to 12 years. Tesla provides equivalent coverage for the Model S, however the battery is covered for up to 8 years or 150,000 miles.


VehiclePorsche TaycanTesla Model S
Basic Warranty4 Years / 50,000 Miles4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain Warranty4 Years / 50,000 Miles4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Battery Warranty8 Years / 100,000 Miles8 Years / 150,000 Miles
Corrosion Warranty12 Years / Unlimited miles12 Years / Unlimited miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years / 50,000 Miles4 Years / 50,000 Miles


The basic 2025 Porsche Taycan begins at $99,400. The Taycan 4S is more powerful and quicker, costing $118,500. However, upgrading to the 105 kWh extended range Performance Battery Plus pack costs $5,570-5,780, while the all-wheel-steering option adds $1,330. The fixed glass roof costs $1,540, while the panoramic roof with variable light control costs $4,760.

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The base Tesla Model S costs $74,990, which is much less than the Taycan. However, like the Porsche, the Model S has a long and pricey list of options. For example, if you prefer a color other than Stealth Black, such as Pearl White, Deep Blue Metallic, or Solid Black, you’ll have to pay an additional $1,500, whilst Ultra Red costs $2,500. The addition to 21-inch wheels costs $4,500 more, but it reduces range. The standard all-black interior may be changed to white and black, or cream, for an additional $2,000. The Tesla yoke costs $1,000. Tesla sells Enhanced Autopilot for $6,000, while Full Self Drive Capability costs $12,000.

Trim Pricing Comparison

Porsche TaycanTesla Model S
Taycan$99,400Model S$74,990
Taycan 4S$118,500

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