2022 Porsche Taycan vs. 2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Porsche Taycan vs. 2022 Tesla Model S
2022 Porsche Taycan


2022 Tesla Model S
$86,700 MSRP

Starting Price

$99,900 MSRP

Hands-free Power Liftgate

Requires Upgrade

Apple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™

Not Available
Genuine Partial Leather


Synthetic Leather

The 2022 Tesla Model S is a powerful and capable electric vehicle, but it’s no Porsche. If you’re searching for an EV that will have you grinning from ear to ear each time you get behind the wheel, we think the 2022 Porsche Taycan is bound to feel like a better fit. That’s partly because the Taycan has a lower starting price, a stronger standard feature suite, and better interior build quality—but it’s also because the Taycan handles exactly like a Porsche should! Our 2022 Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S matchup covers everything you need to know.

2022 Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S: Price & Value

The 2022 Porsche Taycan is offered in a very wide range of trims and configurations, but it notches an easy win in this comparison because its entry-level model is significantly less expensive than the most accessible Model S. You’ll spend at least $99,900 MSRP to bring home the Tesla, but the Porsche EV costs as little as $86,700 MSRP. Unlike Tesla buyers, those who choose the Porsche can also benefit from Federal EV Tax credits of up to $7,500.

Moreover, although you might expect the more expensive vehicle to win out where luxury is concerned, the opposite is actually true. When you compare the Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S on interior features, you’ll see that the Tesla is missing all of the following Taycan standard features:

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • 16.8-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Genuine partial leather upholstery
  • And more

Still on the fence? Reviewers are in agreement that the interior of the Tesla Model S leaves a lot to be desired—especially when measured against the cabin of the Taycan. In fact, we think the experts at the U.S. News said it best: “the Taycan features a much more upscale interior with better fit and finish, despite a starting price that’s much lower (about $12,000) than the Tesla’s”.

2022 Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S: Performance

The Tesla Model S has made a name for itself by offering plenty of power, an excellent range, and impressive acceleration times—but when the driver’s enjoyment is on the line, it’s Porsche that comes out ahead.

You shouldn’t just take our word for it, however. Although we think that every EV buyer should find out how the Taycan handles the roads of Los Angeles and Arcadia, reviewers have already made a strong case for the Taycan’s superiority:

  • Car & Driver: “There will always be comparisons to the Tesla Model S, especially with the Porsche’s comparatively short estimated range, but the 2022 Taycan is unquestionably the more thrilling alternative.”
  • U.S. News: “ The Model S feels stable around turns, and its steering is quick but fairly numb. The brakes are generally fine, but be sure to give them plenty of time to cool down after some aggressive acceleration.”

Curious about the powertrain options in the Taycan? Compare our EV to the Audi e-Tron® to learn more.

Configure Your New Porsche Taycan with Rusnak/Pasadena!

If comparing the Tesla Model S vs. Porsche Taycan has convinced you that our model has more to offer, you should know that it’s easy to start your purchase at home in Pasadena or Glendale. Start exploring the range of available Taycan color options to start customizing your model today, and when you’re ready to take the next steps, you can reserve your chosen model online!


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