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Compare Kia K9 II vs Porsche Taycan

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Neoscore
76%
94%
Pros
  • Superb styling with elegance and sportiness
  • Naturally-aspirated V8 still available
  • Multi-link suspensions all-around
  • Great performance
  • Up to 424km electric range
  • Excellent 0.22 drag coefficient
  • Good handling
  • Great design
Cons
  • Kia is getting addicted to AWD
  • Reliability concerns

Variants

3.3 T-GDI
3.3 T-GDI AWD
3.8 GDI
3.8 GDI AWD
5.0 GDI AWD
Taycan 4S Performance
Taycan 4S Performance Plus
Taycan GTS Performance Plus
Taycan Performance
Taycan Performance Plus
Taycan Turbo
Taycan Turbo S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
366 L (rear) / 81 L (front)Taycan 4S Performance407 L / 14.4 cu-ftTaycan 4S Performance Plus407 L / 14.4 cu-ftTaycan GTS Performance Plus405 L / 14.3 cu-ftTaycan Performance407 L / 14.4 cu-ftTaycan Performance Plus407 L / 14.4 cu-ftTaycan Turbo366 L / 12.9 cu-ftTaycan Turbo S366 L / 12.9 cu-ft
Passengers
5
4
Payload
Taycan 4S Performance740 kg / 1631 lbsTaycan 4S Performance Plus660 kg / 1455 lbsTaycan GTS Performance Plus547 kg / 1206 lbsTaycan Performance745 kg / 1642 lbsTaycan Performance Plus665 kg / 1466 lbsTaycan Turbo575 kg / 1268 lbsTaycan Turbo S575 kg / 1268 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Taycan 4S PerformanceVentilated discs, 360x36 mmTaycan 4S Performance PlusVentilated discs, 360x36 mmTaycan GTS Performance PlusVentilated discs, 360 mmTaycan PerformanceVentilated discs, 360x36 mmTaycan Performance PlusVentilated discs, 360x36 mmTaycan TurboVentilated discs, 415x40 mmTaycan Turbo SVentilated discs, 420x40 mm
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Taycan 4S PerformanceVentilated discs, 358x28 mmTaycan 4S Performance PlusVentilated discs, 358x28 mmTaycan GTS Performance PlusVentilated discs, 358 mmTaycan PerformanceVentilated discs, 358x28 mmTaycan Performance PlusVentilated discs, 358x28 mmTaycan TurboVentilated discs, 365x28 mmTaycan Turbo SVentilated discs, 410x32 mm
Offroad | Approach Angle
Taycan 4S Performance11.2 degTaycan 4S Performance Plus11.2 degTaycan GTS Performance Plus11.2 degTaycan Performance11.2 degTaycan Performance Plus11.2 degTaycan Turbo11.2 degTaycan Turbo S11.0 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
Taycan 4S Performance10.5 degTaycan 4S Performance Plus10.5 degTaycan GTS Performance Plus10.5 degTaycan Performance10.5 degTaycan Performance Plus10.5 degTaycan Turbo10.6 degTaycan Turbo S10.5 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
Taycan 4S Performance14.3 degTaycan 4S Performance Plus14.3 degTaycan GTS Performance Plus14.3 degTaycan Performance14.3 degTaycan Performance Plus14.3 degTaycan Turbo14.8 degTaycan Turbo S14.1 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
3.3 T-GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.3 T-GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W3.8 GDI AWD245/50 R18, 245/45 R19 98W, 275/40 R19 101W5.0 GDI AWD275/40 R19 101W
Taycan 4S PerformanceFront wheel tires: 225/55 R19 Rear wheel tires: 275/45 R19Taycan 4S Performance PlusFront wheel tires: 225/55 R19 Rear wheel tires: 275/45 R19Taycan GTS Performance PlusFront wheel tires: 255/40 R20 Rear wheel tires: 295/35 R20Taycan PerformanceFront wheel tires: 225/55 R19 Rear wheel tires: 275/45 R19Taycan Performance PlusFront wheel tires: 225/55 R19 Rear wheel tires: 275/45 R19Taycan TurboFront wheel tires: 245/45 R20 Rear wheel tires: 285/40 R20Taycan Turbo SFront wheel tires: 265/35 R21 Rear wheel tires: 305/30 R21
Turning Circle
11.2 mTaycan 4S Performance11.2 m / 36.7 ftTaycan 4S Performance Plus11.2 m / 36.7 ftTaycan GTS Performance Plus11.7 m / 38.4 ftTaycan Performance11.2 m / 36.7 ftTaycan Performance Plus11.2 m / 36.7 ftTaycan Turbo11.2 m / 36.7 ftTaycan Turbo S11.2 m / 36.7 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
93.4 kWhTaycan 4S Performance79.2 kWh (gross) | 71.0 kWh (net)Taycan 4S Performance Plus93.4 kWh (gross) | 83.7 kWh (net)Taycan GTS Performance Plus93.4 kWh (gross)Taycan Performance79.2 kWh (gross) | 71.0 kWh (net)Taycan Performance Plus93.4 kWh (gross) | 83.7 kWh (net)Taycan Turbo93.4 kWh (gross) | 83.7 kWh (net)Taycan Turbo S93.4 kWh (gross) | 83.7 kWh (net)
Battery | Type
Lithium-ion
Battery | Voltage
800.0 V
Body Style
4-door Sedan
Taycan 4S Performance4-door battery-electric SedanTaycan 4S Performance Plus4-door battery-electric SedanTaycan GTS Performance Plus5-door battery-electric SedanTaycan Performance4-door battery-electric SedanTaycan Performance Plus4-door battery-electric SedanTaycan Turbo4-door battery-electric SedanTaycan Turbo S4-door battery-electric Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
Taycan 4S Performance127 mm / 5.0 inTaycan 4S Performance Plus127 mm / 5.0 inTaycan GTS Performance Plus127 mm / 5.0 inTaycan Performance127 mm / 5.0 inTaycan Performance Plus127 mm / 5.0 inTaycan Turbo128 mm / 5.0 inTaycan Turbo S126 mm / 5.0 in
Size | Height
1490 mm / 58.7 in
1378-1381 mmTaycan 4S Performance1379 mm / 54.3 inTaycan 4S Performance Plus1379 mm / 54.3 inTaycan GTS Performance Plus1382 mm / 54.4 inTaycan Performance1395 mm / 54.9 inTaycan Performance Plus1394 mm / 54.9 inTaycan Turbo1381 mm / 54.4 inTaycan Turbo S1378 mm / 54.3 in
Size | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
4963 mm / 195.4 in
Size | Width
1915 mm / 75.4 in
1966 mmTaycan 4S Performance1966 mm / 77.4 in | 2144 mm / 84.4 in (mirror unfolded)Taycan 4S Performance Plus1966 mm / 77.4 in | 2144 mm / 84.4 in (mirror unfolded)Taycan GTS Performance Plus2146 mm / 84.5 in | 1969 mm / 77.5 in (mirror folded)Taycan Performance1966 mm / 77.4 in | 2144 mm / 84.4 in (mirror unfolded)Taycan Performance Plus1966 mm / 77.4 in | 2144 mm / 84.4 in (mirror unfolded)Taycan Turbo1966 mm / 77.4 in | 2144 mm / 84.4 in (mirror unfolded)Taycan Turbo S1966 mm / 77.4 in | 2144 mm / 84.4 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
3.3 T-GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.3 T-GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI1629.0 mm / 64.1 in3.8 GDI AWD1629.0 mm / 64.1 in5.0 GDI AWD1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
Taycan 4S Performance1710.0 mm / 67.3 inTaycan 4S Performance Plus1710.0 mm / 67.3 inTaycan GTS Performance Plus1710.0 mm / 67.3 inTaycan Performance1710.0 mm / 67.3 inTaycan Performance Plus1710.0 mm / 67.3 inTaycan Turbo1702.0 mm / 67.0 inTaycan Turbo S1690.0 mm / 66.5 in
Track Width | Rear
1639.0 mm / 64.5 in
Taycan 4S Performance1694.0 mm / 66.7 inTaycan 4S Performance Plus1694.0 mm / 66.7 inTaycan GTS Performance Plus1694.0 mm / 66.7 inTaycan Performance1694.0 mm / 66.7 inTaycan Performance Plus1694.0 mm / 66.7 inTaycan Turbo1667.0 mm / 65.6 inTaycan Turbo S1655.0 mm / 65.2 in
Weight
3.3 T-GDI2015.0 kg / 4442.3 lbs3.3 T-GDI AWD2085.0 kg / 4596.6 lbs3.8 GDI1915.0 kg / 4221.9 lbs3.8 GDI AWD1985.0 kg / 4376.2 lbs5.0 GDI AWD2165.0 kg / 4773.0 lbs
Taycan 4S Performance2140.0 kg / 4717.9 lbsTaycan 4S Performance Plus2220.0 kg / 4894.3 lbsTaycan GTS Performance Plus2303.0 kg / 5077.2 lbsTaycan Performance2050.0 kg / 4519.5 lbsTaycan Performance Plus2130.0 kg / 4695.8 lbsTaycan Turbo2305.0 kg / 5081.7 lbsTaycan Turbo S2295.0 kg / 5059.6 lbs
Wheel Size
3.3 T-GDI18 in, 19 in3.3 T-GDI AWD18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI18 in, 19 in3.8 GDI AWD18 in, 19 in5.0 GDI AWD19 in
Taycan 4S PerformanceFront wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 10J x 19Taycan 4S Performance PlusFront wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 10J x 19Taycan GTS Performance PlusFront wheel rims: 9J x 20 Rear wheel rims: 11J x 20Taycan PerformanceFront wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 10J x 19Taycan Performance PlusFront wheel rims: 8J x 19 Rear wheel rims: 10J x 19Taycan TurboFront wheel rims: 9J x 20 Rear wheel rims: 11J x 20Taycan Turbo SFront wheel rims: 9.5J x 21 Rear wheel rims: 11.5J x 21
Wheelbase
3105 mm / 122.2 in
2900 mmTaycan 4S Performance2900 mm / 114.2 inTaycan 4S Performance Plus2900 mm / 114.2 inTaycan GTS Performance Plus2901 mm / 114.2 inTaycan Performance2900 mm / 114.2 inTaycan Performance Plus2900 mm / 114.2 inTaycan Turbo2900 mm / 114.2 inTaycan Turbo S2900 mm / 114.2 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
Taycan 4S Performance4.0 secTaycan 4S Performance Plus4.0 secTaycan GTS Performance Plus3.7 secTaycan Performance5.4 secTaycan Performance Plus5.4 secTaycan Turbo3.2 secTaycan Turbo S2.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
Taycan 4S Performance3.8 secTaycan 4S Performance Plus3.8 secTaycan GTS Performance Plus3.5 secTaycan Performance5.1 secTaycan Performance Plus5.1 secTaycan Turbo3.0 secTaycan Turbo S2.6 sec
CO2 Emission
3.3 T-GDI199 g/km3.3 T-GDI AWD213 g/km3.8 GDI192 ~ 196 g/km3.8 GDI AWD204 ~ 207 g/km5.0 GDI AWD231 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
Taycan 4S Performance0.22Taycan 4S Performance Plus0.22Taycan GTS Performance Plus0.22Taycan Performance0.22Taycan Performance Plus0.22Taycan Turbo0.22Taycan Turbo S0.25
Electric Range
Taycan 4S Performance335.0 km / 208.2 miTaycan 4S Performance Plus389.0 km / 241.7 miTaycan GTS Performance Plus424.0 km / 263.5 miTaycan Performance354.0 km / 220.0 miTaycan Performance Plus407.0 km / 252.9 miTaycan Turbo381.0 km / 236.7 miTaycan Turbo S390.0 km / 242.3 mi
Fuel Economy
21 mpg3.3 T-GDI11.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (combined) | 13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (urban) | 9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (highway)3.3 T-GDI AWD12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 14.2 L/100km / 16.6 MPG (urban) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (combined) | 12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (urban) | 9.1 L/100km / 25.8 MPG (highway)3.8 GDI AWD11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)5.0 GDI AWD13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (combined) | 15.6 L/100km / 15.1 MPG (urban) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
Taycan 4S Performance250.0 km/h / 155.3 mphTaycan 4S Performance Plus250.0 km/h / 155.3 mphTaycan GTS Performance Plus249.0 km/h / 154.7 mphTaycan Performance230.0 km/h / 142.9 mphTaycan Performance Plus230.0 km/h / 142.9 mphTaycan Turbo260.0 km/h / 161.6 mphTaycan Turbo S260.0 km/h / 161.6 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
3.3 T-GDIRear-wheel drive3.3 T-GDI AWDAll-wheel drive3.8 GDIRear-wheel drive3.8 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive5.0 GDI AWDAll-wheel drive
Taycan 4S PerformanceFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveTaycan 4S Performance PlusFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveTaycan GTS Performance PlusRear-wheel driveTaycan PerformanceRear-engine (transverse), Rear-wheel driveTaycan Performance PlusRear-engine (transverse), Rear-wheel driveTaycan TurboFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveTaycan Turbo SFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Engine
3.3 T-GDIG6DH3.3 T-GDI AWDG6DH3.8 GDIG6DJ3.8 GDI AWDG6DJ5.0 GDI AWDG8BE
Engine | Displacement
3.3 T-GDI3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.3 T-GDI AWD3.3 L / 203.9 cu-in / 3342.0 cc3.8 GDI3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc3.8 GDI AWD3.8 L / 230.5 cu-in / 3778.0 cc5.0 GDI AWD5.0 L / 307.4 cu-in / 5038.0 cc
Engine | Power
3.3 T-GDI370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD370.0 hp / 275.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD315.0 hp / 234.9 kW @ 6000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD425.0 hp / 316.9 kW @ 6000 rpm
Taycan 4S Performance408 hp / 304.2 kWTaycan 4S Performance Plus408 hp / 304.2 kWTaycan GTS Performance Plus408 hp / 304.2 kWTaycan Performance408 hp / 304.2 kWTaycan Performance Plus476 hp / 355.0 kW
Engine | Specific Output
3.3 T-GDI110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.3 T-GDI AWD110.7 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in3.8 GDI AWD83.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in5.0 GDI AWD84.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Torque
3.3 T-GDI510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.3 T-GDI AWD510 Nm / 376.2 lb-ft @ 1300-4500 rpm3.8 GDI397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm3.8 GDI AWD397 Nm / 292.8 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm5.0 GDI AWD520 Nm / 383.5 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Taycan 4S PerformanceLaunch: 850 NmTaycan 4S Performance PlusLaunch: 1050 Nm
Engine | Type
3.3 T-GDITurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.3 T-GDI AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDINaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine3.8 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 engine5.0 GDI AWDNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V8 engine
2x AC Electric motors
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
2-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
Automatic

Production

Availability
3.3 T-GDI20183.3 T-GDI AWD20183.8 GDI20183.8 GDI AWD20185.0 GDI AWD2018 ~ 2021
Taycan 4S Performance2020Taycan 4S Performance Plus2020Taycan GTS Performance Plus2022Taycan Performance2021Taycan Performance Plus2021Taycan Turbo2020Taycan Turbo S2020
Debut
2018 New York Auto Show
2019 Frankfurt Motor Show
Made In
South Korea
Germany
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