Which LEV Handles Better, the Porsche Taycan or the Model S?

June 22nd, 2022 by

The Porsche Taycan is considered one of the best-handling luxury electric vehicles available in 2022. All Taycan models significantly outperform the Tesla Model S in handling.

The new Tesla Model S is making headlines for its high speeds. But it’s hard to make headlines for exceptional handling. There’s no big round number like “200 MPH” to get people excited about your vehicle’s steering and driving capabilities. But exceptional steering is a quality we all should look for in our vehicles. At Ray Catena Auto Group, we can help you test drive an LEV and experience the handling for yourself.

Among luxury electric vehicles, few models handle better than the Porsche Taycan. Porsche has long been known for its exceptional craftsmanship in luxury vehicles. They have brought that same quality to their EV, the Taycan. Here’s how the Taycan compares to the Tesla Model S in terms of handling.

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Porsche has decades of experience designing high-quality vehicles, and it shows in the Taycan. The Porsche Taycan is lightweight, powerful, and aerodynamic. This means it can reach high speeds without sacrificing any control. Porsche was able to achieve this handling, in part, by placing as much weight as possible close to the ground. Electric vehicles tend to be heavier than gas cars because electric batteries weigh more than a gas engine. But by keeping the weight low to the ground, the Taycan is able to remain agile at all times.

That is not to say that Porsche didn’t also dedicate time and technology to perfecting the Taycan’s steering. Advanced precision technology enables drivers to stay in complete control even as the Taycan reaches its impressive top speeds. The fastest Taycan models can reach speeds up to 161 MPH.

Lastly, the Taycan has a durable, sturdy suspension which helps maintain stable handling in any conditions. And if all this was not enough, Porsche also provides a handful of standard safety features. These include lane keep assist and lane departure warning, which should help Taycan drivers feel even more secure in their vehicle’s handling.

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Tesla Model S Handling

While the Tesla Model S excels in many areas, including speed and range, it does not get rave reviews for its handling.  Reviewers have suggested that the suspension and steering make the Model S a bit stiffer when changing direction. And some have also suggested that the Model S performs quite poorly in handling at top speeds. According to reviews, the Model S drifts and struggles to stay in its lane when traveling above 150 MPH. This diminishes the EV’s high-speed capabilities just slightly, as it becomes unsafe to drive at that range.

While the Model S may have inferior handling capabilities compared to the Taycan, it does not handle poorly. The Taycan is simply the industry leader in this category. The Model S also has self-handling capabilities which, when combined with other smart driving capabilities, makes it very safe to drive.


Both the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S are standout luxury electric vehicles. While the Model S excels at many things, the Porsche Taycan that sets the industry standard for handling capabilities.

Winner: Porsche Taycan

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