Whilst the Porsche brand is synonymous with performance, it must be said that nothing combines practicality with a sports car feeling quite like a Porsche.
Here we outline some of the best options for you and your family. Don’t want to give up your GT-inspired driving experiences but extra family members require more space?
Look no further than Porsche models including the Cayenne, Macan, Panamera and Taycan. All combine luxury with space and functionality in a seamless way that you forget you’re not driving an out and out sports car. From road trips to country walks, Porsche has got you covered with a range of model options, but which is best?
The Porsche Macan: Dynamic, Sporty and Stylish
The Porsche Macan arrives complete with a dynamic, sleek exterior that offers both practicality and performance in one premium package. As a more compact option to its iconic sibling, the Cayenne, the Macan is the perfect example to showcase how fun a 4x4 can be. Shades of 911 styling blend seamlessly with a muscly exterior to create the ultimate sporty compact SUV.
With impressive suspension that refuses to transmit bumps from the road into the cabin, it is a treat to go for long distance journeys in the Porsche Macan. Whilst the interior is optimised for comfort and convenience, the performance of the Macan remains class leading: dash controls are ergonomically placed, driver ride height is perfectly measured and the pedals are perfectly weighted to provide the ultimate driving experience.
The Porsche Cayenne: The Iconic SUV
When you think of performance-focused 4x4s, you think of the Porsche Cayenne. The instantly recognisable Cayenne has remarkable prowess on the road and an interior that is fit to match. The Cayenne can be enhanced by intuitive optional extras like corner control, air shifting-spoilers and switchable driving modes for those looking to satisfy their performance urge.
Whilst the Cayenne is the largest model in the current Porsche range, it still boasts some incredible performance statistics. The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model can accelerate from 0-62mph in an eyebrow-raising 3.8 seconds - not what you would expect from an SUV. With high quality brakes available in either tungsten or ceramic, you can expect the Cayenne to come to a stop almost as quickly as it goes. It can be difficult to decide which Cayenne is the perfect match for your everyday needs, whether that is a SUV or a Coupé. With the SUV derivative, you get the added bonus of up to 772 litres of storage compared to 592 litres in the Coupé.
The Porsche Panamera: The Sports Car For Four
As the ultimate sports car for four, The Porsche Panamera looks at home in the countryside as much as it does in the city. With flowing curves, the Panamera looks equally stunning in the saloon or Sport Turismo body styles. Complete with an abundance of driving technology, the Panamera fits the driver’s mould: the focus on performance is clear to see. The Panamera is available in petrol, diesel, and hybrid engines - all capable of producing the stereotypical Porsche acceleration and responsiveness that we have come to expect from this fabled brand.
The interior is packed full with the latest technology, including a comprehensive array of driving information and diagnostic equipment. The hatchback boot allows for plenty of room when transporting everything you need for a family day out. Whether you are taking the dog for a walk on the beach or driving into town for dinner, no matter the occasion, the Panamera never ceases to impress.
The Porsche Taycan: Soul Electrified
As the latest member of the Porsche family, the all-electric Porsche Taycan is the perfect car for families looking to make the change from internal combustion to electric. Whilst the Taycan is the first fully electric car from the brand, it still gives you everything that you would expect from a Porsche. Impressive handling, class-leading interior luxury and supreme performance.
With the optional 4+1 seat package, the Taycan is transformed into the ultimate 5-seat performance car. The Taycan Cross Turismo and Sport Turismo body styles offer greater flexibility with more space in the rear boot, which can be extended from 446 litres to a total of 1212 litres. This makes it possible to enjoy weekends with ample storage for a range of activities, whilst also suiting the demands of everyday family life.
Thinking of taking your Taycan on a longer journey? The Porsche Charging Planner picks the optimal route for you, considering current charge time, charge status, nearby charging stations, thus leaving you with every opportunity to enjoy everything your Taycan has to offer!
Essential Porsche extras
If you want to truly get the best out of your family’s Porsche, then accessorising it with items from the Porsche Tequipment range is the best way to ensure those trips are everything they are meant to be. You can outfit your Cayenne, Macan, Panamera or Taycan with an abundance of optional extras such as bike racks, roof boxes, luggage compartments, all-weather mats and much more!
Whichever Porsche suits you and your family the best, there is a wide range of Approved Pre-Owned Porsches and Porsche Tequipment accessories to discover at Dick Lovett Porsche in Bristol, Cardiff, Swindon and Tewkesbury.