Tesla Model Y vs. Porsche Taycan: Testing EPA Range in the Real World

  • According to EPA range estimates, the Tesla Model Y trounces the Porsche Taycan — but the EPA tests in a lab.
  • Do the estimates hold up in the real world? Edmunds’ test results have something to say about that.
  • TLDR: The Taycan beat the Model Y by a whopping 70 miles in our testing, yet the EPA says it should lose by 88 miles. So what gives?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “your mileage may vary” with regard to how your real-world fuel economy compares to the EPA estimate. The adage refers to gasoline-powered vehicles, but the same applies to electric vehicles.

Edmunds has found, however, that the variance can be even greater with an EV, depending on the vehicle.

After owning and testing many of the popular EVs on the roads today, Edmunds created its own standardized real-world test to provide an additional data point for comparison. A closer

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2021 Maybach S-Class, 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line, GMC Hummer EV SUV: This Week’s Top Photos

The latest Mercedes-Benz S-Class spawned its Maybach variant this week. The extra-posh S-Class comes with 5.5 inches of extra legroom in the back, as well as the option of a two-tone paint finish.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

Jeep unveiled a Wrangler packing V-8 power. It’s called the Wrangler Rubicon 392, just like the concept that previewed it, and its V-8 grunt should deliver up 0-60 mph times well under 5.0 seconds.

Lamborghini Huracan STO

Lamborghini Huracan STO

Lamborghini unveiled a new track-focused Huracan. Dubbed the STO, the car is a homologation-style special derived from the Huracan Super Trofeo race car, with reduced weight and improved aero boosting performance rather than an increase in horsepower.

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

Hyundai launched a version of the Sonata with 290 horsepower. It’s called the Sonata N Line, and we tested it this week.

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

Another vehicle

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Sounds like a MotorTrend App Holiday Special to Us!

No matter what you do this holiday season, the MotorTrend App is committed to bringing you high-quality, holiday-themed entertainment! How, you ask? We’re dragging you out to Roadkill’s favorite desert action location (nothing says holidays like dust, triple-digit temps, and apocalyptic concrete ghost towns) to watch as we subject some of your favorite MotorTrend hosts to challenges of speed, skill, and self-preservation. We’re opening up the MotorTrend storage yard and grabbing a choice fleet of vehicles that have starred in various shows, all of them in no way prepared for the challenges. It all goes down on everyone’s favorite shopping day—Black Friday!—November 27, 2020. Welcome to the Holiday Hooptie Challenge!

Who’s Crazy Enough to Participate

Two familiar faces are master-minding the MotorTrend App’s holiday special: David Freiburger (he started all the shows, he hosts all the shows—such as Roadkill, Roadkill Garage, Engine Masters, and more!—and he

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