We chose a group of 17 vehicles from 12 different automakers to be finalists for the inaugural Motor1.com Star Awards and they included some real stunners – the new Ford Bronco, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the latest Volkswagen GTI to name a few. Each wowed us in different ways. But when it came time to grab a set of keys, all played second fiddle to the 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, our first Star Award winner for Editors’ Choice.
Over a week of testing, no car was in greater demand than the Taycan Cross Turismo. Even when we didn’t actually need to shoot photos or gather drive impressions or really do anything with it, our editors went out of their way to bring the long-roof, all-electric Porsche along, always making sure to detour through the canyons, where they could exploit its impressive performance and revel in its agility.
That’s far from the only reason the Taycan Cross Turismo earned our inaugural Editors’ Choice Star Award.. While certain vehicles could have qualified for more than one Star Award, only the Porsche could have actually been competitive beyond its own category. It would’ve been good enough to win Best Luxury Vehicle and exciting and engaging enough for Best Performance Vehicle. Hell, it barely lost for Best Electric Vehicle. However, despite its price tag (the highest of any car we invited), the Taycan Cross Turismo stunned our editors with its poise, comfort, performance, style, versatility, and advanced technology.
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