Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid running costs

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid isn’t a cheap car to buy or run by any standard, but it’s competitive against class rivals

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid does offer all the fuel and tax savings inherent in a plug-in hybrid, but it is also still a big, prestige sports SUV and the insurance, tyres and servicing are going to be just as expensive as with any other 2.5-tonne 4x4 packing 456bhp.

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid insurance group

The Porsche Cayenne falls into the highest insurance grouping. We got a quote for a 35 year-old male driver, with a driveway, full no-claims bonus and no penalties, and saw most quotes coming in at around £1,300 per year.

Warranty

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid gets a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and also three years of Porsche’s comprehensive European roadside assistance policy. If repairs can’t be made at the roadside, the cover includes a replacement car for four days in the UK and return of your vehicle to your home address, or onward travel and accommodation in Europe.

Servicing

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid has variable servicing intervals and will display a warning on the driver’s readout when it need attention, but generally it will need a major service every two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Road tax

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid’s CO2 output hasn’t been confirmed yet, so we can’t say for sure what its tax band for first-year road tax will be. However, the Panamera E-Hybrid – using the same V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain – emits 69g/km. From the first time you tax it onwards, the Cayenne is subject to VED of £135 per year, but because it costs more than £40,000 to buy, it incurs and extra ‘premium’ tax of £320 annually from years two to six.

Still, if those CO2 emissions do scrape in under 70g/km then the Cayenne will get free entry into the London Congestion Charge Zone.

Depreciation

A premium SUV isn’t where you put your money if you want an investment – this class of car typically loses value quickly. On top of that, demand for electric cars is still currently lower than that for diesels and petrols, although market trends suggest that is already changing very rapidly. Ultimately, you should expect to lose some 50% or more of the car’s value in the first three years of ownership.