Porsche Cayenne hybrid running costs
The Porsche Cayenne hybrid isn’t a cheap car to buy or run by any standard, but it’s competitive against class rivals
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||Annual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|50||3yrs/unlimited mileage||2yrs/20,000 miles||From £2,757/£5,515|
The Cayenne E-Hybrid offers all the fuel and tax savings inherent to plug-in hybrids, but it's also still a big, prestigious and sporty SUV, so things like insurance, tyres and servicing are going to be just as expensive as for any other 2.5-tonne 4x4 packing over 450bhp. There are big savings to be made if you're a company-car driver, however. The plug-in hybrid Porsche Cayenne commands a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bill around half that of the petrol version, slotting into the 19% band until at least April 2024.
Porsche Cayenne 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 a year.
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.
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.
As an 'alternatively fuelled' vehicle, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid costs £145 a year to tax, but because it costs more than £40,000 to buy, it incurs and extra ‘premium’ tax of £335 annually the first five times you tax it. CO2 emissions starting at 89g/km mean it doesn't get free entry to the London Congestion Charge zone.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Porsche Cayenne hybrid is a notch above its rivals in terms of driver reward, but we’d like to see lower CO2 emissions
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingFaster charging with a Type 2 charging cable costs extra, but otherwise the Porsche Cayenne hybrid is competitive with rivals
- 3Running costs - currently readingThe Porsche Cayenne hybrid isn’t a cheap car to buy or run by any standard, but it’s competitive against class rivals
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Porsche Cayenne hybrid isn’t as involving to drive as you might hope, but it’s still the best plug-in hybrid performance SUV
- 5Interior & comfortThe Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid’s interior is one of its greatest strengths, combining practicality with comfort
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Porsche Cayenne hybrid isn’t as versatile as the seven-seat Volvo XC90, but it’s hard to fault by five-seat SUV standards
- 7Reliability & safetyGiven its list price, we’d like more advanced driver aids to be standard on the Porsche Cayenne hybrid, and there’s little reliability data