Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid running costs
Electric running can bring seriously cheap commuting, but everything else about the Panamera hybrid is expensive
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|50||3yrs / unlimited miles||2yrs / 20,000 miles|
The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid offers all the fuel and tax savings normally associated with a plug-in hybrid, but it's also still a large, expensive luxury tourer that puts performance and prestige much higher up the priority list than affordability. Insurance, tyres and servicing are going to be just as expensive as you would expect.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo hybrid insurance group
All three plug-in variants (4 E-Hybrid, 4S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid) of the Panamera Sport Turismo find themselves in the maximum group 50 band for insurance. This is a £100,000-plus Porsche, plug-in hybrid or not – so expect a punchy premium.
The Panamera 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 Panamera E-Hybrid has variable servicing intervals and will display a warning on the driver’s readout when it needs attention, but generally it requires a major service every 20,000 miles, or two years.
The Panamera E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is subject to road tax of just £140 a year, but because it costs more than £40,000 to buy new, it also incurs the ‘premium’ tax of £325 annually from years two to six of ownership. Still, if you can afford a car like this, that's unlikely to matter.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWhile not as practical as a Tesla Model S, the Porsche Panamera hybrid is just as spectacular to drive and even better inside
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingMaximum charging speed costs extra, but at least the Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid's electric range is competitive
- 3Running costs - currently readingElectric running can bring seriously cheap commuting, but everything else about the Panamera hybrid is expensive
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Panamera E-Hybrid is sublime to drive, with an impressive array of characters from on offer, from gentle cruiser to banzai sports car
- 5Interior & comfortThe Panamera hybrid has one of the best dashboards going, while the interior is comfortable enough to make even the most epic trip a breeze
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Panamera isn’t as roomy as rivals like the Mercedes CLS and Audi A7, but it’s still comfortable and practical enough to be a viable alternative
- 7Reliability & safetyThere’s not much data on Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid reliability, but there really should be more driver aids included as standard