Porsche Panamera hybrid running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
The Panamera hybrids are a lot cheaper to run than equivalent petrols or diesels – especially if you use electric power as much as possible
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|50||3yrs / unlimited miles||2yrs / 20,000 miles||From £1,842 / £3,684|
The Panamera hybrid's petrol-electric powertrain gives it very competitive running costs compared to purely petrol-powered rivals of similar price and performance. Keep the battery topped up and use the electric range as much as possible and your fuel bills will be surprisingly low.
Some other costs will be hefty, such as insurance and servicing, but low CO2 emissions mean company-car drivers lucky enough to be able to choose a Panamera hybrid will make big annual savings – particularly with the entry-level 4 E-Hybrid version.
Porsche Panamera hybrid insurance group
All three version of the latest Panamera plug-in – the 4 E-Hybrid, 4S E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid – fall into the highest group 50 rating for insurance coverage, so this will be one of more significant costs associated with running this car.
Like all Porsches sold new in the UK, the Panamera hybrid comes with a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty and three years of Europe-wide 'Porsche Assistance' breakdown cover. The warranty and breakdown cover can be extended beyond the three-year limit at extra cost.
The Panamera needs servicing every 20,000 miles or two years, whichever comes sooner. Every second service is a more expensive 'Main Service', alternating with the cheaper 'Intermediate Service'.
The Panamera hybrid, being an 'alternatively fuelled vehicle', is taxed at a base rate of £145 per year – a saving of just £10 a year over pure petrol or diesel cars. But because its retail price is well in excess of the £40,000 cut-off point, it'll cost owners an additional £335-a-year 'premium tax' the first five times the tax is due. That makes for an annual bill of £480 in total.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Porsche Panamera hybrid offers a tantalising blend of exhilarating performance and superb efficiency
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingFigures for the Porsche Panamera hybrid are impressive, but how close you come to achieving them will depend on your driving style
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingThe Panamera hybrids are a lot cheaper to run than equivalent petrols or diesels – especially if you use electric power as much as possible
- 4Performance, engine & driveWhile not as agile as a 911, the Porsche Panamera hybrid is satisfying to drive and fearsomely fast
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Porsche Panamera hybrid is comfortable and well designed, and the top-quality interior is a real highlight
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Panamera hybrid isn't quite as practical or spacious as a conventional luxury saloon, but as a 'four-door sports car' it does very well
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThere has been no independent crash-testing of the Porsche Panamera hybrid, but it comes with a wealth of safety technology and the brand’s reliability record is good