Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo running costs & insurance
Like many of the most expensive electric cars, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a hefty price tag and will be costly to insurance, but otherwise running costs are reasonable
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2021/22 CC cost (20%/40%)|
|50||3yrs / unlimited mileage||2yrs / 20,000 miles||From £163 / £326|
Like many high-performance cars, especially electric ones, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a very high insurance rating. Other running costs are low, however – especially if you mostly recharge at home. Plus, during the 2021/22 financial year, electric cars sit in the 1% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) company-car tax band; this increases to just 2% for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 financial years.
The Audi RS6 Avant, a high-performance petrol estate car, will cost you from £7,103 a year in company-car tax if youre’a 20% taxpayer. The entry-level Taycan Cross Turismo, however, will cost from only £163 a year if you’re a 20% taxpayer – a saving that's tough to ignore no matter how wealthy you are.
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo insurance group
Unsurprisingly for an electric car with pricing ranging from £80,000 all the way up to £140,000, the Taycan Cross Turismo sits in the very highest insurance group – 50. Many of the Cross Turismo’s direct rivals attract the same rating, though.
The Porsche Taycan is sold with a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty as standard, while the battery is covered by a separate, eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.
The main service for the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is due every two years or 20,000 miles, which is the same as the regular Taycan and the plug-in hybrid Panamera Sport Turismo estate. Overall, the Cross Turismo is almost certainly going to be cheaper to maintain in the long run than a comparable high-performance petrol-powered estate from Audi or Mercedes.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Taycan Cross Turismo is as sharp and engaging as its slimmer saloon sibling, but adds practicality to make the car a package more people could live with
- 2Range, battery & chargingWhile its ultra-rapid charging capability is superb, the Porsche’s electric estate does fall behind some of its rivals when it comes to range
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingLike many of the most expensive electric cars, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a hefty price tag and will be costly to insurance, but otherwise running costs are reasonable
- 4Performance, motor & drivePerformance is unsurprisingly as potent as the Taycan saloon, and despite its added bulk, the Cross Turismo is still sharp and exciting to drive
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Cross Turismo gets the same high-quality, well designed interior as its sister car, as well as the extensive options list that can massively increase the price if you’re not careful
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Cross Turismo's added practicality over the regular Taycan might swing it for potential customers, with an increase in both boot space and passenger room
- 7Reliability & safety ratingAlthough Porsche’s electric estate car hasn't been given a Euro NCAP crash-test rating just yet, its sister car’s five-star score and Porsche’s track record are good signs