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

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 CC cost (20%/40%)
503yrs / unlimited mileage2yrs / 20,000 milesFrom £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.

Warranty

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.

Servicing

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.

Road tax

As an electric car, the Taycan Cross Turismo doesn’t incur any road tax (VED) right now, and will be exempt from the London Congestion Charge until 2025.

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