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Porsche 911

(2019 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

59
%
D

Used car score:

47
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

92
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

39
%
D

Reliability Rating:

17
%
E

Running Costs:

13
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

59
%
D

Used car score:

47
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

92
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

39
%
D

Reliability Rating:

17
%
E

Running Costs:

13
%
E

Summary


The latest Porsche 911 (known as the 992) made its debut at the Los Angeles motor show in November 2018, with the first customer cars arriving in the UK in the second half of 2019.

This page covers ratings and reviews for the ‘standard’ 911 coupé and cabriolet models. This includes the rear-wheel-drive Carrera and Carrera S models and all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and 4S versions, which are available in coupé, convertible and targa body styles. The higher-performance 911 Turbo models have a separate page, as does the 911 GT3 lightweight performance model.

The Porsche 911 has received consistently outstanding scores from the UK media sources who have driven the car in its various forms, and is considered a significant improvement on the highly-praised 991 generation.

Like earlier generations of 911, the 992 delivers outstanding performance while maintaining an impressive degree of everyday practicality. However, prices have been steadily increasing over previous models.

As of January 2024, the Porsche 911 range has a New Car Expert Rating of D, with a score of 59%. This is a significant drop in our new ratings system compared to the previous system, which only measure media reviews (which remain outstanding). In ownership terms, however, the 911 scores poorly with ratings of D for its CO2 emissions, and E for reliability and running costs. We also don’t have a safety rating as the 911 has not been tested by Euro NCAP.

This diminished score reflects the shift in our Expert Rating Index to highlight ownership data rather than just driving dynamics, so it’s not surprising that the 911 is affected – along with every other Porsche model and most other sports/luxury cars.

Key specifications


Body style: Coupé, cabriolet and targa
Engines: petrol
Price: From £97,000 on-road

Launched: Winter 2018/19
Last updated: Autumn 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Auto Express

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Daily Mail

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Daily Mirror

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Evo

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Parkers

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The Intercooler

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of January 2024, the Porsche 911 range has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

Given that previous generations of 911 have never been tested, we’re not expecting this one to be put through the Euro NCAP programme, either.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Porsche 911 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Due to its price and exclusivity, it is unlikely to have its emissons tested in the future.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of January 2024, the overall Porsche 911 family has a poor reliability rating of 23%, according to workshop and warranty data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner MotorEasy. This applies to both the current 911 range and previous generations.

Also worth noting is the very high average repair cost for 911 repairs, at nearly £2,000. In most categories, the average repair bills are significantly higher than normal, but the most notable is engine repairs, which is the most common problem area and also the most expensive. The average repair bill for faults with the famed Porsche flat-six engine was about £3,300.

If you own a Porsche 911 or are interested in buying a used 911, make sure that any used car warranty covers all these critical areas.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models242 g/kmD229 – 285 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F29 – 50C – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£589D
Year 2£1,264D
Year 3£1,907D
Year 4£2,296D
Year 5£2,983D
Overall£9,039D

Unsurprisingly, the Porsche 911 is a pretty expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The car’s insurance premiuns sit in the highest possible bracket, and the 911’s service and maintenance costs over five years of ownership are higher than the market average too.

Security rating

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Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Pass

Date: 2019

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Porsche 911 has received

2023

  • News UK Motor Awards – The Sunday Times Car of the Year (Sport Classic)

2020

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Performance Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Sports Car over £60,000

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Performance Car
  • News UK Motor Awards – The Sunday Times Car of the Year

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