Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Suzuki Across plug-in hybrid costs, insurance, warranty & tax

A high purchase price scuppers the Suzuki Across' value slightly, but ultimately tax costs are fairly low thanks to the plug-in benefits

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2022/23 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
433yrs / 60,000 milesTBCFrom £729 / £1,457

With largely identical specifications to the Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid, it’s no surprise to learn that the Across will cost you similar money to run after the day-to-day fuel and electricity costs are considered. Low CO2 ratings are beneficial to tax rates, with company-car Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) being particularly low, partly thanks to the car's healthy electric range.

Advertisement - Article continues below

However, a purchase price well north of £40,000 means the Across is subject to a VED (road tax) surcharge, while also meaning those low BiK rates do act on fairly high P11D values. It’s a shame the Across also has a shorter warranty than the RAV4, which may be enough to sway longer-term buyers.

Suzuki Across plug-in hybrid insurance group

The Across falls into group 43 for insurance – surprisingly high when the non-plug-in versions of the Toyota RAV4 are groups 25-30, but representative of the car’s healthy pace and relatively expensive purchase price.

Warranty

Suzuki’s standard UK warranty covers the car for three years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes sooner. That’s decent enough in isolation and pretty standard throughout the market, but it does fall short of that offered by Korean rivals. More confusingly, it’s shorter than the five-year/100,000-mile warranty offered by Toyota on its near-identical RAV4.

Road tax

With official CO2 emissions of 22g/km and classification as an 'alternative-fuel vehicle', the Across attracts no VED (road tax) on first registration, but you’ll pay more after that, in part because the list price of more than £40,000 means a tax surcharge of £355 a year – so the first five times you tax it, the annual bill will be £510.

The company-car Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) picture is more favourable, with 22g/km emissions and a 46-mile electric range equating to an 8% charge in 2022/23 and 2023/24. With the RAV4 plug-in costing similar money, it attracts similar tax rates, although a smaller SUV like the Kia Niro will end up also being cheaper to run.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

New Fiat Grande Panda is here: Fiat Panda goes large and electric
Fiat Grande Panda - front static
News

New Fiat Grande Panda is here: Fiat Panda goes large and electric

The Fiat Panda’s successor is finally here, and it’ll come with the choice of hybrid or fully-electric power
14 Jun 2024
Alpine goes electric with new A290 hot hatch
Alpine A290 - front 3/4 static
News

Alpine goes electric with new A290 hot hatch

This new Renault 5-based performance car is taking aim at compact rivals like the upcoming MINI Cooper JCW Electric
13 Jun 2024
Polestar 3 review
Polestar 3 - front tracking
In-depth reviews

Polestar 3 review

The Polestar 3 has a quality feel to it, but this big SUV struggles to fulfil the brand’s sporty promise
11 Jun 2024