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Toyota bZ4X running costs & insurance

Insurance groups have yet to be confirmed, but Toyota’s ‘Relax’ warranty and all-in leasing packages are plus points here

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupsWarrantyService intervalAnnual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
TBC3yrs/60,000 miles1yr/10,000 milesFrom £168/£335

The bZ4X’s strong efficiency bodes well for running costs in an era of increasingly pricey public rapid charging and rising domestic energy costs. Company-car tax rates will remain super-low for all electric cars for the foreseeable future, too, while Toyota’s warranty is one of the best in the business. 

Toyota bZ4X insurance group

Insurance groups for the bZ4X hadn’t been confirmed at the time of writing; we’ll update this review as soon as there’s more information.

Warranty

Like all Toyotas sold in the UK, the bZ4X benefits from the Japanese brand’s ‘Relax’ warranty scheme. This consists of a standard three-year/60,000-mile manufacturer warranty, which can continue to be topped up on an annual basis until it reaches the 10-year mark by getting the car serviced at a franchised Toyota dealer, up to a maximum mileage of 100,000.

Servicing

The bZ4X needs servicing every year or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. Routine servicing can be paid for separately, or bundled into a single monthly payment as part of Toyota’s ‘Kinto One’ finance and leasing scheme. An introductory offer sees lease customers who place their order on or before 30 June 2022 enjoy three years’ free servicing.

Road tax

The bZ4X, like all fully electric cars, is fully road-tax-exempt in the UK for the time being and will escape the London Congestion Charge until 2025.

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