Toyota Camry Hybrid running costs
The Toyota Camry Hybrid has a high-ish insurance rating, but excellent five-year warranty keeps unexpected bills at bay
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|31-32||5yrs / 100,000 miles||1yr / 10,000 miles||From £1,646 / £3,293|
The Toyota Camry's running costs are reasonable, but not class-leading, and it can't hold a candle to plug-in hybrid or pure-electric rivals in this area, either. Insurance groups are relatively high, company-car tax is reasonable and warranty cover is excellent.
Toyota Camry Hybrid insurance group
Insurance groups for the Camry are 31 for Design spec and 32 for Excel. That's quite a bit more than the Ford Mondeo Hybrid, which even in plush Vignale trim is only rated in group 24, so in most circumstances that latter will be cheaper to cover.
All Toyotas sold in the UK come with a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, which is among the most generous on the market, beaten only by Kia's seven-year/100,000-mile offering and Hyundai's five-year/unlimited-mileage guarantee.
Exact servicing rates for the Camry in the UK haven't been confirmed yet, but like all Toyota hybrids, its regular servicing also incorporates a 'Hybrid Health Check' to ensure the hybrid system's components are functioning correctly. The Camry needs a dealer visit at least once a year, or every 10,000 miles – whichever comes up first.
As it's a hybrid, the Camry entitles its owner to a £10 annual discount on standard road-tax fee of £150, so you'll pay £140 every 12 months instead.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Toyota Camry Hybrid is a decent large saloon, but more efficient and interesting options are available for similar money
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Toyota Camry Hybrid’s emissions and economy are on par with other hybrids, but no match for plug-in rivals
- 3Running costs - currently readingThe Toyota Camry Hybrid has a high-ish insurance rating, but excellent five-year warranty keeps unexpected bills at bay
- 4Engines, drive & performanceDespite a powerful petrol engine, the Toyota Camry Hybrid isn't all that quick – but it is at least smooth and comfortable
- 5Interior & comfortThe Toyota Camry Hybrid's interior is comfortable and well built, but not exactly lavish, while the infotainment system disappoints
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Toyota Camry Hybrid offers plenty of space and comfort for occupants, but ultimate practicality is compromised by its four-door saloon layout
- 7Reliability & safetyToyota is a byword for reliability, but the Camry Hybrid has yet to go through independent crash-testing