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Toyota Corolla hybrid running costs

Low CO2 emissions spell good news for company-car drivers, and the Toyota Corolla hybrid should be quite affordable to run overall

Toyota Corolla
Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs rating

4.0 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
15-215yrs / 100,000 miles1yr / 10,000 milesFrom £1,165 / £2,331

As an efficient hybrid, the Toyota Corolla should be fairly affordable to run, service and insure, and its low CO2 emissions are good news on the company-car tax front. Depending on your annual mileage, it stacks up well next to a conventional petrol or diesel hatchback, but it can't compete with the even lower running costs of plug-in hybrid or pure-electric cars.

Toyota Corolla hybrid insurance group

UK insurance ratings for the latest Corolla run from 15 (for the entry-level 1.8-litre model) to 21 (for the range-topping 2.0-litre in Excel specification).

Warranty

Like all new Toyotas sold in the UK, the Corolla comes with a five-year/100,000-mile manufacturer warranty, which is among the best on the market. Hyundai's five-year warranty has no mileage limit, while Kia also limits you to 100,000 miles, but over seven years instead of Toyota's five.

Servicing

Exact servicing costs for the Corolla aren't yet available, but costs for the outgoing Auris should give an indication of what to expect. From least to most comprehensive, Toyota's services are Intermediate (£185), Full (£335) or Full Plus (£395).

Road tax

Like all hybrids, the Corolla will cost owners £140 a year to tax – a £10 annual discount on the £150 rate for a purely petrol or diesel-engined car.

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