Toyota Prius Plug-In costs, insurance, warranty & tax
The electric element of Toyota Prius Plug-In helps keep petrol use to a minimum and means it’ll be super-cheap to run
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service intervals||2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|21-23||5yrs / 100,000 miles||1yr / 10,000 miles||From £717 / £1,434|
The Prius Plug-In is exempt from the London Congestion Charge, so if you travel into the capital, you’ll save £15 per day – but only until October 2021, when the exemption for sub-75g/km cars ends. If you’re a business user, the breaks are even bigger. Emitting just 29g/km CO2 puts the Prius Plug-In in the 11% BiK tax bracket.
Toyota Prius Plug-In insurance group
On that subject, the Business Edition Plus Prius falls into insurance group 21, while the higher-spec Excel model sits a few groups higher in group 23. To give an indication of how much you should expect to pay, our sample middle-aged driver with three points on their licence was quoted around £692 per year fully comprehensive.
As we’ve mentioned above, Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile warranty package extends to the Prius Plug-In, so there’s plenty of peace of mind for buyers. Many used examples of this car will have some coverage remaining, given this generation of Prius hit the market in 2016.
With 206 dealers nationwide, it’ll be easy to get your Prius serviced – and we recommend you go to a main dealer, as being serviced by an official Toyota franchise means you’ll keep the extensive warranty cover on the hybrid system components and the battery pack. Service intervals are every one year or 10,000 miles and alternate between interval and major services. Expect to pay around £169 for the former and £219 for the latter.
The Prius Plug-In is an affordable hybrid, so even a top-spec car fully loaded with options will cost a lot less than £40,000. This means you pay the standard rate of VED (road tax) for an alternatively fuelled vehicle of £145 per year.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Toyota Prius Plug-In offers genuine zero-emissions range in a plug-in hybrid package that delivers strong efficiency
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingThe Toyota Prius Plug-in offers a competitive electric range and easy charging. The petrol engine reduces range anxiety for longer journeys, too
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingThe electric element of Toyota Prius Plug-In helps keep petrol use to a minimum and means it’ll be super-cheap to run
- 4Performance, engine & driveThe Toyota Prius Plug-In won’t set your pulse racing, but performance is adequate and refinement good
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has some fairly major flaws inside the cabin compared with its main rivals
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityBigger battery pack in Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid hampers boot space, but it is thankfully now available as a five-seater
- 7Reliability & safety ratingStrong standard safety tech makes the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid a great candidate for family transport