Toyota Prius Plug-In (2016-2022) running 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

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

£31,864 - £45,369
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervals2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
21-235yrs/100,000 miles1yr/10,000 milesFrom £717/£1,434

The Prius Plug-in is a car completely focused on low emissions and high fuel economy. This means running costs will be low over any ownership period, but Toyota’s fantastic warranty, strong reliability record and large dealer network mean that it’s likely to be a particularly low-cost long-term ownership.

Toyota Prius Plug-In insurance group

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.


Toyota offers a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty package on all of its cars built in the last ten years, so even on used examples there’s more warranty than on most new cars. This gives plenty of peace of mind for buyers. Many used examples of this car will have lots of coverage remaining, given this generation of Prius hit the market in 2016.


With 206 Toyota 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.

Road tax

The Prius Plug-In is an affordable hybrid, so even a top-spec car fully loaded with options cost a lot less than £40,000 when new. This means you pay the standard rate of VED (road tax) for an alternatively fuelled vehicle of £155 per year.

Most Popular

UK electric-car grant reinstated until March 2023
Kia e-Niro vs Vauxhall Mokka-e

UK electric-car grant reinstated until March 2023

The Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) was axed back in June 2022, but will now apply to orders placed until 31 March 2023
4 Oct 2022
Top 10 best plug-in hybrid SUVs 2022
DS 7 Crossback E-TENSE
Best cars

Top 10 best plug-in hybrid SUVs 2022

The finest plug-in hybrid SUVs offer low running costs, enough electric range for daily use and excellent practicality. These are the best plug-in hyb…
29 Sep 2022
Hyundai Ioniq 6 review
Hyundai Ioniq 6
In-depth reviews

Hyundai Ioniq 6 review

Hyundai’s electric streamliner impresses us with its class-leading range, rapid charging speeds and interior, though you’ll sacrifice some practicalit…
4 Oct 2022