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
|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 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.
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.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Prius Plug-In is very efficient, good to drive and comfortable - but not as convincing as the regular version of the car
- 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 & practicalityA bigger battery pack in Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid hampers boot space, but it's thankfully now available as a five-seater
- 7Reliability & safety ratingStrong standard safety technology makes the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid a great candidate for family transport