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

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£31,864 - £33,964
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 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.

Warranty

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.

Servicing

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.

Road tax

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.

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