Toyota Yaris Hybrid running costs, insurance, warranty & tax
Low CO2 emissions, great warranty and top reliability potential bode well for the Toyota Yaris
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||Annual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|13-14||5yrs/100,000 miles||1yr/10,000 miles||From £961/£1,921|
Toyota boasts a strong line-up of aftersales support that includes a competitive warranty and simple servicing plans; this, paired with the Yaris' likely reliability and relatively low CO2 emissions (compared to its non-electrified rivals) mean it could prove cheap to run despite its punchy list prices.
Toyota Yaris Hybrid insurance group
The latest Yaris Hybrid falls into insurance groups 13-14, a few higher than its predecessor, which was rated in group 8. The Icon is in group 13, all other grades are in group 14.
Previously, the Yaris was covered by a five-year/100,000-mile warranty, while its hybrid battery benefited from an additional year or 10,000 miles of cover, which can be renewed up to the 15th anniversary of the car's registration. Roadside assistance can be added for less than £10 per month.
June 2021 saw Toyota introduce an extension to its warranty offering, called 'Toyota Relax'. This means you can continue extending your Toyota's warranty cover up to 10 years or 100,000 miles, by getting it serviced on time at an official Toyota dealer each year.
Exact service intervals have not been announced but Toyota offers a number of service plans to spread the cost. A hybrid-specific service – which costs the same as for a non-electrified model – is offered, and is a requirement to keep the aforementioned battery cover rolling over. Toyota service plans start at £15 per month.
As a sub-£40,000 hybrid car, the Yaris is taxed at a rate of £155 a year. Company-car users benefit from a 23% BiK (Benefit-in-Kind) tax rate, which equates to just shy of £1,000 a year for 20% taxpayers – or £2,000 for 40% payers – on the entry-level Icon model.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe latest Yaris Hybrid is a major step forward from its predecessor and should be more of a worry for its rivals
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsToyota is one of only a few manufacturers to offer a true hybrid supermini; the Yaris' focus on efficiency is impressive
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingLow CO2 emissions, great warranty and top reliability potential bode well for the Toyota Yaris
- 4Performance, engine & driveWhile a Ford Fiesta is more fun, the Toyota Yaris feels far better to drive than the car it replaced
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortIt's not the most exciting, but the Yaris' interior is comfortable, well built and packed with standard equipment
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalitySmall yet well packaged, the Toyota Yaris balances compactness with decent practicality
- 7Reliability & safety ratingThe Toyota Yaris is still fairly new but we expect it to be highly reliable, plus it has loads of safety kit as standard