Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid running costs & insurance
On top of the Yaris Cross’ fuel economy, owners also enjoy reasonable insurance ratings and manageable company-car tax rates
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||Annual CC cost (20%/40%)|
|11-13||3yrs / 60,000 miles||TBC||From £1,193 / £2,387|
The Yaris Cross is reasonably inexpensive when it comes to running costs, sitting in low insurance groups, especially compared to rivals from Hyundai and Nissan. Like all Toyota models, it also comes as standard with a lengthy warranty, which can run for as long as 10 years if you continue to get it serviced at a main dealer.
Toyota Yaris Cross hybrid insurance group
Surprisingly, the Yaris Cross falls into lower insurance groups than its smaller hatchback counterpart. While the Yaris is in groups 13-14, the Yaris Cross is in groups 11-13, depending on which trim level you go for.
Like all Toyota cars, the Yaris Cross is covered by a five-year/60,000-mile warranty as standard. In June 2021, Toyota introduced an extended warranty called 'Toyota Relax'. This means you can continue extending your cover, up to a maximum of 10 years or 100,000 miles, simply by getting the car serviced on time at an official Toyota dealer each year.
Exact service intervals for the Yaris Cross haven't been announced yet, 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.
As a sub-£40,000 hybrid, the Yaris Cross is liable for the slightly discounted rate of vehicle excise duty (VED, or road tax) a year. For company-car users, a hybrid like this isn't quite as cheap to run as a fully electric or plug-in hybrid model would be; the Yaris Cross attracts Benefit-in-Kind of at least 24% during the 2021/22 financial year, which for the entry-level model equates to around £100 per month for 20% taxpayers, or just shy of £200 for 40% earners.
In This Review
- 1VerdictToyota’s answer to the Nissan Juke is efficient and practical, although limited space in the rear means it may not be suitable for everyone
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe compact hybrid SUV is surprisingly efficient, capable of exceeding its claimed fuel economy with ease
- 3Running costs & insurance - currently readingOn top of the Yaris Cross’ fuel economy, owners also enjoy reasonable insurance ratings and manageable company-car tax rates
- 4Performance, engine & drivePerformance isn’t awe-inspiring, but the Yaris Cross is powerful enough for day-to-day driving and does well around town
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortThe Yaris Cross’ cabin features some decent materials in key places, but the noticeable presence of scratchy plastics and some outdated instruments let it down
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityThe Yaris Cross may not suit some due to tight leg and kneeroom in the rear, but up front it feels fairly spacious and the boot is a good size, too
- 7Reliability & safety ratingToyota's excellent track record for reliability and the Yaris Cross' five-star crash-test rating bode well here