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

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

3.5 out of 5

Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 CC cost (20%/40%)
11-133yrs / 60,000 milesTBCFrom £1,072 / £2,144

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. 

Road tax

As a sub-£40,000 hybrid, the Yaris Cross is liable for £145 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 £1,072 a year for 20% taxpayers, or £2,144 a year for 40% earners.

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