Toyota is a ubiquitous brand so you shouldn’t have any problem getting cover. If you’re looking for insurance for your Toyota, then check out how much it could set you back and smart ways of lowering your premiums.
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- Compare cheap car insurance quotes & save over £200*
- Toyota insurance groups
- How much does Toyota insurance cost?
- Find your Toyota model
- How driving a Toyota affects the cost of insurance
- About the Toyota brand
- Facts about Toyota
- What’s Toyota Entune?
- Pros and cons of insuring a Toyota
- Bottom line
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Toyota insurance groups
These Toyota models will likely fall in the following insurance groups:
Toyota Aygo: Insurance groups 5 to 8.
Toyota Yaris: Insurance groups 2 to 36.
Toyota Camry: Insurance groups 30 to 32.
Toyota Landcruiser: Insurance groups 31 to 48.
Toyota GR Supra: Insurance group 41.
Toyota Prius: Insurance groups 11 to 22.
Toyota Auris: Insurance groups 8 to 26.
Toyota Corolla: Insurance groups 15 to 21.
Toyota Avensis: Insurance groups 9 to 26.
Toyota RAV4: Insurance groups 22 to 34.
How much does Toyota insurance cost?
The average cost of insurance for popular Toyota models are:
Toyota Camry: £650 per year.
Toyota Aygo: £550 per year.
However, the insurance cost for a Toyota varies greatly depending on the model you select and your own circumstances. We looked at a Toyota Yaris, one of Toyota’s more popular models on UK roads, and, using a scenario to get quotes, found that the average insurance cost was £773 a year or £103 a month. This is for fully comprehensive cover and no optional extras. Your actual cost could be more or less depending on your driving record, the number of miles you drive in a year as well as other factors.
How driving a Toyota affects the cost of insurance
Insurance companies look at several car-related factors when determining the cost of insurance, including the car’s safety ratings, its likelihood of being stolen, and replacement costs and overall susceptibility to damage.
Toyota parts are easy to come by as there are two manufacturing plants in the UK. It also has good safety ratings — both of which cut down on insurance costs. However, car thieves have been known to target Toyotas, especially the C-HR, Prius, RAV4 and Mirai models with their keyless entry systems. This can make car insurance more expensive overall.
Other factors that affect the cost of insurance include the model, annual mileage and trim package. Personal factors like your driving history and age will also be taken into consideration.
About the Toyota brand
Toyota was created in 1933 under the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works umbrella. The Toyota Group still operates in the textile space today, although most consumers know it as a car manufacturer.
Toyota consistently ranks as the largest automobile producer in the world, buoyed by ever-popular models like the Camry and Corolla (known as the Auris in the UK).
Facts about Toyota
- In 1997, Toyota launched the Toyota Prius, the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle.
- If you want a safe car, Toyotas could be a good choice. The manufacturer’s vehicles generally score good safety ratings from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), getting the maximum 5-star rating for different models, including the Auris, RAV4 and Prius.
- On the flip side, Toyota models are often targeted by car thieves, including some models with keyless entry systems. This can drive up insurance premiums.
- Toyotas come in all shapes and sizes, usually at a reasonable price. 2020 models start at £9,495 for the smaller Toyota Aygo, up to around £52,500 for the Toyota GR Supra.
- Toyota models fair well in sales. The Toyota Corolla, otherwise known as the Auris in the UK, still sells in mammoth numbers after 52 years, putting it in first place on the world’s best selling cars list in 2019. The family car was the second Toyota model to be imported into the UK.
- The other Toyotas that made it onto the world’s best selling car list of 2019 include the Toyota RAV4 in 3rd place and the Toyota Camry/Aurion at 8th.
Pros and cons of insuring a Toyota
- Great safety ratings
- Not too costly to repair or replace due to two manufacturing plants in operation in the UK
- High theft rates
Because some Toyota models are targeted by thieves more than others, so you might pay more for insurance. But Toyota’s good safety ratings help to temper those costs.
Choosing to stick with the same insurer for another year is likely to see you pay over the odds. Avoid this by shopping around and comparing quotes.
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