Toyota's wide range of models offers something for everyone; from the small city cars like the iQ to the much larger MPVs like the Land Cruiser, and the famous hybrid – the Prius.
Toyota was founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda, and is now the largest automobile manufacturer in the world. It’s also the fifth-largest company in the world by revenue, and is based in Toyota City, Aichi in Japan.
The Toyota Production System (TPS) is probably one of the best-known production systems in the world. It’s based on the concepts of ‘just-in-time’ and ‘jidoka’, which allows Toyota to quickly produce quality vehicles, one at a time.
Toyota is continuously looking to improve its operations. It holds the philosophy of ‘kaizen’ – meaning ‘continuous improvement’ – as one of its core values.
*Below we’ve pulled together information on past and present Toyota models. This also includes an average car insurance price for each car across different age groups. These prices are an average based on all specifications of that model, and all our customer quotes from 01/01/18 – 01/10/18. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.
**Information sourced from Parkers.co.uk
Toyota offers a five-year warranty on all its latest models, and the Auris is no exception. This could be an extra bonus if you're thinking of buying a brand-new one. The Auris tends to occupy typically quite low car insurance groups, which could help keep your premium down.
If you’re aged 26 – 45, you could be paying around £854* for your annual insurance.
|Toyota Auris (07 - 13)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|T3||1.33 - 2.0||9 - 18||E - H|
||1.33 - 1.4||9 - 11||D - G|
The Toyota Avensis has a 5-star Euro NCAP rating and, like many Toyotas, it has a reputation for reliability. While the Avensis is not a performance leader, it's known for its solid build quality and good refinement.
Its engine sizes vary from 1.6-litre to 2.2l, and the typical insurance groups for the Avensis start from 15 and go as high as 28. Those aged 31 – 45 may be paying close to £797* for their premium.
|Saloon (09 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|T2||1.6 - 2.0||15 - 20||C - G|
|Edition||1.8 - 2.0||16 - 22||C - G|
|Active||1.6 - 2.0||8 - 17||B - H|
|Business Edition||1.6 - 2.0||9 - 15||B - H|
|Design||1.6 - 2.0||11 - 16||C - H|
The AYGO is a small car that can come with small running costs. Its small engine size has helped to keep the AYGO in relatively low insurance groups, while keeping the emissions down too.
A yearly premium for those aged 21 - 35 could cost around £799*. However, a yearly premium for those aged 56 – 75 could cost close to £312*.
|Toyota AYGO (14 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|X||1.0||6||A - E|
|X-Clusiv||1.0||6 - 7||A|
|X-Pure||1.0||6 - 7||A|
|X-Play||1.0||6 - 7||A - E|
|X-Press||1.0||5 - 7||A - E|
On the market since 1982, the Camry has gone through multiple design changes and generations. It’s been dubbed as Toyota’s second ‘world car’ by the company, after the immensely popular Corolla.
On average, 46 – 60 years olds could pay £490.* for their premium.
|Saloon (01 - 03)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|CDX||2.4 - 3.0||25 - 27||K|
Having stopped production in 2006, the Celica is only available to buy second-hand, so it’s worth shopping around to find a great deal. It sits in a fairly high insurance group range, so its premium could be quite steep and running costs could quickly add up.
The Celica could cost around £781* to insure if you’re aged 36 - 50.
|Coupe (99 - 06)||typical Insurance Group**|
|Standard trim||1.8||27 - 31||I - J|
The Toyota Corolla may not be known for its looks, but then that's not why people like it. The Corolla was so popular because it was cheap, practical and functional. If all you want is a car that gets you from A to B safely, economically, and with no fuss, then the Corolla could be the car for you.
Its engine sizes vary from 1.4l to 2.0l, and the typical insurance group range for the Corolla could start from just 8 to as high as 32 for its T Sport model. Generally speaking, the higher the insurance group, the bigger the premium.
On average, 51 – 70 years olds could pay £603* for their premium.
|Hatchback (02 - 06)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|T2||1.4 - 2.0||8 - 13||D - J|
|SR||1.6 - 2.0||13||G - J|
|T Spirit||1.4 - 2.0||9 - 14||G - J|
With its low engine size, the iQ would typically sit in a lower insurance group. So by choosing a smaller engine size, you could have a lower insurance premium while keeping the emissions down too.
If you’re aged between 26 – 40, you’re annual premium may cost close to £595*.
|Toyota iQ (09 - 14)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Standard trim||1.0||3||A - B|
|iQ||1.0||3 - 4||A - B|
|iSports||1.0||3||A - B|
|iQ iSports||1.0||3 - 4||A - B|
With engine sizes starting from 3.0l and going all the way up to 4.5l, this full-sized SUV is not just a thirsty car, but also tends to sit in a high insurance group range. You could find with the Land Cruiser that there may be less insurance options available to you compared to smaller engine cars.
That's why it's always worth comparing quotes from a range of providers. Drivers aged 36 – 50 could get premiums of around £796* for the Land Cruiser.
|Toyota Land Cruiser (09- on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Icon||2.8 - 3.0||38 - 40||J - K|
|Active||2.8 - 3.0||33 - 42||J - K|
|Invincible X||2.8||41||J - K|
The MR2 was produced in three generations by Toyota from 1984 to 2007. Designed as an economic sports car, the MR2 was Japan’s first mid-engine production car and enjoyed immense popularity.
Drivers aged 36 – 50 could get insurance for around £608*.
|Toyota MR2 (00 - 06)||Typical Insurance Group**|
Probably the most famous green car on the market, and according to Toyota, it’s the original hybrid car. The Prius is ideal for commuters as it uses battery power at slower speeds, only drawing on the petrol engine when more power is needed.
Those aged 41 – 55 may be looking to pay around £846* for their yearly insurance.
|Hatchback (15 - on)||typical Insurance Group**|
|Active||1.8||14||A - C|
|Business Edition||1.8||14||A - C|
|Business Edition Plus||1.8||14 - 21||A - D|
14 - 22
|A - D|
One of the most successful small 4x4s, the Toyota RAV4 is a sport utility vehicle that’s been in production since 1994. The RAV4 is designed for consumers that want the benefits of an SUV, as well as good manoeuvring and fuel economy.
Ages 41 – 55 may be paying around £510* for their premium.
|Toyota RAV4 (13 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Business Edition Plus||2.0 - 2.5||23 - 32||C - G|
|Active||2.0||26 - 28||D - G|
||2.0 - 2.5||24 - 26||G|
|Business Edition||2.0||23 - 25||D - G|
|Invincible||2.0 - 2.2||26 - 29||D - I|
Described as somewhere between a compact hatchback and an all-road vehicle, the Land Cruiser is an extremely versatile car with a distinctive look. Thanks to its relatively-low engine sizes, the Urban Cruiser could fall into a low insurance group and tax range compared to its rivals.
If you’re aged 41 – 55, insurance may cost around £504*.
|Urban Cruiser (09 - 12)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|Standard Trim||1.3 - 1.4||8 - 10||D|
The Verso is generally considered to be a well-built, reliable MPV. Most of its models typically range between ABI insurance groups 8 and 19. So if you're on a budget, the Verso S 1.3 litre may be what you need. If you prefer a bit more power, then a top-of-the-range 2.2l T Spirit might take your fancy.
On average, 46 – 65 year olds could get insurance for around £499*.
|Toyota Verso (09 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|T2||1.6 - 2.0||12 - 15||E - G|
|Active||1.6 - 2.0||10 - 16||C - I|
||1.6 - 1.8||14 - 15||C - G|
|Icon||1.6 - 2.0||10 - 16||C - I|
For lower potential running costs, it might be worth trying the Yaris T2 or Edition – with a lower engine size and generally lower insurance group.
If you’re aged 31 – 45, the Yaris could cost around £843* to insure.
|Toyota Yaris (11 - on)||Typical Insurance Group**|
|TR||1.0 - 1.4||4 - 11||B - D|