How much does a Toyota cost to insure?
How much Toyota car insurance costs depends on the exact Toyota you have.
Like most major car manufacturers, Toyota produces cars to suit individual needs. For those who clock up a lot of motorway miles, the Toyota Corolla, Camry or Prius might fit the bill.
If you live in the heart of a city, small cars like the Toyota Aygo or the Yaris might be a better fit. Small cars usually have the lowest car tax, the best fuel economy and are easier to manoeuvre and park in narrow city streets.
If you're more interested in a car that's quick off the mark, the sporty Toyota Supra might be for you. If you prefer a car that can handle rough terrain, then the 4-wheel drive Toyota RAV4 or Land Cruiser could be more suitable.
We all have different needs as drivers. But whichever car suits you best, you have to factor in the cost of your Toyota car insurance policy. The price you pay for Toyota insurance differs depending on the engine size and specifications of each model.
For instance, insurance on the speedy Supra SZ would cost you in the region of £2,005*. In contrast, Toyota car insurance for the Yaris Y20-I could be more affordable at £450*.
All cars are put into 1 of 50 insurance groups. The higher the group, the more expensive your insurance costs could be.
The specification of your Toyota is one of several factors that insurance companies look at when working out your policy costs. They also look at:
- Your address
- Where your car is parked overnight
- Your age and driving history
- Your occupation
- Whether you use your car for commuting or business purposes
*These prices are an average based on the model, and all our customer quotes from 5 June to 5 December 2022. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.
History and facts about Toyota
Toyota's surprising origins lie in the Japanese weaving industry of the early 20th Century. Sakichi Toyoda invented the world's first automatic loom and then set up the Toyoda Spinning and Weaving Company in 1918.
The loom impressed a British firm, the Platt Brothers, who in 1929 bought the production and sales rights.
While innovation was clearly in the Toyoda blood, the money raised wasn't put to use in the weaving industry. Instead, Sakichi gave the proceeds from the sale to his son, Kiichiro, to develop automotive technology at Toyoda.
It proved a wise decision and in 1936 the company produced its first passenger car, the Model AA. A year later the ‘d’ was changed to a ‘t’ and the Toyota Motor Company was born.
Toyota’s first production of cars outside of Japan began in 1959 in Brazil, but now the group produces Toyota and Lexus vehicles around the world.
In designs of early Toyota models, it's easy to see how the company was able to produce vehicles that closely resembled hugely popular cars in the western market. For instance, the Toyopet Model SD (Morris Minor) and the Toyota Crown Eight (the Ford Cortina).
Toyota teams have participated in Japanese races, endurance rallies and prestigious international races such as:
- The Formula NIPPON
- The World Rally Championship
- The 24-hours Le Mans
- Indy Car Series
- Formula One
In 2002, Toyota entered the Formula One World Championship for the first time, achieving a creditable sixth place in the opening Australian Grand Prix.
Toyota has been one of the pioneers of hybrid technology. The company began working on hybrid cars back in 1997 and there are now over 15 million drivers worldwide benefiting from Toyota’s innovation.
In 2015 Toyota created the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050. This initiative across 6 key areas deals with achieving net zero carbon emissions and creating a sustainable process for future generations.
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