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Toyota bZ4X SUV - Reliability & safety

If Toyota's hybrid cars and 10-year warranty are anything to go by, the bZ4X should be very easy to live with

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

The Toyota bZ4X is still very new so there’s no real data on reliability yet. There’s no reason to be worried, though – and in fact we’d expect the car to be among the most reliable on the road.

Toyota bZ4X reliability

Toyota has an enviable reputation for reliability. Going back decades, the company has been known for building incredibly dependable cars, and that’s not likely to have changed with the bZ4X. In fact Toyota’s slow adoption of all-electric cars is probably because the brand was waiting until it could produce one that’s as reliable as its customers expect.

The bZ4X comes with a 10-year warranty, like all Toyota models, which wouldn’t be offered if the brand thought the car would need frequent repairs, and since electric cars have fewer moving parts than models with a petrol or diesel engine, it should be really reliable overall.

Toyota finished fifth in the 2021 Driver Power survey, an impressive result that reflects the brand’s reputation.

Safety

All versions of the bZ4X come with lots of safety equipment as standard. Entry-level models get a reversing camera, lane assist, traffic sign recognition, auto high beam, adaptive cruise control, hill assist, LED headlights, parking assist, tyre pressure warnings, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and seven airbags.

Move up to higher trim levels and you get adaptive high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, a 360-degree camera, safe exit assist, tiredness assist and a sonar system for detecting objects in front of the car. 

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