Used Toyota Prius Hatchback (2004 - 2009) Review

Review by Dan Harrison on
Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014
3.5
This is Toyota's latest stab at the 'Hybrid' market - a car that's both petrol and electric. In fact the Prius was good enough to beat more conventional models and win Car of the Year 2005.
Toyota Prius Hatchback (04-09)
Low emissions and great economy
Technology still in its infancy, CVT only transmission option

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£18,355 - £21,195

Used price range:

£1,074 - £4,238

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

This is Toyota's latest stab at the 'Hybrid' market - a car that's both petrol and electric. In fact the Prius was good enough to beat more conventional models and win Car of the Year 2005. Hybrid vehicles work by using a petrol engine to charge a battery. At low speeds, the engine will switch to electric mode. The larger car firms expect the use of this fuel technology to grow in years to come, so expect to see more around.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

5 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Size inside for the size of the car and the great MPG.  

5 out of 5

Beverly Payne ,   07 Mar 2016    ... read more

 Reversing Camera. Linked to automatic parking so excellent feedback.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   31 Jan 2015    ... read more

 Very easy to drive and does everything it says on the box.  

5 out of 5

Nick Carlton ,   23 Aug 2014    ... read more

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