Toyota Prius

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The name Toyota Prius is synonymous with environmentally-friendly, hybrid technology and it’s almost hard to believe that the first generation car has been on sale since 1997. 

  • Toyota Prius Plus (12 on)
  • Toyota Prius Hatchback (09-15)
  • Toyota Prius Hatchback (04-09)

The name Toyota Prius is synonymous with environmentally-friendly, hybrid technology and it’s almost hard to believe that the first generation car has been on sale since 1997. 

Although some early models were imported, the first Prius we officially received was the 2004 second evolution and came complete with the petrol and electric engine set up it soon became known for. 

Now hybrid technology is used much wider in such cars as the Lexus CT200h and Mitsubishi Outlander

It was also available only with an automatic CVT gearbox and the petrol and electric engines provided a total of 143bhp.

Despite the second motor and associated battery packs, interior space in the old Prius was very good and it even had a 408-litre boot, which was bigger than most of its rivals including the Ford Focus

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

Toyota Prius Hatchback 2015 on

4 out of 5
Toyota Prius Hatchback 2015 on

New price range:
£24,245 - £33,895

Used price range:
£14,360 - £25,363

  • Class-leading efficiency
  • Plug-in’s 30-mile EV range
  • Distinctive design
  • Generously equipped
  • Comfortable cabin and ride
  • Won’t sate keener drivers
  • Pale interior colours may age quickly
  • Getting expensive, especially Plug-in
  • Plug-in only has four seats

Toyota Prius Plus 2012 on

4 out of 5
Toyota Prius Plus 2012 on

New price range:
£27,830 - £30,175

Used price range:
£14,287 - £31,752

Comfortable, very cheap to tax, good fuel economy.
Expensive to buy, not engaging to drive.

Toyota Prius Hatchback 2004 - 2009

3.5 out of 5
Toyota Prius Hatchback 2004 - 2009

New price range:
£18,355 - £21,195

Used price range:
£1,540 - £5,745

Low emissions and great economy
Technology still in its infancy, CVT only transmission option

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