Car review: Toyota Prius — verdict — BBC Top Gear

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The Prius may you a few bob at the pumps, but we’d rather a VW Golf.

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The Prius may save you a few bob at the pumps, but rather have a VW Golf. knows what a Prius is. In to come, the brand name become a word in the dictionary. And for who have questioned the hype and why the Prius doesn’t go further on power alone before the kicks in, we now have the Prius a regular Prius with batteries that you charge at to extend their range to 15 miles.

There’s yet another variant too: for those who need seats, Toyota has launched the the first seven-seat hybrid MPV to hit the UK A higher roofline and smaller ion batteries have cleared for the third row.


All variants of Prius in a similar way: the mechanicals are much identical, and all three are fine: Toyota has done a job on the car’s dynamics. Saying you’ll not go for a drive down a road for the fun of it in any of them. Instead, the remains composed, stable and unflustered.

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Body control is and it absorbs bumps and road well. This latest is quieter than before so thankfully you don’t hear the of the engine too often. The din it makes you’re accelerating hard be enough to convince you not to bother, or may encourage you to opt for the Plug-in where hear it less often in a fully-laden Prius+, you’ll much more of it). not what the Prius is about, Its natural habitat is in town, and the Plug-in model is best It lets the car sail along electric power alone the engine kicking in at all if the batteries are

still charged, finally the ‘electric-drive’ Prius ideal expect.

On the inside

Regular Prius two major plus points the space on offer and the perception they’ll last forever. The is enhanced in the Prius+, although seats are strictly for kids. All levels are relatively well as you’d hope given the price, though it’s going for the mid-range T4 model at as that includes extras as cruise control and Bluetooth.

The regular Prius is economical (up to but a bit pricey. The Prius Plug-in, to its lithium ion batteries, is even economical (134.5mpg) but even expensive. However, because a plug-in hybrid, it’s for the £5k Government grant, the price back down to over £28k. Meanwhile, the Prius+ is the UK’s only seven-seat MPV. All are generally equipped too, particularly the and the VED band A rating means road tax and other benefits.

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