2017 Toyota Prius Review

Introduction

As the world’s first mass-produced full hybrid car the Toyota Prius is a true automotive legend; a game-changer like few others that sparked a quiet and embarrassing U-turn by countless car makers that said hybrids would never catch on. This is the third all-new version of the popular but divisive Toyota, and it’s the most advanced yet by a country mile.

 

Body Style: 5dr Hatchback             Seats: 5                      MRP from £24,100 - £28,255

 

Did you know? Toyota sold its first Prius in Japan almost 20 years ago, on December 10, 1997

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.1/10)

The innovative Toyota Prius continues to be the archetypal hybrid car. These days, it’s more odd-looking than ever, which divides opinion a little, but there’s no questioning the sheer efficiency of the hybrid technology within. Indeed, with this latest one, Toyota has ramped up the onboard technology to match, making it a truly advanced family-sized hybrid, one that delivers excellent fuel economy and ultra-low emissions, albeit at the slight expense of performance and driver engagement. No matter; that’s not what this car is about. Delivering highly usable hybrid technology at a real world price is, and on that front, Toyota has scored a bullseye.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9...