TOYOTA Prius Mark III 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid 15in wheel [2009]

  • Used model
  • Petrol Hybrid, Large family
  • 1798cc (1.8 litre), Continuously Variable, door
89 g/km
72 mpg
NGC Rating
The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest cars to 100+ for the most polluting.

TOYOTA Prius review

NGC verdict 08.08.2012

Swopping the Prius's nickel-metal hydride battery pack for a more expensive, heavier, more potent lithium-ion one has made this the best Prius yet for wealthy motorists wanting to go greener, but it's still difficult to make the maths add up. Low mileage, urban users might never need a petrol station, but won't cover enough miles to justify financially the extra cost of this plug-in version over a standard Prius.

The Prius remains white goods style transport rather than an entertaining car to drive and the interior looks and feels cheap considering the car's £32,895 price tag before the poor taxpayer chips in £5,000.

Review by Russell Bray

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Official MPG is combined figure from NEDC test cycle; Real MPG is estimated based on real world driving conditions; Fuel cost is an indicative figure based on Real MPG and petrol hybrid price of 116.9p/litre.
Official MPG
72 mpg
3.9 litres / 100km
Real MPG
61 mpg
4.6 litres / 100km
Fuel cost
8.7 p/mile
5.4 p/km


Official CO2 emissions from the NEDC test cycle. Euro standard, NOx and PM (particulates) are official air quality measures. Env Ratings are part of the NGC Rating. GHG = Green house gas rating – measures the impact of lifecycle CO2, AQ = air quality and measures the lifecycle impact of air quality emissions including NOx and particulates.
Official CO2
89 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro std
5 euro
NOx:6 PM:0
Env Ratings
0 = least polluting

TOYOTA Prius Mark III 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid 15in wheel [2009] key information

  • Practicality
    door, seats
  • Engine Size
    1798cc (1.8 litre)
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable
  • Engine Power
    HP / PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
  • Top Speed
    112 mph / 180 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion charge

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