TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i CVT

  • Used model
  • Including OLEV grant (Category 2)
  • Plug-in Petrol Hybrid, Large family
  • 1798cc (1.8 litre), Continuously Variable, 5 door
CO2
49 g/km
MPG
135 mpg equiv
NGC Rating
28
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TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid 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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Fuel
Economy

Official MPG
135 mpg
2.1 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
79 mpg
3.6 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
55 Real mpg
5.1 litres/100km
Real-world

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
49 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
6 euro
NOx:1 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
34GHG
AQ19
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

First Year
£0 17/18
Band A
12 Month Rate
Standard
£0 17/18
Band A
12 Month Rate
BIK rate
9% 17/18
13% (18/19)
16% (19/)

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i CVT key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Motor Power
    1798cc + 100kW (elec)
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable
  • Engine Power
    179 HP / 181 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    10.4 seconds
  • Top Speed
    60 mph / 97 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    100% Discount ULED
  • Vehicle Inlets
    Type 1
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
    Yes
  • Official EV driving range
    15 miles
  • Rapid charging option
    No

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