TOYOTA Prius+ 1.8 VVT-i Icon Auto

  • OTR £27,660
  • Petrol Hybrid, MPV
  • 1798cc (1.8 litre), Automatic, 5 door
96 g/km
70 mpg
NGC Rating

TOYOTA Prius+ review

NGC verdict 03.07.2012

For our road conditions the Prius+ is an acquired taste and effort is needed to obtain good fuel figures. With a huge share of the Japanese market, where Toyota sells 25,000 Priuses a month (about 10,000 are the Prius+), and worldwide Prius sales of 2.6 million since 1997, it's rather a surprise it has taken so long for an MPV version.

However, because it's only slightly bigger than the normal car it's best thought of as a more spacious five-seater with a larger boot that has occasional rear kiddy seats when the boot space isn't required. Interior ambience is disappointing considering the car's price. The Prius remains a car that is a 'white goods' item for transport, rather than an enjoyable drive.

Review by Russell Bray

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Official MPG
70 mpg
4.0 litres/100km
Real MPG
52 mpg
5.4 litres/100km
Fuel cost
10.6 p/mile
Fuel price
122 p/litre


Official CO2
96 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
6 euro
NOx:27 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
0 least polluting


First Year
£110 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
£130 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
BIK rate
18% 17/18
20% (18/19)
23% (19/)

TOYOTA Prius+ 1.8 VVT-i Icon Auto key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 7 seats
  • Engine Size
    1798cc (1.8 litre)
  • Transmission
  • Engine Power
    136 HP / 138 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    11.8 seconds
  • Top Speed
    105 mph / 169 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge

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