TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition Plus Auto

  • OTR £29,195
  • Including OLEV grant (Category 2)
  • Plug-in Petrol Hybrid, Large family
  • 1798cc (1.8 litre), Automatic, 5 door
CO2
22 g/km
MPG
283 mpg equiv
NGC Rating
33
10

Get PCP quote
NOW!

Get business
quote NOW!

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

Read full review See all model variants

Fuel
Economy

Official MPG
283 mpg
1 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
83 mpg
3.4 litres/100km
Official test
Fuel only
59 Real mpg
4.8 litres/100km
Real-world

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
22 g/km
Tailpipe only
Euro Std
6 euro
NOx:1 mg/km
PM:0 mg/km
NGC Ratings
39GHG
AQ25
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

First Year
£0 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
Standard
£130 17/18
Reg from 01/04/17
BIK rate
9% 17/18
13% (18/19)
16% (19/)

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition Plus Auto key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Motor Power
    1798cc + 75.5 kW (elec)
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Engine Power
    122 HP / 124 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    11.1 seconds
  • Top Speed
    101 mph / 163 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    100% Discount ULED
  • Vehicle Inlets
    Type 2
  • Eligible for OLEV grant
    Yes
  • Official EV driving range
    39 miles
  • Rapid charging option
    No

Related reviews

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Oct 2017

Related news

//