Price range: £7595-£12,845
Years: 2003 – 2009
You'll like: Environmental image
You won't: Not suited to motorways
Hybrids don't get much more high-profile than this – but the Prius is also a great choice as a family car, and it won't break the bank to run, either.
What's it like?
The Toyota Prius proves that going green doesn't have to be a compromise. It won't cost the Earth to run, yet it's spacious, easy to drive and reliable.
An improvement on the original Prius (2000-'03), it wasn't the first hybrid to go on sale, but it put alternative-power cars in the public eye, and became the one celebrities and MPs had to be in.
The big cabin will take five at a pinch. The boot isn't huge, but it's a good shape and easy to load.
What to watch out for...
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