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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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62 reader reviews for Toyota Prius Hatchback.
  • 1.5 Hybrid T3 5dr

    Mark O ' Byrnes , Kildare . Date: 20/05/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My 3rd review, Now 110,000 Miles and not one single failure. Getting an average of 60-65 mpg per tank and not some random trip reading. Lots of people say they get such and such on the motorway etc which is completely irrelevant, it's what you get per tank is what matters. Remember what you may loose on the motorway you should regain at slower speeds in town or on slower roads and more

    Again pulse and glide, on a decent release the accelerator and press gently until energy flows only from the battery to keep the momentum going, it gives you a gentle electric push. And another way is release the accelerator and gently push until no arrows flow at all, then you're coasting then if you press the accelerator more you get an extra push only from the battery, using this technique I can even drive through many small towns and villages in Ireland using absolutely 0 fuel.

    The Prius is a great car and it's a shame to think I drive one of the lowest emissions car on the road, far less harmful emissions than any diesel, yet diesel is promoted as being a green earth saving fuel due to some now having lower Co2 emissions. Co2 is seen as a pollutant which it is not, most of the other toxic emissions from diesels is harming human health yet this is completely ignored in the E.U.

    A lot of people are having very expensive failures on diesels today such as the dmf and dpf, non of this is an issue with the Prius, it's one of the most reliable cars in the world. I'll never buy another

  • 1.5 Hybrid T4 5dr

    Mark O ' Byrnes , Kildare . Date: 25/02/2011
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      62.7

    My car

    over 26 kms I can average 62.7 mpg at speeds up to 60 mph. Driving my 2003 A4 TDI over the same distance 40-45 max! However on the motorway over 60 miles I averaged 53.5 mpg in the prius. About the same as the A4. I'm convinced I can get more mpg in the Prius once I get used to it.

    I bought an 07 with 45,000 miles for a real bargain. It's not as comfortable as the A4's leather seats. And not as nice to drive. But I am happy with the Prius!

    To all those people crying of only getting 45 mpg. If you familiarise yourself with the technology there is no reason you can't get good mpg at all. There is one trick called pulse and glide in the right conditions up to 40 mph. Check it out it does work!

    I was thinking about the polo bluemotion, no way, too small, ugly inside and uncomfortable, and the rattle of the 3 pot diesel is way too much of a compromise.

    Particle filters on modern Diesels can give major trouble at great expense, no thanks. I liked diesels when they were like they are supposed to be-nice and simple. Not any more! And at the prices some of them go second hand? no way! With the fuel economy I'm getting in the Prius I will never go back to noisy expensive diesels again!

    For the size of the prius and it being a petrol automatic, it is remarkable how good the economy is.

    Remember Pulse And Glide ! Some of the you tube videos make it look like you have to drive painfully slow, but they are giving a demo of the way it works! You will figure out when to

  • 1.5 Hybrid T3 5dr

    don feasey , GREATER MANCHESTER . Date: 10/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    I ENDORSE MOST OF THE POSITIVE REMARKS. BUT I FIND BEING TIED TO A TOYOTA DEALER ANNOYING...MINE IS TOO FAR AWAY FROM MY HOME. CAR BOUGHT MARCH 2003. I HAVE HAD AUXLLARY BATTERY FAILURE TWICE (FLAT AS A PANCAKE) WITH NO GOOD REASON FOUND.PRESENT BATTERY FAILED FROM 15 MONTHS NEW. RECENTLY FULLY RE-CHARGED BUT I DO NOT TRUST IT

    GARAGE TELLS ME I DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR ENOUGH TO KEEP THE BATTERY CHARGED....................NONSENSE.. ANY ONE ELSE HAD THIS TROUBLE?

  • 1.5 Hybrid T3 5dr

    Brian Allinson , Dumfriesshire . Date: 09/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    This my 2nd Prius, changed in Oct 2008. First one averaged 55/56 mpg this one no higher than 46mpg running same journeys (all country roads) as last one. I am at present at issue with Toyota as regards lower mpg and so far not too pleased with their response. Otherwise car excellent and reliability first classl

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