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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 T Spirit 5dr

    Felipe Foy , Berkshire . Date: 01/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test drove this car for over 4 days and found it completely easy to drive. It's not a car for someone with a lead foot but it did make me change my style of driving to a more relaxed style.

    I averaged on the 'A' roads 62mpg and 58mpg on the motorways, did quite a few long journeys. I also did two trips to the local tip to see how it coped with a car full of heavy rubbish.

    To be honest I would never have even looked at this if it wasnt for the fact of the price of diesel, my last car was a Discovery 3 HSE, whilst this is a wonderful car the costs are prohibitive.

    The kids loved the cars displays showing batteries etc and the rear view camera, they love the idea of being green.

    So did I order one, YES I did, I will take delivery in July 09, and will look forward to all my motoring costs coming down and over a 3 year period will save significants amount of money.

    What I would say is look at the car for what it is, is it fast, No, does it do a job, Yes. That job is to ferry people about whilst trying to reduce your overall motoring costs.

  • 1.5 Hybrid T4 5dr

    andrew smith , hants . Date: 26/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    We have a Prius a one of our many Pool Cars. We also have a civic hybrid, Volvo v50, volvo v40, various Peugeot 807's and new Renault Leguna,s. The Prius is the only car to have been completely and utterly reliable. Every other car goes wrong, due to the short journeys and hard life they live(heavy right boot in most cases!) The Prius seems to take in all in its' stride. Although the complicated start up procedure puts many off driving it, I love it. On a long journey, it is very comfortable although its no ball of fire. The back has room for three burly colleagues(just) and the boot fits more in than our volvo's. Sure the V50's keys are more sort after but the Prius comes a close second in may peoples eyes. A word about the dealers' too. Our local Toyota dealer is second to none. Having dealt with most manufacturers dealers Toyota really do try that bit harder. Its' a no-brainer as far as I'm concerned. Having said that my own car is a BMW. Still when it comes to trade, the Prius will be first on my list

  • 1.5 Hybrid T4 5dr

    Johnny Logan Date: 25/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I have only had this car for a short time, but so far I'm impressed. It is comfortable to drive, both in terms of physical comfort and performance. It's no race car, but it was never meant to be. Performance is more than adequate. Handling is vague, to say the least! The back seat cannot accommodate a baby seat, booster seat and another. I wouldn't have got it a year ago when I needed to have more space for baby and kids. Fine now.

  • 1.5 Hybrid T Spirit 5dr

    Michael Morton Date: 10/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    In response to Chris Smith (04/07/08) suggesting everyone should drive a Honda Jazz instead of a Toyota Prius, if purchase price and MPG were the only factors, you could save yourself another £4500 and drive a Hyundai i10. 8 MPG (combined) better than the Jazz, and stiil a five door, five seater car. Only £35 road tax too.

    In defence of the Prius, I too read many reviews before buying mine, most owners seem to get between 55-65 MPG in everyday use. A UK motoring magazine ran a Prius long term, and declared an average MPG of 60.8 during the whole time they had the car, mainly London commuting. Speaking of which, those of us who live in London can save a further £2000 every year in congestion charge fees alone with a Prius. The car comes with fabulous CVT automatic transmission as standard, and has features like cruise control (not even available on any Jazz model). The car is also much more spacious and has a bigger boot too. Yes the initial purchase price is higher, but so is the trade in value when you come to sell. Finally, road tax for just £15. Your and my versions of sanity in this debate Chris, are clearly very different!

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