“Dear What Car?, please, please, please can you help? I would like a car that’s clean and frugal around town, but I run an Ultimate Frisbee team, which – as I’m sure you’ll be aware – is a team of seven players, so I need plenty of space. Oh, and my budget’s around £30k. What car would you recommend?”
Crumbs, that is an enigma. Well, a hybrid should take care of the clean and frugal part, while a seven-seater will carry the Frisbee team.
A Volvo XC90 T8 hybrid fits those two criteria and is a jolly nice thing but, at more than £60k, that’s out. Which, believe it or not, leaves just one car that qualifies on all counts from the plethora of new cars on sale: the Toyota Prius+.
Now that little conundrum has been solved, how good is the Prius+? And for those of you who are more focused on a hybrid, is it better than a standard Prius or a Hyundai Ionic? Or if it’s a seven-seat MPV you’re after, how does it stack up against a Volkswagen Touran or Citroën Grand C4 Picasso?