The Toyota Prius Plug-in is too expensive by half. It works well as a short-range, pseudo-electric vehicle, but not well enough elsewhereread the full model review
This trim level adds a few more comfort and convenience features including keyless entry, heated front seats, a head-up display, blind spot warning and a wireless charger for compatible smart phones. Some interior panels are of a more tactile, soft-touch finish, too.,
The sole drivetrain choice is a 1.8-litre petrol engine that works in union with an electric motor to make a modest combined output of 120bhp. It's possible to drive at up to 36mph using electric power alone, but most of the time the engine is in action, too. The automatic gearbox is a CVT unit that sends revs soaring when you accelerate hard, but it's much quieter than some other Toyota hybrids.