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Toyota Prius review

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Toyota Prius
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19 Dec 2016 10:25 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:42

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

There’s plenty of space up front for tall adults to get comfortable, and the Prius is also roomy in the back, with more leg room than a VW Golf and a flat floor that means even a middle passenger will be comfortable. Like the Ioniq, the aerodynamic sloping roofline limits rear head room more so than in conventional hatchback rivals such as the Golf; if you’re taller than average this means your head will be brushing the roof lining. Generally speaking though, the Prius is good for passenger space in the front and back.

The hatchback tailgate opens to reveal a long, wide boot area, albeit shallower than you’d find in most traditional hatchbacks. When you need extra room for longer loads, the rear seats drop easily in a 60/40 split, although you’re left with an awkward step in the extended loadbay.

 

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Most owners will be satisfied with the generous level of equipment that comes on the cheapest trim level. The kit list includes 15in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and 7.0in touchscreen wi...View trim
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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 phone...View trim
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Business Edition Plus
Sat-nav is added to the 7.0in touchscreen's functionality, as is internet connectivity. Both front and rear parking sensors are also included, as is a parking assistance system. The wheels on Busin...View trim
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For an added layer of luxury, top-spec Excel trim adds leather seats, an upgraded stereo system and rain-sensing windscreen wipers. There are also extra infotainment features such as text message a...View trim
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