Introduction

What Car? says...

Stop the Press! The Toyota Prius is dead – long live the Toyota Prius Plug-in. Around since the turn of the millennium, this hybrid is one of the best known in its field, but the game’s moved on, and so has Toyota.

These days, you need to have a car that can travel a significant distance under electric power alone to compete in the cut-throat company car market. For all the green credentials of the standard Toyota Prius, it can barely cover a mile on volts before the petrol engine kicks in. 

The question is, does this Prius Plug-in add up against the best plug-in hybrid cars – or, indeed, other family cars you might be considering? Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll answer that question, and tell you how it compares for performance, how practical it is, how big its boot is, and how safe and reliable it's likely to be.

Once you've decided which car is right for you, you can find the best prices using our free What Car? New Car Buying service. It has savings on most makes and models, including plenty of Toyota Prius deals.