What used Toyota Prius hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for this generation of Prius start at around £18,000 for a 2016 car with an average mileage for the year. Spending between £20,000 and £22,000 will bag you a good 2017 car with an average mileage and a full service history, bought from an independent or franchised dealer, while £23,000 and upwards will net you a nearly new car from a franchised dealer. You’ll need at least £24,000 to buy a plug-in variant, with the same criteria as the cars listed above.
How much does it cost to run a Toyota Prius hatchback?
The on-paper promise is that it won’t cost a lot to run. The plug-in hybrid has an astounding claimed average fuel consumption figure of 235mpg and CO2 emissions of just 28g/km. It's unlikely that you will see such figures in real-world use, but the statistics are pretty impressive nonetheless. The official claimed fuel consumption of the regular Prius is 83.1mpg, with a CO2 output of just 78g/km.
For cars registered before the tax changes of April 2017, the annual charge will be zero, while cars registered after that date will have to pay the current flat rate of £130 a year.