What used Toyota Prius hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for this generation of Prius start at around £9000 for a 2016 car with high mileage. Increase your budget to £13,000 or more for a good 2017 car with an average mileage and a full service history, bought from an independent or franchised dealer. A facelifted example from 2019 can be found from £17,000, and you’ll need at least £23,000 for a rare four-wheel drive Prius.
A plug-in variant can be found for £14,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Toyota Prius hatchback?
The plug-in hybrid has an astounding average fuel consumption figure of 235mpg under the older NEDC tests, although it's unlikely that you will see such figures in real-world use if you don't regularly charge it. The regular Prius manages 67.3mpg under the newer, tougher WLTP tests, while the all-wheel-drive model achieves 58.9mpg.
The plug-in hybrid has the lowest CO2 emissions of just 28g/km, but the normal Prius still puts an ultra-low figure of 78g/km, which means pre-2017 examples qualify for free road tax.
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 fee. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Insurance and servicing
Insurance groups for the Prius are reasonable for this size and type of car, and servicing should be relatively inexpensive, too, with plenty of options on how to pay including plans to allow payments by direct debit. Examples that are over five years of age qualify for discounted servicing at a Toyota dealer if you sign up for free to the Toyota 5+ Club. Servicing is required annually or every 10,000 miles.
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