Alternatives

Used Toyota Prius Hatchback 2009 - 2015 review

(2009 - 2015)
Toyota Prius Hatchback (09 - 15)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Toyota Prius hatchback?

The Honda Insight might not be nearly as accomplished as the Toyota Prius overall, but it is significantly cheaper to buy and should still return about 50mpg.

The Lexus CT200h should be another Prius contender, not least because it uses the same hybrid system, but the overly harsh ride makes it fairly unpleasant to drive and it’s also smaller inside than the Toyota equivalent.

It’s also worth noting that if you’re not fussed about having a hybrid, or you do a lot of motorway miles, a conventional petrol or diesel family hatchback such as a Volkswagen Golf or Toyota’s own Auris will be significantly cheaper to buy than a Prius.

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Verdict

With many used-car buyers seeking alternatives to diesel, the Toyota Prius is looking increasingly attractive. But is this hybrid a sound buy?

  • Cheap to run
  • Spacious interior
  • Very reliable
  • Dull to drive
  • Expensive to buy
  • Motorway economy not great