The cabin in the Toyota Prius+ is not quite as airy as a Citroen C4 Picasso’s, but it’s close. It has an excellent driving position, with terrific visibility, and controls that are sensibly positioned and labelled. The touch-screen infotainment system is annoying, though, because the menus are complex and the icons are small and hard to hit at a glance.
Toyota Prius+ space & practicality
Two six-footers can happily sit up front, and the centre row will take three in fair comfort. Each of these three seats slides, folds and reclines individually, too. Most seven-seat MPVs offer more space for passengers in the rearmost seats, though, and while the boot is a decent size, the wheelarches intrude and limit its width.
Toyota Prius+ equipment
There are just two versions of the Prius+ but both have an appropriately high level of equipment given the car’s price. The ‘basic’ T4 has alloy wheels, a panoramic glass roof, Bluetooth, a touch-screen multimedia system, a reversing camera and a head-up display; and, if you pay the extra few thousand for T Spirit, you add leather upholstery, sat-nav and an upgraded stereo. Among the few options are a Protection Pack (with side mouldings and bumper corner protectors) and a Style Pack.