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Toyota Prius owner reviews

"Whether you love or loathe its styling, the latest Toyota Prius is a practical and technology-filled hybrid that costs very little to run"

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 4reviews

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    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    Business

    Year of registration

    2019

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    65
    Review
    Brilliant car. Superb on motorway at high speed, steady as a rock, wonderfully so in strong winds. Refined, comfortable, relaxing drive on all roads. Powerful braking. Superb quality, e.g. in sound system, steering. cruise control and ergonomics. Not really for foot-on-floor driving but is a car you can drive swiftly for long periods, in town or on motorway, and not get tired. Lots of head room in front. Great boot and luggage space. Fabulously smooth transmission and gives me excellent mpg - would be even better with 15in wheels (I have 17in).

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    Excel VVT-I

    Year of registration

    2017

    Average annual mileage

    10,000 – 14,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    70
    Review
    This was my first Toyota and my first hybrid. My Prius has been faultless and has proved comfortable, practicable and enjoyable, the only criticism being a slight lack of bottom end grunt. I am averaging 70mpg over a broad spectrum of commuting, town work & long distance motorway work and that is through a severe winter.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    Faultless
    Performance
    A slight lack of bottom end power is noticeable on occasion but everyday needs are met perfectly well. A slight adjustment in driving technique is soon adopted.
    Running Cost
    Very low fuel consumption and insurance costs. The 3 year Toyota service plan is good value as the service intervals are 10,000 miles

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    1.8 Hybrid CVT 5dr

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    68
    Review
    Bought this car 2 months ago and it was the biggest and most expensive purchase of my life especially as I had to take out two loans and use a lot of my small savings to buy the car outright and I'm so pleased I did. I do short round trips of 8-18 miles per day 7 days per week in mostly country lanes/city traffic and I now re-fuel every 21.5 days. I've noticed that the first 4 minutes of the car used fuel and then it goes into battery mode once warm and I could do an entire journey at less than 30mph on battery. Love the stop/start traffic now as it recharges the car battery and hey presto I'm saving fuel. The car has a lot of features for the money. I drive carefully and gently I can now get up to 68.5-69mpg and this is the best I can get on average, it doesn't do the stated 95.mpg as advertised but it' still pretty high if I'm filling every 21 days. Overall - an excellent quality car, excellent mpg, massive boot space, fast windscreen heat up, comfortable, stylish and a pleasure to drive in traffic and road bumps. Incredibly pleased with my investment.

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    Business Edition

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    70
    Review
    My 2016 Gen 4 Prius looks good (from the back and front at least) and is very economical. I frequently get over 100 mpg, but hills, short commutes and heavy loads bring it down to 70 mpg overall. I am impressed with the ride, handling, room and supreme reliability, but sometimes wish for more torque. This is the best car I have ever owned. I highly recommend it.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    Faultless
    Performance

    5 out of 5

    Not important. Buy another car if you want performance
    Running Cost

    5 out of 5

    Low

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