Toyota Prius + review (2013 onwards) MSN Cars UK

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Toyota Prius + review onwards)

Model: Toyota + T4, £26,495

Bodystyle: Seven-seat MPV

1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol, @ 5,200rpm, 105lb ft @ 4,000rpm, by hybrid system

What is the Prius +?

The Toyota Prius + what it says on the tin: a Toyota Prius with a bit more: more space, seats and more clever In a nutshell, Toyota is expanding its Prius family and the Prius + ‘Plus’) is the larger people iteration of its original, bestselling car.

None of its rivals can the clever-clogs hybrid drivetrain of the

Launched in Britain in 2012, the Prius + is a seven-seater MPV to compete the likes of the Ford S-Max and Sharan. However, none of its can match the clever-clogs hybrid of the Toyota — its 1.8-litre engine is boosted by a 60kW motor, charged by a lithium-ion

Where does the Toyota + fit?

This is the second expensive hybrid that Toyota — at £26,495 in cheapest T4 only the Prius Plug-in is expensive. We tested it in T Spirit which brings a host of touchscreen sat-nav, JBL eight-speaker sunblinds and keyless entry are equipment.

There are only two models to from and the T4 is nearly as well coming with the head-up clever steering wheel which anticipate your cruise control and a panoramic All come with Toyota’s warranty. You can consider this a choice in terms of reliability.

Is the Toyota Prius + for you?

You consider a Prius MPV if you need to large families around and are about your tax bills and We’ve noticed plenty on in London, where its low CO2 rating to dodge the Congestion Charge threshold was lowered to 75g/km in 2013.

The Prius + offers space for a large seven-seat MPV and is all its rivals can muster are turbodiesels, no electric motors in sight. many users may find driving style is better by a modern TDI.

What does the Prius + do

It’s spooky to creep town in whisper-quiet EV zero-emissions in a car as big as this

The hybrid operation of the Prius + is very slick. has been building petrol-electric since 1997 and knows a or two about how to juggle the twin of petrol and electric operation and this shows in the polished onboard the Prius people There are no complicated systems to just nudge the stubby gearlever into Drive and off you often silently.

It’s spooky to creep around in whisper-quiet EV zero-emissions mode in a car as big as (a pleasure only available for bursts while the battery is charged).

The digital instruments well and we particularly like the display, which beams speed onto the windscreen in line of sight. A real boon that keeps eyes on the road for longer.

What doesn’t the Toyota + do well?

While there’s no the cleverness of the hybrid operation, is no getting away from the the Prius Plus is almost devoid of driving fun. is a car whose pleasures come its sophisticated engineering in the pursuit of not performance.

The steering is completely lifeless all the response of an arcade game You twirl the wheel and the car turns, but devoid of any feedback, weighting or to tell you what the front are doing. There’s the usual mix of and soaring revs from the variable transmission (CVT) that we’ve come to from hybrids, but performance is quite brisk for a part-electric car of size.

We hate the annoying beeping which disturbs the every time you reverse

passengers found the Prius steeply raked windscreen a queasy-making, but at least the quarterlights you can see out easily. Some MPVs of ilk have whopping blindspots the windscreen A-pillars. This is a and airy interior, one which very Japanese in its choice of and space-age, futuristic layout.

What is the Prius + like to with?

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You might think the batteries would gobble up in the boot floor, but the truth is the + is a very practical, roomy Middle-row occupants enjoy a flat floor, sunblinds, of space in every direction and which slide back and to juggle room for bodies or Things are slightly more in the third row, but two adults be able to contort themselves the sixth and seventh pews for journeys.

Smaller children be fine.

Practical touches there are cubby holes a pair of sunroofs and not one, but two for stowing all the detritus of family The only real glitches are holders which struggle to the now-ubiquitous 500ml soft-drinks upright and an incredibly annoying beeping which disturbs the every time you reverse. feel like the local lorry every time you


How green is the Toyota Plus?

The Prius Plus’s trick is its amazing official consumption and emissions figures. to part-electric operation, Toyota you’ll travel 68.9 on every gallon of unleaded you in the tank, with correspondingly low CO2 of 96g/km. To put things in perspective, the efficient Ford S-Max 2.0 averages 52.3mpg and 139g/km.

That a people carrier of size emits just of CO2 is nothing short of miraculous

The cuts out at traffic lights, warmed up, and you’ll never of creeping silently around on EV mode. Just remember government figures are somewhat we averaged nearer 40mpg in our with the car, but if driven you should save more at the pumps.

Would we buy a Toyota +?

You should consider a Toyota Plus if you need a family car seven seats but don’t a soaring tax bill to reflect full-size choice of wheels. a people carrier of this emits just 96g/km of CO2 is short of miraculous and you will every time you renew tax disc or pay your company car tax

The everyday reality, however, is different. Like most — and especially hybrids you will rarely match the claims and a decent turbodiesel rivals will probably be as parsimonious in the real world. But as as the UK tax system obsesses over a car like the Toyota Prius + makes a lot of sense.

Definitely one to consider if you want to bodies galore in the most way.

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