Toyota Prius

 toyota prius

PRIUS HATCHBACK - 1.8 VVTi Active 5dr CVT



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£23,449 

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Toyota has improved its fourth generation Prius. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Active 5dr CVT
HYBRID
£23,449.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Business Edition 5dr CVT
HYBRID
£24,389.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Business Edition 5dr CVT [17 inch Alloy]
HYBRID
£25,374.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Business Ed Plus 5dr CVT [15 inch alloy]
HYBRID
£26,119.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Business Edition Plus 5dr CVT
HYBRID
£26,439.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Excel 5dr CVT [15 inch alloy]
HYBRID
£27,154.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Excel 5dr CVT
HYBRID
£27,474.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 VVTi Business Edition Plus 5dr CVT AWD
HYBRID
£28,089.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 PHEV Business Edition Plus 5dr CVT
X
£31,344.00
PRIUS HATCHBACK
1.8 PHEV Excel 5dr CVT
X
£33,314.00

Ten Second Review

Toyota's Prius remains the most recognisable hybrid vehicle on our roads and has been much improved in this revised guise, principally with the option of 4WD. There are smarter looks too, a nicer interior, more equipment and extra safety kit. Otherwise, things are much as before, a clever hybrid powertrain delivering a set of efficiency returns that emphasise this car's superiority over comparably-priced diesel rivals.

Background

Welcome to the car that in its first two decades of life re-shaped the global automotive landscape, bringing hybrid technology into the mainstream market, while focusing the motor industry's attention on the way its products could be cleaner and more efficient. Toyota's Prius did all that and in this rejuvenated MK4 model guise, aims to continue to set those standards, building upon quite a heritage of ingenuity. At its original launch in 2016, this MK4 model aimed to widen its appeal beyond enviro-conscious folk, hence a smoother drivetrain and extra interior space. Now it's improved its safety credentials and added in the option of 4WD. 'You look smart: you should drive a Prius', Toyota's advertising tells us and around the globe, millions of drivers are doing just that.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
180
Battery Capacity in kWh
7.2
Battery Leased
False
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
75
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
67
CO
0.097
HC
0.012
NOx
0.003
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
80.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
88.3
CC
1798
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
13.4:1
Transmission
AUTO
Gears
1 SPEED
Engine Code
2ZR-FXE
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
76.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
66.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
76.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
67.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Min
76.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max
66.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
56.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
49.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
67.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
59.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
3.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
4.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
3.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
4.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
3.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
4.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
4.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
4.7
General
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
13E
Coin Series
Active
Coin Description
VVti
Badge Power
122
Badge Engine CC
1.8
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Performance
Engine Power - BHP
122
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
13.1
Top Speed
112
Engine Power - KW
90
Engine Power - RPM
5200
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
105
Engine Torque - NM
142
Engine Torque - RPM
3600
Engine Torque - MKG
14.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Tyre Size Front
195/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear
195/65 R15
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
15" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Length
4575
Width
1760
Wheelbase
2700
Height
1470
Weight and Capacities
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
457
No. of Seats
5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.2
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
725
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
725
Max. Loading Weight
415
Minimum Kerbweight
1375
Gross Vehicle Weight
1790
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
43
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Driving Experience

Hybrids are known to be much heavier than traditionally fuelled cars because of the big pile of battery-cells that provide the electric power. What is crucial to handling though, is where the extra weight is positioned. Toyota's modular architecture allows the centre of gravity to be lower and closer to the middle of the Prius, which translates into a better balanced ride for passengers but not a car you would ever describe as 'sporty'. It takes a fraction longer to get going than you might expect. The nickel-metal hydride battery pack gets the electric motor turning first and only when the Prius starts to pick up speed does the familiar 1.8-litre petrol engine fire up and seamlessly take over, allowing 62mph to be reached in a respectable 10.6s. The engine can be switched off if you need to run entirely on batteries, say, through Central London's Ultra Low Emissions zone. You can run on batteries more much longer with the pricier Plug-in version of this design, but that's not our focus here. The big news with this revised model is the option further up the range of AWD. This set-up uses an additional, independent rear electric motor to automatically activate the rear wheels to help those at the front when pulling away, or when low-grip conditions are detected. At higher speeds - between 6 and 44mph - the 'AWD-i' set-up also comes into play, transferring torque to the rear axle when sensors detect a loss of grip.

Design and Build

The Prius has always been styled to make an eco-statement - and nothing's changed there. However, for this revised fourth generation model, Toyota's taken the opportunity to give the design a cleaner look. At the front, slimmer bi-LED headlight units have been introduced, helping create a stronger horizontal line that emphasises the car's wide and planted stance. There are also revisions to the bonnet and the front bumper, plus smarter combination lamps at the rear. Inside, Toyota has tried to improve the perception of quality, improving the upholstery and adding a piano black treatment to the fascia. The Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system has been improved with the seven-inch touchscreen now engineered to respond to pinch, flick and swipe gestures like those used on smartphones. As before, the cabin continues with the theme of mounting all the useful displays and information in the centre of the cockpit rather than putting the dials directly in front of the driver. Instead of an instrument binnacle behind the steering wheel, the speed and other info is shown on an upper information display mounted just below the front windscreen. This gives a much greater sense of space inside the cabin than most rivals. The boot is over 500-litres in size and if extra space is needed, the rear seats can split 60/40 and fold down.
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