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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
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The third Toyota Prius may not look that different from its predecessor but thanks to several key improvements it's actually a big leap forward. Like before it's a hybrid, so uses a conventional petrol engine alongside an electric motor, but it is now a realistic alternative to low-emission diesel cars when it comes to performance and driving.No... read more

PROS

Superb economy, low emissions and zero road tax, responsive engine, plenty of rear passenger room, very well equipped, Prius Plug-in offers even lower emissions

CONS

Noisy under hard acceleration, steering column lacking in adjustment

It may look like simply a saloon version of the Civic hatchback we're all familiar with, but in fact this is a very special Honda. It's actually a hybrid so, like the Toyota Prius, it uses an electric motor along with a conventional petrol engine. The electric motor assists the engine by giving it a boost during acceleration to improve economy - it... read more

PROS

Good fuel economy, excellent build quality, futuristic interior design, roomy

CONS

Dull styling compared to hatch, sluggish performance, engine noisy when pushed

As the old adage goes, 'if it isn't broke, don't fix it,' and that's certainly the path Volkswagen has followed with the Golf. This, the sixth-generation Volkswagen Golf, is technically an all-new car but shares much with the previous model - that's no bad thing as the previous generation model was a superb all-rounder. The latest car is even... read more

PROS

Supremely refined, upmarket interior, good choice of efficient engines, low-emission BlueMotion model available

CONS

Not particularly striking to look at, expensive compared to similarly equipped alternatives

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