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Toyota Prius Hatchback boot space, practicality and safety

2004 - 2009 (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by Dan Harrison Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

This is the first Hybrid car to be crash tested by Euro NCAP and it performed well, gaining a five star rating. The safety body described Prius as having “a very strong and stable passenger safety cage.” In addition every model has front and side airbags and front and rear curtain airbags, front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Traction Control (E-TRC), Stability Control Plus (VSC+).

Security is taken care of by an alarm, immobiliser and remote central locking.

The boot is large and has a wide opening, making it ideal for carrying large and awkwardly-shaped loads. There’s no evidence of battery packs or hybrid mechanicals intruding into the load area. The seats split and fold for added load area. The glovebox is large and splits in two places for extra room. There are also large door bins, cupholders in the back and a handy sunglasses holder.

Euro NCAP rating

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Adult Occupant: 5 out of 5
Child Occupant: 4 out of 5
Vulnerable Road User: 2 out of 5

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (22)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
T Spirit Standard Equipment (5)
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
T Spirit Optional Equipment
  • n/a
T3 Standard Equipment (1)
  • CD
T3 Optional Equipment
  • n/a
T4 Standard Equipment (3)
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
T4 Optional Equipment
  • n/a


Length 4450mm
Width 1725mm
Height 1490mm
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