Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Hybrid petrol engines 7.2 - 7.5 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Hybrid petrol engines 47.1 - 48.7 mpg

The Toyota Prius+ running costs make for pleasing reading if you’re pinching those pennies. Fuel economy of 68.9mpg or 64.2mpg on the combined cycle, depending on specification, is claimed by Toyota. So, expect both versions to return over 50mpg in real-world driving if you’re careful with your right foot. The T4 model is definitely the one to pick for the lowest tax bills though, as it’ll cost nothing.

You’ll also get free congestion charging in London, which could save you up to £2,500 per year if you’re working within the congestion charge zone.

The trim to go for if you’re looking for low emissions is the T4, which emits 96g/km of CO2 thanks to its slightly smaller wheels. It’s a shame the T Spirit model can’t dip below 100g/km too but at 101g/km it’s still pretty reasonable.

There’s little to worry about regarding Toyota Prius+ reliability. Although there were widely publicised cases in the USA of throttles sticking open causing unintended acceleration, there have actually been no major recalls to fix any fault with the Prius. In fact, none of the claims have been substantiated. Before the stories were published in the media Toyota had built a reputation as a builder of extremely reliable vehicles, and there’s no reason to suspect anything has changed whatsoever.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £145
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 11 - 15
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