The reborn Toyota Prius may be the world’s most popular hybrid, but it faces stiffening competition from Hyundai, Volkswagen and Audi
Toyota Prius Plug-in long-term review
Does running a plug-in hybrid really make sense as a 500-mile-a-week driver? Six months with a Toyota Prius Plug-in gave us a conclusive answer
Toyota Prius Plug-in Business Edition Plus 2017 UK review
Second-generation Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid gets a bigger battery with new 39-mile electric range, more tech and styling updates, but it's expensive
Why we ran it: To gather real-world, big-miles knowledge of a variety of car, the plug-in hybrid, we’ll be seeing much more in the clean-air futureMonth 1 - Month 2 - Month 3 - Month 4 - Month 5 - Month 6 - Month 7 - Month 8 - Month 9 - Costs & specs
Saying goodbye to the Prius plug-in
It’ll be dull, people said. Lots of them did. Not my colleagues at Autocar, who know the Toyota Prius as the most reliable and economical of Toyotas, but friends in the wider world who heard we were planning to do 10,000 miles in the plug-in version of Toyota’s best-known hybrid.
These people had clearly done too many miles in old-shape Toyota hybrids, ground down by night-and-day minicab use. Certainly to some people a Toyota Prius only means one thing.
Me? I was excited by the idea. I’ve grown to enjoy the serenity and precision of electric cars, I’ve got religion (most of the time) when it comes to saving petrol, and I’ve always liked Toyota’s way of doing things. Besides, I always felt we had a bit of unfinished business where the Prius Plug-in was concerned.