Eco worrier

I am considering an eco and tax friendly company car for a budget of £20k and an annual mileage of 12k. I have seen the SEAT Leon Ecomotive. Do you have alternatives you can recommend in that class?

Asked on 21 August 2010 by NF, via email

Answered by Honest John
Though Leon ECOmotives were initially discounted, a Toyota Auris hybrid is about the same list price and shares it's drivetrain with the Prius III. On past performance of the Prius III, some of which have done 400,000 miles as taxis, the Auris hybrid is likely to be both more reliable and cost less to run than the SEAT, taking everything taken into account. See test and video at:
www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/toyota/toyota-auri...o
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