Toyota Prius Plug-in 2017 Road Test

Prius Plug-in Business Edition Plus £34,895 (£32,395) [£29,195]

Prius Plug-in Business Edition Plus with solar roof option £36,395 (£33,895) [£30,695]

Prius Plug-in Excel £37,095 (£34,595) [£31,395]

[Prices in squarte brackets are the revised prices announced on 15-2-2017]

(Purchasers benefit from a £2,500 Government plug-in hybrid grant)


(Standard Prius prices)

Prius Active £23,295

Prius Business Edition £24,195

Prius Business Edition Plus £25,995

Prius Excel £27,450


Standard equipment

All Prius models benefit from LED headlights with Automatic High Beam, electric driver’s seat adjustment, Smart Entry with push-button start and the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with touch screen control and DAB radio reception.

A new dual-zone air conditioning system is also standard, equipped with a function that detects whether the front passenger seat is occupied and automatically adjusts air vent opening and airflow accordingly, for more efficient and energy-saving operation.

Standard enhanced Toyota Safety Sense provides an integrated package of safety warning and assistance systems on all versions of new Prius, with the addition of two new features: A radar-controlled Adaptive Cruise Control system is included, which automatically keeps the car a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, and the pre-collision warning system is able to detect pedestrians in the car’s path, as well as other vehicles. These are in addition to the Pre-Collision Brake Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert, Road Sign Assist and Automatic High Beam.


Equipment Prius Plug-in Business Edition Plus

15-inch alloy wheels with 195/65 R15 tyres

Toyota Safety Sense includes Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Alert with steering control, Road Sign Assist, Adaptive Headlamp System, All-speed Adaptive Cruise Control

Driver and front passenger airbags

Front side airbags

Driver’s knee airbag

Passenger airbag cut-off switch

ABS with EBD and Brake Assist

Traction Control (TRC)

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Blind Spot Monitor

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Tyre Pressure Warning System

Hill-Start Assist

Front seatbelt pretensioners

Emergency Braking Signal

Whiplash injury-lessening front seats

Three 3-point rear seatbelts

Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning light and buzzer

Rear seatbelt indicator light

ISOFIX child seat tethers

Anti-theft system (immobiliser and alarm)
Dual-zone automatic air conditioning

Child safety rear door locks

EV, Eco and Power drive modes

Foot operated parking brake

Front and rear electric windows

All electric windows one touch down with anti-trap function

Electric power steering

Tilt and reach adjustable steering wheel

Remote fuel filler release
Smart Entry (driver’s door) and push-button start

12v power sockets front and rear cabin

Six-speaker audio

Dual zone automatic air conditioning

Remote central door locking

Cloth upholstery

60/40 split folding rear seatbacks

Powered lumbar support on driver’s seat

Adjustable front head restraints

Three adjustable rear head restraints

Front fog lamps
LED headlights

LED rear lights

LED Daytime Running Lights

Colour keyed door handles

Colour keyed mirror pods

Black centre and rear pillars

Electrically adjustable, heated and auto-retracting door mirrors
DAB radio with 6 speaker audio system
Electrically adjustable driver’s seat
Dual 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information displays
Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking
Adaptive Cruise Control
Road Sign Assist
Lane Departure Alert
Automatic High Beam

Soft-touch cabin trim
Wireless phone charger
Smart Entry (all doors and boot)
Colour head-up display
Blind Spot Monitor
Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Rear passenger footwell heating
Heated front seats

Auto dimming rear view mirror

Sunglasses holder
Leather steering wheel trim
Toyota Touch 2 with Go (satellite navigation and connectivity functions; 8-inch touchscreen))
Simple Intelligent Park Assist
Front and rear parking sensors

Retractable tonneau cover

Shopping bag hooks

Cloth upholstery

60/40 split folding rear seats


Additional/enhanced equipment on Prius Plug-in Excel: -

Leather upholstery
JBL premium audio system with 10 speakers and 8-inch touch screen

Voice recognition control
Rain-sensing wipers

Dusk sensing headlights
Toyota 2 with Go Plus (satellite navigation and connectivity with added functions; 8-inch touch screen)


Colours and trims

Seven exterior colours, including Hypersonic Red, a new pearlescent shade that offers extra depth and reflective qualities.

The interior is available in Cool Grey or Black, with matching trim and cloth upholstery. Leather seats (Excel grade) are in Cool Grey with black shoulder sections, or Black with contrast blue stitching.


Prius Plug-in option packs

Solar roof system (Business Plus Edition Only; requires deletion of colour head up display, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert)

Black interior with piano black centre console

White interior with white centre console

Metallic or pearlescent paint



5 year 100,000 mile manufacturer warranty extendable at extra cost up to 7 years.

5 year 100,000 mile warranty on hybrid battery.




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