Toyota Prius 2016-2019 used car review
Greg Hill reviews the Toyota Prius.
The hybrid vehicle has evolved from what was once looked upon as a novelty to become a viable ‘green’ alternative. The futuristically styled two-door Honda Insight was the first hybrid on the Australian market, in early 2001, but the more practical four-door Toyota Prius that followed soon afterwards made more sense.
While Insight struggled over the years, Prius has gone from strength to strength even as other manufacturers have joined in with hybrid models in various forms. Toyota also has Corolla and Camry hybrids but it’s Prius that remains synonymous with the technology.
Moving to its fourth generation in 2016, Prius underwent substantial changes. The green focus was maintained with revisions to the petrol/electric hybrid system delivering improved fuel economy, but a new platform and better on-road dynamics made it a more enjoyable drive. The distinctive body styling, that focuses on aerodynamic efficiency, along with a bold interior presentation, does polarise opinions.
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