Used Toyota Prius
Winner of the 2005 Car of the Year, the Toyota Prius set the standard for hybrid cars. It is a mid sized hatchback which offers excellent economy and no road tax, along with offering a very high build standard and good performance. Unlike some other hybrids you do not need to sacrifice performance and it an excellent buy as a used car.
The Prius has two engines: a 1.5 or 1.8 litre petrol engine (depending on the year of manufacture) which develops around 100 bhp and an electric motor which acts as a supplementary engine when more power is needed or can power the car on its own. The electric motor is powered by batteries which are charged during deceleration and braking.
About town you can run the car off its batteries alone and the average combined fuel consumption is around 70 mpg which means that you only need to fill up the tank every 700 miles or so. Driving the car feels little different from driving a standard car. There is only one body style (the hatchback) and one (automatic) gearbox.
The Prius has a high level of comfort and is roomy inside; it is an ideal choice for a family car. There is plenty of luggage space along with an under-floor storage bay. On some models there is even solar powered air conditioning system which stops the car getting too hot when parked.
The Toyota Prius has set the standard for hybrid motoring and you will find of these cars of it for sale across the UK from approved Toyota dealers, independent traders and private sellers. No matter where you are in the UK, Motors.co.uk could find a deal on a used Toyota Prius near you.
The Toyota Prius has also been modified for hybrid racing using a gas electric hybrid engine. This car has set the land-speed record for a hybrid car reaching 130.8 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.
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