24 Nov '12, 4pm

@greencarguide Toyota Prius + green car review

The Prius + is a people carrier with a petrol-electric hybrid system incorporating Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT); if you think it sounds about as far removed as possible from the Toyota GT86 sports car, then you’d be right. Push the accelerator in the Prius + and there’s no instant response, then, thanks to the CVT, the engine revs climb and the engine noise gets louder, but there is little extra forward progress. As well as dulling performance, the large, heavy body also doesn't do any favours for the car’s handling. Steering is light, so in combination with its CVT transmission, it’s easy to drive. If you want to transport a large family around a city such as London with the lowest possible emissions, then the Prius + could be the car for you. But this is not a driver’s car.

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