Toyota Prius Plug-In reliability & safety

Strong standard safety tech makes the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid a great candidate for family transport.

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability & safety rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£31,864 - £33,964
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
Euro NCAP ratingAdult protection ratingChild protection ratingSafety assist rating
5 stars (2020)88%82%86%

As you’d expect, the Prius Plug-in shares much of its electronics and technology with the regular fourth-generation Prius. With more than 20 years spent developing hybrid technology, Toyota has made the Prius Plug-In totally dependable, even though this model features a new Dual Motor System and a bigger battery.

Toyota Prius Plug-In reliability & problems

Toyota was ranked as the sixth-best brand for customer satisfaction in the 2020 Driver Power owner survey and the eighth-best for reliability. This also includes its standard petrol models, but Toyota is known for its reliability so the Prius will be no different.

The fourth-generation Prius finished 16th in the 2020 Driver Power rundown of the best 75 cars to live with, so the Prius Plug-in will likely be just as easy and trouble free to live with. That’s because it uses many similar components, so this information should give you reassurance.

Safety

All Prius Plug-ins get Toyota’s Safety Sense package as standard, which includes collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, traffic-sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and seven airbags. Given it shares its body with the standard Prius, it also scores a full five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating, which was originally awarded in 2016 and maintained at the latest annual review, conducted in April 2020.

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