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Toyota Prius - £5k - £8k: Best cheap fuel efficient cars

Best cheap fuel efficient cars - Toyota Prius

We found: Prius T-Spirit (59-reg/80k)Price new: £20,170 Now: £7,495Engine: 1.8-litre 4cyl petrol/electric 134bhp Economy: 70.6mpgCO2/tax: 92g/km/£0 Euro NCAP: 5 stars (2009)

Think of hybrid motoring, and the Toyota Prius is the obvious option. It was one of the first mainstream models to make petrol/electric motoring a realistic prospect – and now the current car’s prices have dropped temptingly low.

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Flagship T-Spirit trim comes well equipped, too, with sat-nav and park assist included as standard, showing that eco-driving doesn’t mean sacrificing your luxury kit. A 1.6-mile all-electric range helps keep emissions down, while the 1.8-litre engine emits just 92g/km of CO2, so even this used model is exempt from road tax.

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