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2005

Toyota Prius

406 points

2nd Place
CitroŽn C4 - 267 points
3rd Place
Ford Focus - 228 points

Toyota Prius

The pioneer Prius of 1997 set a new standard for clean emissions among petrol-powered cars but Toyota’s first hybridlackedsome refinement. The Car of the Year 2005 is everything the original was not. It has appealing looks and good accommodation. Performance is relatively lively, with the availability of 110 hp when combining the thrust of the Atkinson-cycle engine and the electric motor. Fuel economy may be outstanding when a gentle driving style is applied, encouraged by the character of this vehicle.

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