There are only two Toyota Prius+ models and both are on Motability. Although Toyota don’t claim that Prius is any sort of crossover, it does lend itself to a variety of needs and might be especially friendly for families.

There are slight differences between the models in both mpg and CO2 g/km figures, with a slender victory for the Icon – and it really is an ‘icon’ of the movement towards a more environmentally friendly motoring future.

More and more of us are searching out eco-friendly choices – but more than that, if you’re looking for a smooth and quiet car, you’ve just found it. Add to that an interior that’s both appropriately functional yet glossy and topped off with a 6.1 inch touchscreen giving you access to driving information, audio, climate control and warning messages.

A choice of configurations means options for luggage or passengers. In 7 seat mode you’ll spare 200 litres, while in 5 seat mode you’ll extend it to 505 litres.

Similarly, if you’re looking for a good set of safety features, the option of a Prius+ means that you no longer need to limit your search to heavier marques. Toyota present the same standard safety features across both models – the Prius+ Icon and the Prius+ Excel, meaning that whichever you go for, you’ll feel secure in your choice. The list includes: lane departure alert, LED headlights (and daytime running lights), auto high beam, adaptive cruise control, road sign assist, vehicle stability control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, pre-collision warning, drive and front whiplash injury lessening seats, hill start assist and reversing camera.

Sometimes it’s the small things that make a difference and this is perhaps where you might start to edge toward the Excel. Extras beyond the Icon include: privacy glass, rear window sunshade (the Icon has a rear windscreen UV filter) as well as driver and passenger heated seats. The Excel is also that bit cleverer, with Toyota Touch 2 with Go Navigation system (optional on the Icon) intelligent park assist, smart entry and push button start, electronic boot release as well as auto headlights and wipers.

Advance Motability Payment: from £195