Leading UK Consumer Association awarded a dozen of Toyota models among Best Buy recommendations

Hybrid and hydrogen cars hailed as Which? ‘Best Buys’, among a dozen recommendations for Toyota models in its annual Car Guide

Buyers of new and used Toyota cars can make their purchase with renewed confidence, as the 2019/20 Which? Car Guide has awarded 12 Toyota models with ‘Best Buy’ status.

Looking at categories across the board, from city cars through MPVs and SUVs, this year’s Which? report, based on its own lab tests and consumer feedback on reliability, names the UK’s best and worst car buys.

Reflecting Toyota’s market-leading focus on alternatively powered vehicles, it’s no surprise to see that those models commended by Which? in its new vehicle categories were all self-charging hybrid models, aside from one – and that was the hydrogen fuel-cell-powered Mirai.

There is an increasing car buyer focus on electrified vehicles and it is particularly significant that Which? sees Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell Mirai as a ‘Best Buy’ in its large cars segment. Hailed as a car which shows that “the future is here now”, Mirai scored well because “unlike an electric car, it doesn’t need lengthy charging”.

In the competitive larger SUV segment of the Which? Car Guide, Toyota’s all-new RAV4 Hybrid was praised for being “efficient, refined and effortless to drive” and for being “an excellent alternative to a diesel SUV”.

At the other end of the spectrum, Toyota’s Yaris Hybrid, noted for having a 92 per cent fault-free record, receives a ‘Best Buy’ in the small car category.

Continuing the success for its hybrid vehicles, the seven-seat Prius+ is named an MPV ‘Best Buy’, due to its build quality, comfort and fuel efficiency around town and the Prius Plug-in Hybrid is described as the “king of urban fuel economy”.

Highlighting reliability across the range and the satisfaction of Toyota owners, the Which? Car Guide shows that 61 per cent of all new Toyotas on sale receive a ‘Best Buy’ rating.


Full list of Toyota accolades:




Used city car

Toyota iQ (2008-2014)

Best Buy

Small cars

Toyota Yaris Hybrid (2012-)

Best Buy

Used small cars

Toyota Yaris (2006-2011)

Best Buy

Used medium cars

Toyota Auris (2012-2019)

Best Buy

Large cars

Toyota Mirai (2015-)

Best Buy

Used large cars

Toyota Avensis (2009-2018)

Best Buy

Used large cars

Toyota Prius Plug-in (2012-2015)

Best Buy

Used estate cars

Toyota Auris Touring Sports (2013-2019)

Best Buy


Toyota Prius+ (2012-)

Best Buy

Used MPVs

Toyota Verso (2009-2018)

Best Buy

Larger SUVs

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (2019-)

Best Buy

Used Larger SUVs

Toyota RAV4 (2013-2018)

Best Buy