A sound system with an AM/FM radio, a CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and 10 speakers, controllable from a 7.0-inch central touchscreen.
Active cruise control, which will slow you automatically to match the speed of a car in front – and return to your set speed when the way is clear.
Controls on the steering wheel for the audio system, your phone, the active cruise and other safety systems.
A head-up display, which projects a digital speedo on to the windscreen (helping you to keep your eyes on the road).
Wireless phone charging using the Qi system: if your phone permits inductive charging, you simply place it on the charging mat.
Smart-key entry, which lets you unlock and start the car while the key remains safely in your pocket or bag.
Alloy wheels, which are usually lighter than steel wheels. Unusually, those on the Prius carry plastic or resin streamlining, fitted to cut fuel use marginally.
A reversing camera. Seatbelt reminders for all five seating positions.
LED headlights, which are more efficient and brighter than traditional globes, and last much longer. And these dip automatically, to avoid dazzling oncoming drivers.
Broadly effective Autonomous emergency braking, and Lane-departure warning.
Seven airbags, and electronic stability control – which can help you avoid or control a skid. (For the placement of airbags, and more on Prius safety systems, please open the Safety section below.)
The Prius is covered by a three-year, 100,000km warranty. Additionally, the expensive battery in the hybrid system is covered by an eight-year, 160,000km warranty.