- $9,246 - $9,646
- Friendly on the environment.
- Too much plastic in the interior and seats get dirty easy
I bought this car for the environmental reasons it was built for. It was not built for gas mileage even though this is a plus. It was built to be environmentally friendly. I am assuming it is friendly to the environment, I could not answer that question, but it makes sense to me that it is. I am averaging High 30's consistantly low 40's on occasion. This is not bad but not 50's or 60's either.
I am very dissapointed with the interior materials. They are very cheap and finger prints and dust are a problem. The seats get dirty just looking at them, I don't know what kind of material this is but I have never had anything like it before. I don't drink, smoke or eat in my car and I have no children but it is constantly dirty in side and hard to clean.
Driving it is easy but it is rather hard to keep in all electric mode. It would be nice to have a switch to keep it in electric mode. I understand that the Prius' in europe have this feature.
If you are just looking to save gas it would be better to buy an econonical car not this one due to the high initital cost. I know I will never make up the difference in gas mileage; but like I stated before I got it to do my part for the environment....read morehide
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- MILEAGE NOT AS ADVERTISED! PRICEY, HEAVY CAR, SLOW, BAD QUALITY
- SAME AS ABOVE!
DO NOT BUY THIS PRIUS AND BE SORRY LIKE ME. GET YOURSELF A MINI COOPER AND NOT A HYBRID, ITS JUST NOT WORTH THE COST! MINI COOPER STARTS AT $18,000 1.6L I4 118HP 32/40MPG. IT IS FAST AND SPORTY. IT ALSO COST MUCH LESS THAN THE HYPED UP AND UNSATISFACTORY PRIUS!
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- DON'T LIKE THE PRIUS TOO MUCH BECAUSE ITS UGLY, BUT ONLY FOR THE 60MPG1
- REGRETED THE PURCHASE DUE TO FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!
I WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT THE PRIUS IF I'VE KNOWN THAT IT WILL NOT MAKE THE 60MPG. I SACRIFICE THE UGLY STYLING AND ITS SMALL SIZE, ONLY BECAUSE IT ADVERTISED TO GET 60MPG. MAKING 40MPG DOESN'T MAKE ME HAPPY AND IT WILL CONSOLE ME. TOYOTA SHOULD BE TRUE TO THEIR PROMISE AND MAKE ME LOOK LIKE A FOOL!...read morehide
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- Respectable mileage roomy easy and fun to drive
- Ugly, to much road noise on highway, display screen hard to see in most light conditions.
I have 22500 miles on my Prius. I bought it after three of my friend purchased theirs. We are all in the most part happy with the vehicle. You can expect to get compact car mileage with this mid size car, if you drive like other normal drivers. If you drive with mileage and consumption as your priority you can get decent mileage, not the numbers claimed, but none the less respectable mileage. I along with another friend, we drive � highway and � city are averaging around 38 mpg. In the city, if trying to conserve, you can get upwards of 50 mpg. I have bested 50 mpg on a couple of occasions �note this is all city and doing everything to get the best I could�. These numbers also were not for a whole tank only around 200 miles of all cities. I have read other reviews saying they are getting 60 + in the city I find this hard to believe. I along with my friends while doing everything to conserve can get no where near 60 mpg. I feel people saying this are only looking at the mileage screen and taking the best readings for short distances, which you can get up to 60 but this is only for very short trips maybe 10 miles at best but after a couple hundred miles when you actually top the tank and do the math it�s more in the line of mid 40�s in town. On the average driving like this is a normal car not racing around or jackrabbit starts just going the speed limits we are all getting around 37-39 mpg. We do try to see who can get the best mileage but as of yet have never beat 52 mpg in all city driving. This car has more than enough power except coming from a dead stop, but once rolling it will accelerate very nicely. I also would never buy another Prius, I�m waiting for more options to come along then I will most likely purchase something else....read morehide
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- has more room than most of the other midsize I drove
- erratic electric operation, never know when it will kick and out
Shouldn't allow Toyota to advertise 60mpg city and 51mpg Highway. Never came close to either Best City 45mpg, worst 37mpg Best hwy 46mpg, worst 41mpg
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- Built well and fairly comfortable. All right gas milage.
- Poor visibility, ugly, hard to stay in electric mode.
This car is OK if you don't mind the tear drop style. I have gotten very good milage when driving like a turtle and concentrating on maximum milage. If you drive normal expect to recieve on the highway around 38.5 mpg. In town the milage varies to much to give an accurate average. You can expect from low 30's to mid 50's depending how easy you drive. I have been able to stay in all electric mode going below 30 mph and get 50 + mpg. In the winter, milage is less due to the engine running to keep the water hot to heat the cabin. In the summer there is not much diference in milage. It is quite nice sitting at a stop light with the engine off and the air conditioner running using no gas, try that in a gas powered car. The air conditioner keeps the car cool even in the hottest temperatures.
I have driven a Ford Excape Hybrid; I wish I would have driven it before purchasing this car, it was built better, quiter and I found it easier to stay in electric mode. The Ford was also cheaper than my purchase. I paid $29,000.00 the Excape was only $28,000.00 with much the same features....read morehide
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- WHY WOULD TOYOTA DELETE THE REVIEW FROM SOMEONE FROM WA., DC!
- IF TOYOTA IS NOT AFRAID OF THE TRUE, WHY CAN'T WE HEAR BOTH SIDES!
THE GUY WROTE THAT HIS 1982 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT DIESEL GOT MUCH BETTER MILEAGE THAN THE PRIUS AND THAT THE BATTERIES FROM HYBRIDS POLLUTE THE ENVIRONMENT MUCH MORE THAN THE GAS POLLUTION! HE MENTIONED THAT THE REASON FOR THE BATTERIES ARE TO BE RECYCLED AND NOT THROWN IN THE GARBAGE BECAUSE IT KILLS THE ANIMALS AND PEOPLE WHO DRINK WATER COMING FROM THE RIVERS AND STREAMS! ANOTHER WROTE THAT THE BEST VEHICLE WOULD BE HYDROGEN POWERED, NO POLLUTION WHATSOEVER!...read morehide
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- NO COMPARISON WITH THE SHAPE & PRICE OF THE SATURN AURA HYBRID
- BAD FUEL MILEAGE, HARD RIDE, SMALL PASSENGER COMPARTMENT & TRUNK, PRICEY!
I WAS NOT SOLD TO THE PRIUS HIGH PRICE & LOW VALUE CAR. I WENT WITH THE NICER SATURN AURA HYBRID WHICH WAS BIGGER AND LOWER PRICE THAN THE UGLY TOYOTA PRIUS WHICH WAS SMALLER IN EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE PRICE! THE SATURN COST ABOUT $22,000 WITH 2.4L I4 ENGINE @ 164HP WITH 28/35MPG MILEAGE AND CAR OF THE YEAR FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL BODY! BESIDES, TOYOTA COPIES FROM EVERYBODY!...read morehide
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- DON'T MAKE YOUR CUSTOMER LOOK STUPID TRYING TO GET 60MPG!
- UGLY, SLOW, HIGH PRICED COST AND MAINTENANCE AND WRONG LISTED FUEL ECONOMY!
THE ONLY FEW THINGS I WOULD SAY IS, IT ONLY MAKES YOUR CUSTOMERS LOOK STUPID TRYING TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING UNATTAINABLE BY LISTING 60MPG! ISN'T IT, TOYOTA?
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If it can't make 60mpg, don't list it. It only makes things worse with lying and fooling good paying customers which expect to make such unreachable mileage!
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