2008 Toyota Prius
There are 32 user reviews for the Touring trim shown below
- Fuel economy, interior room, features, uniqueness
- Under powered for mountain driving, price, no height adjustment on driver's seat, uniqueness
What an excellent car, I am loving every minute of driving the Prius. We drove our 2008 Prius Touring from California to Virginia and back, and the car was very comfortable the whole way. The tighter suspension of the Touring model is worth it, as it floats a lot less at higher speeds and is more stable under side winds. Fuel economy coast to coast was 45 mpg, and that's including going over the Rocky mountains twice, once under headwinds. The interior room is enormous, and folding the rear seats flat allows you to carry as much as a small pick up truck. The car has loads of storage space inside, which my wife loved. The Navigation system is stupendous, took us coast to coast without a quirk. The premium JBL stereo is awesome but could be improved with better tweeters. The engine might be a small 1.5 but the electrical motor provides plenty of torque for highway merging, provided your batteries are charged, but the car charges them automatically, no plugging in. The main complaint I (and many other Prius owners) have is the lack of height adjustment on the driver's seat. Cheaper Corollas, Camrys and Scions get it, so why not the Prius? In Japan, Europe and Australia you can have height adjustable seats, so why not in the US? Come on, Toyota!! At $25,000 plus no seat height adjustment is a big flaw on the excellent Prius. The car is unique, and that is not for everybody. I bought the car mostly for all the cutting edge technology and the excellent features at this price, the frugal fuel efficient hybrid drive system is one of them, and with current rising fuel prices I believe it's the best mid size vehicle right now.
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