2013 Toyota PriusBrittany L - Greenbelt, MD02/27/2017
This car gets great gas mileage, which is why I was particularly interested in this model. I have always owned SUVs in the past because I am very tall and hate having to hunch over or lay all the way back with my knees in my chest like in most cars. But the Prius is shockingly comfortable. My boyfriend (who is 6'4) and I did a 10 hour road trip the first month I had this car and we were amazed not only at the gas mileage, but at how well the car held up through a freak snowstorm, rain, and driving over the mountains, all while being super comfortable. I never thought I would say it, but I honestly love my little Prius.
2012 Toyota PriusKarl L - Los Angeles, CA10/16/2016
I owned a hand-me-down 2005 Prius (first generation) for years and never had any problems with it. Shame on me for not doing sufficient research into the differences between the first and second generation Prii. It is a COMPLETELY different car. Do EXTENSIVE test drives with this car on several types of surfaces. The visibility in this car is so bad it feels unsafe: major blindspots. Virtually non-existent suspension; hits every bump like it was a pothole. Rattles like crazy, especially on rough road and at high speeds. Cheap plastic interior components. Poor turning radius. Deafening road noise. Worst of all, it gets nowhere near the gas mileage they claim; I have never gotten more than 40/45 miles on the highway, and never broken 30 city.
Prius is the way to go!
2010 Toyota PriusElyse - Atlanta, GA08/15/2014
This car has excellent mileage. You can get anywhere from 420 miles to 500 miles on one tank. I usually get about 45mpg to 50mpg during a normal work week. This car is a dream and puts the fun back in driving again. It's like a game challenging yourself to stay in a certain mpg range which you control all by how well you choose to drive your car. The cons of the car are going to have to be acceleration. It's a little hard to go up steeper hills without compromising the mpg or the Eco mode which isn't a green driving experience. The plus side is that you can use the power mode to gear into high speeds very quickly. I love this car, it's comfy, spacious, and saves my wallet every week!
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