2006 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2006 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"weak power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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joevipe writes:
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4

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Gas mileage, Roomy, and a lot of storage space

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Slow car

joevipe
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Great Family Or Commuter Vehicle — I personally like the look of the Prius and i love that it is eco friendly. The car is very comfortable and quiet. 170k miles on it with only basic maintenance. The gas mileage is phenomenal and cost wise vey fair. The acceleration on the car is slow, but the braking and handling is great making the vehicle very safe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
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mileage and great for 2 people

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power, acceleration

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Prius Quality And Economy — Great car for commuting and for 2 people touring. Very low maintenance, and survived hitting a deer head on. We have taken it cross country and it has performed well on long trips. Annoying that you loose air conditioning when not moving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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banthonydooley writes:
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Great car! Great gas mileage and reliable.

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If you want to save on gas mileage, you compromise horse power. Not for those looking for fast acceleration!

banthonydooley
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Excellent! — I love that the car can drive me anywhere, anytime. The leather seats are a plus. The car brake well, handles pretty well; Car feels safe, enough room for everything I need. I would NOT recommend for families of more than 4; or, if you travel, families of more than 3.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
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Gas milage!, Plenty of room

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None!

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My Prius Rocks My Socks Off! — This car is amazing. If we ride it hard, and gun it at every light, we still get 40mpg. It's got plenty of pep and has a really nice ride. We've had it for a little over 2 years now and have absolutely no complaints. I think everyone should have one! We were looking at the Mazda 3 hatchback and the Kia Spectra5 and this has the best build, most useful features, and by far the largest cabin. Plus Toyota's are known to be reliable and have great resale value (although I don't think we'd ever sell this!)

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Christopher writes:
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I want my MPGs!
Display geek heaven.
Nice looking.
Good interior.
Cubbyhole in the trunk good for putting misc stuff.

Cons

Small.
JBL system sucks hard.
Bundles= bad.
Slow acceleration.

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Green Machine. — (This was my car before I had a Ford Focus, we got a two year lease on this) Oooo! The darling of Hollywood, and its not a shabby car. I got the package w/JBL sound and Bluetooth, and I have to say, I miss the car. Bluetooth worked like a charm,but the sound system sucked. The backup camera was a real plus, and saved my butt from rising insurance fees by making sure that I could see that parked car. On that note, it is hard to see out of the back window. The car had trouble going up hills, even if I gunned the engine. But yes, this is a non performance car. Gas mileage was stellar, I got somewhere around 50mpg(I did have a switch that switched the car to electric mode, and that helped). The car was high quality, everything was nice and the car looks nice too. I miss my Prius dearly.

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Frank writes:
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Sips gas, lots and lots of space, aerodynamic, smooth acceleration,

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Thick A-pillars can be bad for visibility, Toyota Traction control is CRAP, heavy for size

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Big Goofy Efficient Handy Car — I can see why it was the Consumer Reports top pick for '07. It got us through the Skyrocketing Gas Prices and paying for gas now isn't a barrel of monkeys either, of course. I can see performance potential with hybrids. Sometimes, it seems people want to race, and while suddenly their car slips behind as their transmission shifts up, and I laugh as the electric motor constantly peels off the torque, while the gas motor makes its monotone whine, still never very loud, maybe Priuses (Prii?) should get louder pipes, though thanks to the continuously variable transmission, the exhaust note is mind numbingly boring. But, oh yeah, I was mocking you all for your cool sounding revving motor, you slave to the Otto-cycle chumps. Oh, you step on your brake, and all that potential energy goes to waste as friction heating up the brakes? S-s-s-s-s-s-sucker!!!!!! Somewhere Satan laughs at thee! Anyway, thick A-pillars are definitely the top negative. Awkward overhead airbags may cause accidents. Fits more than your average pickup, once brought home a table, 4 chairs, and enough room for a cooler or two. Toyota traction control sucks, it basically decides not to move the wheels if it detect the slightest slip. Makes Minnesota winters seem longer. On dry roads, though, it's great.

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5

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fuel economy

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power pick up speed.

Mommie
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Great Eco Friendly Vehicle — Love how I can save great gas mileage on my Toyota Prius. Toyota Prius also has a touch screen inside the vehicle. It has Bluetooth, navigation system, backup camera, voice command, and commercial locations on the navigation system. One of the best vehicle in this time right now.

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MMARIOTTI writes:
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Great Car, never owned a car this long. Very dependable, amazing gas mileage.

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Car does not have a distance to empty, so you need to make sure you fill up at a 1/4 tank. The outside temp display is only shown on the fuel economy screen.

MMARIOTTI
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Such A Great Car I Have Decided To Buy A New One! — What can't this car do? with the rear seats folded flat you can move almost as much as a SUV, I can put my bike in the back with out taking the wheel off. The rear view camera helps you park in the tightest of places. The blue tooth in this car makes a busy professional so efficient, you make calls safely from the steering wheel. Never ever use a conventional key again, keep the fob in your pocket and just touch the door handle to unlock the car, sit down put your foot on the key and press the push start button to start the car, no need to take the fob out of your pocket. A car to love, I never kept a car this long, now I have purchased a new one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BoxsterBoy
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A Great Hybrid With Lots Of Bells And Whistles — This is a great car for all around city commuting. It handles well, has a reasonable ride, and of course the gas millage is good. The build quality has been up to the standards of Toyota i.e., fantastic. With 3000 miles on the car I have had zero issues. The acceleration is slow which is to be expected. It does feel a little tippy when aggressively turning corners, but a Porsche it is not. The interior noise is reasonable and it is easy enough to carry on a conversation. Highway driving is good, but leave plenty of room to pass. There is very little get up and go.

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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MVarrell writes:
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Gas mileage; overall a very dependable car

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paint scratched easily

MVarrell
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Quality Vehicle — This car has been excellent. I am very diligent about maintenance and never had a problem with the engine or transmission. Had a minor issue replacing the water pump but it was eventually covered by a recall.I would recommend this car to others.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Toyota Prius Reviews

Very Reliable Car For Commuting Back And Forth From Work. By fwlzone

This is a nice looking 4-door vehicle. It is a great commuter car at 42mpg. On long trips, ride can get a little snug. It does have more space that Gen 2 Prius for cargo. Overall a fund car to drive ... Read More

Gen 1 Prius Review By pacphil

This is a great little car. The trunk is valuable for those who like to hide their stuff as the 2nd Generation (2004 to 2009) and 3rd generation Prius do not have a trunk. It's fuel economy is not q... Read More

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2002 Toyota Prius Reviews

Love It By cbier

I've been exceptionally happy with this car since I bought it in 2003. It has only cost me regular maintenance cost to keep it running. I'm still getting 46mpg after 161k mi. I would buy one again. It... Read More

Great Car By richpook

I found this car to be great on gas and maintenance. Not much power if you're looking for that but not very noticeable after you have it and not riding in a BMW or something. Rides smooth and quiet. G... Read More

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2003 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Little Car. Very Reliable Transportation By Jahon29

It looks small, but you don't feel that while you drive the car. It handles very good. Braking system is perfect. Around $25-28 to fill the tank. I love the gas mileage that this car gets. It is arou... Read More

Love My Classic Prius By scarlatto9

I have always loved everything about this car and now that fuel is getting pricey, I'm even happier. This car goes as fast as I want to, and more importantly, when I'm stuck in traffic the emissions ... Read More

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2004 Toyota Prius Reviews

Would Buy This Car Again With A 3rd Row Back Seat By R.J.

liked the 40 mpg... liked the reliability... liked the cubic space... liked the environmentally friendliness... liked the handling... liked the technology disliked the space with 2 cars seats... disli... Read More

First Car I Bought And I Loved It, But Need Something Bigger Now By WoodWard10

I liked everything about this car from the cost to maintain it to the ease of getting my two children in and out of the car without hitting their heads on the too low roof, problem we have with my hus... Read More

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2005 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Value By Stevesprius

Overall great vehicle. Well kept, reliable, lots of room, economical with great gas mileage. Would highly recommend a Prius to anyone looking to purchase a front wheel drive vehicle. It handles well ... Read More

Love It. By Bonita28

The Prius has been the best car for my family. We drum a lot and the cargo space is a amazing. I can carry so much. Lots of room in back seat. Lots. Very dependable. We opted to buy the electric batte... Read More

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