2010 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2010 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 25 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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LRHDRL writes:
2010 Toyota Prius Three Review
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5

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Save gas, reliable and easy maintenance

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Because it is a hybrid, you trade the gas savings with less speed power

LRHDRL
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Prius — This is a great car to own if you do a lot of commute. Switch to Prius because I was driving my friend's car for a while. Found out the savings I get from the gas. Maintenance cost is affordable, as you know Japan's car maintenance is not expensive. Great handling and did not have a complain at all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Glennhockett writes:
2010 Toyota Prius Two Review
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4

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I does get 50 mgh even with today's ethanol hindered gasoline with careful driving. My old ones would get 50 mgh too before ethanol, but dropped to 44 mph after the ethanol was added.

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I'm used to an Acura MDX and Toyota Avalon, so the seats are not that good. But they are better the my 2001 and 2005 prius'. Rear view and blind spots are worse.

Glennhockett
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Very Efficient Transportation — It's more comfortable than my other Prius'. Better driver position. It's fun trying to squeeze the most mileage I can out of it. It handles well, I'm comfortable at 75 on the interstate or crawling around town on the battery. Braking is very good, acceleration good also with the battery and engine working together. Noise level much better when accelerating hard. It's a goofy looking thing, but it sure is sweet paying $30.00 to go 500 miles instead of $56.00 to go 340 in my MDX. Had a whomp, whomp noise that increased with speed, sounded like a bad tire, a guy at Sam's Club said he could feel the tires were wearing unevenly. So I got a new set of Michelin Defenders but had the same noise. My mechanic listened and said I had a bad wheel bearing, the right rear was really bad but the left rear was starting to go also. Seems strange having wheel bearing giving out at 80,000 miles. Mechanic asked if the car had been in water, some of the bolts in the wheel were rusted that shouldn't have been. So after spending $600 on tires I didn't need, plus another $500 to replace 2 rear wheel bearings, problem solved!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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queeanee writes:
2010 Toyota Prius Two Review
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5

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Great Gas mileage and very comfortable for long trips. Tons of room for 2 to travel

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Not the greatest on icy conditions. You must drive very slowly and carefully

queeanee
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Love It — Actually nothing negative except it doesn't have my wants and needs for right now. I prefer a sunroof and navigation, but without those two items, it is a great car. The last snow storm, we had to drive slow because it did slide if you are not careful.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Clare writes:
2010 Toyota Prius One Review
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Great on Gas

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None, Car has remote start, keyless entry, push button start and bluetooth

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Great Car — this car has the bells and whistles, automatic doors and windows, remote start, keyless entry, smart key technology, push button start and bluetooth. Nice to drive and no need to plug in like other fuel efficient vehicles. just gas and go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nymarcin writes:
2010 Toyota Prius Three Review
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4

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Rare visits to GAS Stations.

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not a lot of room in the back

nymarcin
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$$$ Saver... Dislikes Gas Stations — It is a great option for city and highway. This car saves us $$$ about 60% compared to our old car. Our previous car was a 2005 Honda Element. My wife loves it and our kids as well. We used to spend about $75 on gas per week and now we spend about $25.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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snsheppeck writes:
2010 Toyota Prius Three Review
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The 2010 Prius 3 has a sleek appearance, handles beautifully, and gets unbelievable mileage (49 mpg on the highway!).

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The back seats are a bit cramped and the car is expensive for its size category, but the benefits are worth the price.

snsheppeck
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Love It! — This was my very first car, and wow; did I get a great first car! I consistently get 45-51 mpg and the engine runs so quietly you never even notice it. The Prius drives smoothly and looks beautiful, to boot. Since it's a Toyota, I'll be able to drive it for years. I couldn't be happier with it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TintMastersAuto writes:
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5

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I am loving the gas mileage! 400 miles for about $25 is great in my opinion.

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There is very little power in the car when engaged in eco mode. part of the trade off for great gas mileage.

TintMastersAuto
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City Runner — I bought the car in May and have been driving it everywhere! within the first week i took it on a 400 mile road trip and was surprised that i didn't have to stop for gas till i reached my destination. I was very comfortable for the whole ride and enjoyed how well the car was overall. I can't even tell when the vehicle came in and out of electric mode unless I am stuck in traffic for longer then 5 mins. I would recommend this vehicle for anyone looking for a cheaper everyday car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Norka writes:
2010 Toyota Prius Four Review
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I purchased our 2010 Prius several months ago using this website to steer me toward the best available choices.  This car is extremely comfortable and deceptive in how much carrying capacity.  There is sufficient room for four adults and with the rear seat backs folded down, one can haul all kinds of stuff.  Having just had an small SUV for five years, I am not missing its hauling capacity.

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I can't find anything I don't like about this car!

Norka
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Great Prius — I especially liked the fact that this was a lease trade-in by someone who drove the car to and from work daily and gave it great care up until the time her new car was ready. I have gotten away from needing to have a current model when one that is two years old with 34K miles is available and saves me from absorbing first year's depreciation. I love the comfort of this car as well as the luxury of the way the Level 4 model is equipped. The fuel mileage is always at least in the high forties and most often shows 50-51 mpg. We drove from OH to ME several weeks ago in it and couldn't have been more pleased with it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matt writes:
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To thumb my nose at the middle east and Texas!

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Will not win many drag races but so what?

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Unless Something Better Comes Along, I'll Buy Anohter. — The Prius is my second hybrid with a 2006 Civic as my first. The Civic would outrun the Prius on curvy roads and was a bit more fun to drive. I'm very impressed by the high degree of comfort, convenience and its ability to cruise comfortably at 90+ m.p.h. while achieving 45 m.p.g. with the Prius (Recent 225 mile trip home from NYC). Toyota made a wise decision to replace the smaller engine with the 1.8 Corolla engine. High build quality makes the car feel like it will stay new for many years and makes me feel like Toyota’s bad press is contrived. Even though this is not a high performance car, it is fun to drive and can achieve a respectable average speeds most anywhere. The most fun however is driving in the city when one's able to silently sneak up on people and cause them to stare and wonder how this car can pass silently. I also find it entertaining to beat the EPA 50 m.p.g. estimate. I recently achieved 51.3 m.p.g. on a round trip to Boston while setting my cruise control on 80 m.p.h. as often as I could (notice an emerging addiction?). I applaud an organization that can build a product that actually delivers what is promised. I eagerly await Toyota's plug-in Prius! I also eagerly await the Model S Tesla!

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sub566 writes:
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loaded with equiptment   all options except moon roof     nav. leather. remote start

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nothing

sub566
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Great Car — ride mileage low maintence and retention of value when prices of gas go up so does the price of used prius's very low cost maintence have a 2006 prius with 160,000 miles and still running great wifes car my 100,000 mile inspection was less then 350 $ with all the other cars I have had never got out of the shop for double that

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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