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Near Perfect Car — This is my family's favorite car so far. We've never had any problems mechanically or performance-wise. I've made many trips to the hardware store in this as well as cross country trips. I've taken it out in the snow with no problems. I truly think this is the ultimate choice in one car families.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Excellent gas mileage. Tons of cargo space (we can fit 2 medium dog crates in the back). Love the style. Plenty of pickup and go on the road.

Cons: A little noisy on the road. Wish it had a better stereo.

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Another Amazed Prius Owner. — Incredible reliability, fantastic mileage, great room even in the back seat for such a small car. My husband can put his bike (standard commuter bike) in the back without removing the wheels; he couldn't fit it in the Camry without taking both wheels off.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I have 204,000 miles on this car, and I have just had my first mechanical problem - which is covered by a recent bulletin from Toyota so I am not being charged for the repair and have been given a free rental while they wait for the part.  Incredible reliability.  I am not a great car owner, but I change the oil - that's it.  I average 700-800 miles a week of about half highway, half city driving; I consistently get 48 mpg unless it is very cold out.

Cons: It doesn't bother me, but my 17 year old complains that the car has slow acceleration. The car has very low clearance, so it scrapes going over small speed bumps and would probably center out quickly if we got much snow. Mileage drops considerably in cold weather as battery is less efficient at low temperatures, but I am averaging 38 mpg when the temperature is in the teens (F).

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Economical Comfortable Reliable Ride — Car well maintained. Clean, odor free interior, loaded with options such as Navigation, 6 CD changer, HID lamps, Keyless engine start and entry, central door locks, power windows, cold AC, All the controls you need are built in steering column. Back seat room is greater than many larger sedans.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Spacious, quite ride, comfortable, climate and audio controls built in steering column, 6 CD changer and Bose sound system, compact to park on city streets, and many more

Cons: It makes you forget gas prices and the last time you filled up.

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Great For Its Intended Purpose ! — Its now been about 4 years since I bought my Prius.. Was it worth the premium .. YES!! would I buy another one .. YES!! Toyota's.. cant kill em with a brick! They just keep going and going and doing what they were intended to do! Have since added a RAV4 to our group of cars.. Love that as well .. I wish there was something bad I could say about the Prius.. but after 4 years .. cant find anything to critisize!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Best value for money vehicle for people who spend a lot of time on the road !

Cons: Still expensive as a new purchase !

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Why Can't All Cars Be Like This? — 90k miles and the only thing it has needed is 2 sets of tires, and oil/filter changes. So far it is the most reliable car I've ever owned, or even heard of. Will be driving this 'till the tires fall off...should I be able to live as long as my Prius.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fuel economy, high technology, safety, reliability, and style.

Cons: Over agressive traction control makes driving on ice difficult. Factory ban on snow chains.

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Great Economical Value! —

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: A surprisingly roomy and comfortable ride. Hatchback makes lots of room for luggage, etc. Gas economy is unmatched.

Cons: Built pretty close to the ground, so a little difficult to get in and out of.

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If Your Looking For A Good Comuter Car This Is For You. — Performance acceleration is poor, braking is adequate, handling is okay build quality very good appearance its not for everybody, but its everything for somebody. cost of ownership cheap there is hardly any maintenance aside from oil, air, cabin filter. fun factor poor

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: if you want to save on gas

Cons: if you want a fun car

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You Can't Help But Like It. — I was surprised as the mileage is best in the Spring and the Fall; when you are not "calling" for heat or cooling. My tank averages at 43.0 - 45.0 mpg in that time and around 39.0 - 41.0 in the Summer and Winter.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I wanted to make a statement and prove that US buyers are willing to buy this type of car.

Cons: It is a little "light-footed" in a high wind on the highways.

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It's A Toyota. Need I Say More? — This car is just soooo awesome!!! Too much to say about it. Buy one and find out what it's like!!! You won't regret it!!! I promise. Everything is great about it. This is a very fun car to drive!!! Try it sometime!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: saves sooooo much gas!!!

Cons: none

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Great Commuter Car — Surprisingly large on the inside. Build quality is typical Toyota, meaning very good. Performance is uninspiring, but adequate for commuting in Chicago. Not the car you take out for a fun Sunday drive on a twisty road, but nothing beats it for a 32 mile commute in Chicago. Averaged 45 MPG in winter (I think temperature affects battery performance) and 52 MPG in summer. Only one dislike is that the cream interior shows dirt easily and the design of the arm rests on the drivers side led to visible wear. Liked it enough that I gave it to my daughter and bought a second one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Miles per Gallon

Cons: Nothing

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2015 Toyota Prius Reviews

Practical With Some Style By Aaron6817

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2014 Toyota Prius Reviews

Good Car If You Want A Mid-sized Hybrid Vehicle. By Salamander3

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Great Car By MIkeBr

I was amazed while I first drove this car. It was an amazing experience. Nice gear, well stylish exterior design, 1 to 5 trim levels - all these are well set which I loved most. The Toyota Prius is a ... Read More

2013 Toyota Prius Reviews

Green Machine By John

I was a firm GM owner my whole life. My wife got me into liking the Toyota brand. She traded her GM for a Camry in 2012. When we lost our Camry to an accident we came back to Toyota for the 2013 Pri... Read More

Surprisingly The Best Car For Economy And Travel. Really Like Prius... By Larkster

My favorite part this PRIUS - is the color - the convenient dash with BIG back-up camera and NAV plus the on/off ignition - stereo GREAT - handling - ECONOMY! This Hybrid impresses me because it's ... Read More

2012 Toyota Prius Reviews

A Great Car... For The Right Person By dsjaharry

I've driven this car for a little while and although impressed with its potential, I came away understanding this was not the car for me. I do respect it. In the right hands, this car can do amazing... Read More

I Love This Car! Hoping To Buy A New Ediiton By jmorton

I love to reliability, quietness, fuel efficiency, large capacity of this prius. It handles very well and you can barely tell when it is turned on. it is chalk full of technology that makes by experie... Read More

2011 Toyota Prius Reviews

Super Gas Saving Vehicle! By Zulsf

great styling car with cool fuel efficiency. Super reliable and dependable car. Spacious car for 5 with plenty of trunk space. Zero maintenance Cost other than the regular oil changes and tire replace... Read More

Sucks Just Like Very Other Toyota By Bjorkast

My husband & I share his car but I avoid driving it at all cost! We live in an area where it is 98 degrees one day & a blizzard the next, so when it comes to how a car handles in all types of weather ... Read More

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