Better than just a fuel saver.
This is a great vehicle. Besides getting fantastic gas mileage, it is comfortable, reliable and full of technical smarts. The solar powered vent is my favorite feature, as I live in extremely hot climate. It allows the temperature inside the vehicle to be the same as the temperature outside. The speed display on the windshield is convenient once you get used to it. The divider between the front seats is surprisingly inconvenient as it will not allow you to start the car from the passenger seat or get across. The key fob deactivation upon starting the car can be inconvenient, if you start the car to get warmed up and walk away. Then come back to put the kids in the back seat. The only way to open the other doors is by pushing the open button on the driver door. I have had to walk around more than once. The sport function is a lot of fun, as it enables the car to accelerate really fast. Anyone buying a Prius of any year should be prepared to get cut off in traffic, as other drivers seem to expect the car to be driven at low speeds. The car handles very well during heavy rain events that cause mild street flooding. Overall great quality vehicle. I would definitely consider buying another one for my next vehicle.