With all due respect to the Honda Insight, the 2015 Toyota Prius is the car that made hybrids a household word, and the hatchback shape is nothing short of iconic. The best-selling hybrid in the world, the 2015 Toyota Prius comes as a traditional hybrid and a plug-in model.
You'll Like The 2015 Toyota Prius If...
The 2015 Toyota Prius is all about fuel economy. If you're looking to get a hybrid to save the most gas, has the best reputation and killer resale value to boot, then the Prius is the king.
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While the Prius may get the best fuel economy, it's not much fun to drive. The Ford C-Max is more interesting to drive, while the 2-seat Honda CR-Z is a sporty interpretation of the hybrid formula. The Chevy Volt gets roughly three times the electric-only range of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
Compact yet roomy car with convenient hatchback and excellent fuel economy.
My car averages about 38 or so mpg in city. I can usually get up to 50 average on the highway. The car comes with a handy screen at eye level with the speedometer that tells you how much gas you use. I love this feature! And when you put gas in, you can adjust the price per gallon and the car will tell you how much it cost to make even the smallest trip.
The settings and everything are super easy to figure out without having to read the manual for everything. There are 2 screens. One for your engine and mpg readout. The other is the radio and other add on features.
My car did not come with GPS, but you can have that added into the car. The only downside to that is the cost of upgrading the GPS every year can add up quickly.
The seats in the car also fold down very nicely, and you'll be amazed at how much you can actually fit in the Prius! On long road trips I like to lay down the seats and make a bed in the back. Since the car charges its hybrid battery automatically, you can have the car on for a good amount of time and use very little gas.
Since the key is a fob and does not actually go in anything to start the car, they can be expensive to replace. But I have never had to, and it's really easy to change the battery yourself. If you leave the car on and start walking away the car beeps at you to let you know. You can also unlock the car by touching the door handle with the key in your pocket or purse. The car starts different, but once you get used to it, "normal" cars will feel weird to you.
Prius will last you years with no major compromises.
I think the 2015 Toyota Prius is a great car. I have had it for 3 years now and have about 30, 000 miles. The only things that have needed to get replaced is some filters (a/c, window cleaner) and window wipers. The brakes are still brand new and tires are at about 60%. I have been told that Priuses tend to eat through tires because of the way the brakes work to charge the battery, but my tires are doing surprisingly good. The brakes can last forever. I love the hatchback trunk; it makes it feel so roomy and you can store a lot of things back there. The only negatives I can think of are the body material dents really easily if you are in a crash and the headlights could be brighter in my opinion.
The Prius saves on gas and handles well - a great car for everyday commuting.
It handles well, it's comfortable, and I like the driver-comfort features (heated seats, steering wheel controls, AC is good). It does not handle well in the snow at all though. The driver-assist that kicks in when the car slips in slippery conditions messes up my usual driving method. I wish there was a way to override that. My daughter (3) likes the car too. She says it's comfy and she can hear her music good in the back seat. I like that it's a hybrid and I get better MPG than other cars. I wish the seats were not fake leather. I park in a surface lot and when I get back to my car after a full summer day of work, it burns my butt/thighs to sit on those seats with my work skirts on...
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