2010 Toyota Prius Review


This industry leader gets an estimated 50 mpg (combined city/highway) with a 1.8L, 4-cylinder engine, and offers standard features like heated outside mirrors and a satellite radio antenna. Reviewers say it's reliable, safe, surprisingly roomy, affordable, and it holds its value longer than other hybrid cars.

This industry leader earns high praise from reviewers for its reliability, safety, and surprising amount of cargo space, not to mention its eco-friendliness. Toyota Prius reviews by customers on Cars.com say 100% of owners would recommend the Prius to a friend, and expert reviews note the Prius consistently ranks among the top 10 in owner satisfaction surveys.

The Toyota Prius gets an estimated 50 mpg (combined city/highway) with a 1.8L, 4-cylinder engine, and offers seven airbags, traction control, heated outside mirrors, and a satellite radio antenna as standard features. For an additional cost, you can upgrade to a moonroof with solar panels (which control the heating/cooling system) as well as additional safety features, such as lane-drift warnings and a pre-collision system that tightens seat belts and brakes if a crash is imminent. The hatchback style and fold-down seats yield 16 cubic feet of cargo space, which Toyota Prius reviews on Cars.com say is plenty for most of your needs.

If you don't mind the unique statement-making hybrid appearance of the Prius, it serves as an ideal commuter car or even a family vehicle; three adults fit in the back seat. This is the most fuel efficient car on the market today and the best hybrid buy for less than $25,000.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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