Toyota Prius Review – the Pros and Cons


Everyone has seen the futuristic Toyota Prius as they have navigated the highways. It arrived on the scene in 2004 and was quick to gain supporters. Its popularity soared in Hollywood among those whose “green” lifestyle needed a matching car. Other California drivers grew interested when the state of California issued HOV passes for those driving the Toyota Prius.

The design hasn’t changed much in 2008, but it remains a hot seller. The Manufacturers Retail price for a 2008 Toyota Prius starts at 22,000. With climbing gas prices they are hard to find. The Prius is powered by a battery powered electric motor and a gasoline engine. They can either work together or by themselves. This combination gets the driver the best fuel economy.

If you are interested in protecting the air we breathe, the Prius produces minimal emissions when stuck in traffic. The gasoline engine only activates when driving highway speeds or when a power surge is necessary. The Prius seats 5 (4 adults comfortably) and has 4 doors. It actually lists as a midsize sedan. Seat configuration also allows for plenty of cargo room for the size of the car.

The Prius has large windows that allow for great visibility. One of the most popular features is the push button start. Other high tech features include a rear view monitor and DVD navigation. The Toyota Prius has above average safety ratings and scored all 4 and 5s on crash tests. The Prius’ features make it perfect for anyone.

You can find out more information about Hybrid Cars at along with video news, reviews, and tools such as price quotes and an automotive loan calculator.


Source by Craig F Stevens