Review 2010 Toyota Prius V

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Review: 2010 Toyota V

Before we even begin about the new Prius, I need to one point clear-the comparisons to the Insight end here. Yes, I they are both hybrids, cut a profile-but having driven these are two very different If Honda calls the Insight a for everyone , the mantra for the Prius be a hybrid for those who really one. Let me explain.

The Prius a far more sophisticated-and expensive system, and you need only to the superior gas mileage of the Toyota to see the But what really sets the apart is the driving experience. Hit the button-the dash lights up, the car is on, and you nothing.

Pull away from a stop, and at times the car would until I was doing 15mph the gas motor kicked in. And even from the driver s seat you no change as the car slips, seamlessly gas to hybrid or a combination of both to the car.

That said, is a car that does take a getting used to. Accelerating a start, under braking, or outside the car, the silence, a hum or and again, the gas engine starting up and out is unlike any conventional car out there. You don t row the down to D-you have a to select drive or reverse.


You press a button for park. I received the car on Thursday, I felt I was George Jetson piloting the far out car of all time. By Saturday, the Prius natural to me. Different?

Yes, but to adapt to.

The big news of course is the is an all-new car this year. time around, there is a and a price that appeals to buyers, with models from I to V depending on what you to spend. For the new Prius, Toyota with a larger 1.8L but better fuel economy is as the larger engine produces torque, so revs are kept

Total output is rated at and Toyota claims a 0-60mph of 9.8 seconds. But the thrilling figures are the EPA economy ratings: 51mpg highway.

What impressed me about the new was its styling. Instantly recognizable as a but with sportier, sharper This is a Prius that for the time won t get sand kicked in its when it shows up at the beach, if you pardon the expression. This was enhanced by the Barcelona Red metallic that drew many and the sporty 17 alloys that standard on the Prius V.

Inside, the is easy to live with. are comfortable, and the interior has more enough room for my 6 1 frame. quality of materials was high. being the top-level Prius, I was to a leather interior, heated and a sharp-sounding JBL audio system. The system was a breeze to use, slick, easy to view

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You won t confuse the Prius with a car, but at no point did I feel in of anything more than the car offered.

As for driving, well, let s put it way: you didn t buy a Prius you wanted a sports sedan. As I had my expectations set pretty low. The does have enough if you need a quick lane or get out of harm s way. The ride is controlled and comfortable over floaty at all.

I thought the was responsive to my inputs, but didn t a lot from the road surface. the Prius was tighter than I but it did tend to roll a bit going corners.

But in a review of the new Prius, the ultimate is not how fast it felt, it is how I scored on economy. You have three modes to choose from: EV only, but only good for a or so), Econ (optimized for economy), and Power (sharper response). In my stint in the car, I it set to Econ mode, but I didn t gas-saving techniques.

I just the car as I would any other. In a mix of around driving, stop and go traffic and rural back roads, I 43.5mpg. Not bad considering I wasn t my driving habits to suit the

In creating the third generation Toyota has managed to build a powerful, yet more fuel car than the one it replaces while more style at the same remarkable accomplishment.

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