"I traded a 2006 Honda Odyssey in on the Prius and was a bit concerned that I would miss the space in the Odyssey. I was astounded that I actually had more room in the front seat (I am 6'4") and my wife is much more comfortable on trips. The car handles beautifully on the highway and has more than adequate power. With the rear seats folded, I have yet to find anything from Lowes or the garden center that I cannot fit into the Prius. If I had to list a complaint it would be the bladder style gas tank - you have to be careful not to overfill or it will 'burp' gas back out the fill tube. Also the car runs out of fuel very early in to the empty mark. Once you see one bar on the gauge, you had better fill up! I have been stranded twice. Also, the touring package gives a bit of a jittery ride over rough surfaces - enough to occasionally activate the traction control function. One other complaint is the navigation systems 'voice command' - I have NEVER had it understand correctly what I ask for. This feature simply does not work.
An extremely well designed and practical car that is fun to drive and economical to own. I average about 46 true miles per gallon. I highly recommend the Prius."
"Outstanding vehicle from a utilitarian perspective. I've driven this car almost 70,000 miles and the only problem has been a burned out headlight. I average about 45 MPG but do a lot of highway driving. The Prius fares better on gas at consistent speeds of 40 - 45 MPH. The car is remarkably comfortable to drive for a relatively small car, and the back seat leg room is better than a lot of larger cars. On the minus side, the car is terribly expensive for a compact. My take on the styling is that it isn't a beauty queen, but that is subjective. The handling is very responsive. I was a bit surprised by the acceleration - it won't win many drag races, but it was better than I expected."