"Good car for running around town but totally worthless for taking longer trips if you want to be comfortable and feel safe. The mpg is good, exterior design is somewhat nice, but comfort and quality leave something to be desired. Doors sound like empty pop cans when shutting them. Would recommend for very short trips but not for anything that requires more than 30 minutes to an hour of travel time. There are several other options available now that offer much better quality and comfort with similar mpg."
Cons: "Boring, driver's seat, mpg not as advertised"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Bought this new in 12/2009. Very cool, had just been redesigned. Good in snow. Almost perfect weight distribution, batteries above rear axle, engines above front. Seat not comfortable. Not advertised gas milage in winter. 47mpg max, usually lower forties. Did crack fifty when weather warmed up, but car felt cheap(had traded Mercedes on), light, plastic, tinny, hollow. Not fun to drive on trips. Have Camry now, like Toyota, am new to with these two, but Camry much more comfortable. Great commuter car. Trips, around town easy."
Cons: "Expense, no real over all environmental benefit"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"In the NE, especially winter on short trips, gas milage is not half of what is advertised. The main reason I bought it.I was told after sale, 10,000 logged on miles is required , before the actual MPG can be achieved . It is terrible in snow, and unlike most other cars slip reduction can not be over ridden, which hinders its ability to power out if stuck in snow . The EV mode is a gimic, and like the kings new clothes, only impresses those who are mesmerized by its reputation! The radar cruise controls only slows the car, and does not stop it, as alluded to in its advertised safety abilities! Lane keeper is a joke, without anf truly functional abilities, more annoying that a safety feature! Over all I would not recommed the car! But it is a status symbol impressing those of us that think such gimmicky machinery makes a difference!"
"The one and only problem I have with this car is it is a deer magnet. I have had 2 separate accidents involving deer. The first one was after I had the car for 3 months a deer hit me and did $18 thousand in damage and the second was last night, another deer hit me and this is estimated @ $1000. My advice, make sure you carry a low deductible and look out for deer, you won't hit them but they will hit you...:)"