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If you want the best fuel economy in the hybrid field, the 2013 Toyota Prius is still king, with a 51/48 mpg rating for the standard car, 51/49 for the Plug-In, 53/46 for the Prius C and 44/40 for the
If you don't mind sacrificing a few mpg, and you'd like something more conventional, or more sporty, the Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan and Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe are certainly worth a look.
Due to the seamless transition between electric motor and gasoline engine, driving the 2013 Toyota Prius hybrid is a surprisingly drama-free event. The driver has a choice of performance options via the EV, Eco and Power buttons. In EV mode, the Prius functions solely on electric power, though speed and range are quite limited. The Power mode delivers the full potential of the gasoline engine boosted by the electric motor. The Eco mode selects throttle response for best efficiency, and will even shut down the air conditioning when at idle. The
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By Mikey (TX) on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Quality built for driver safety."
Cons: "Acceleration is the tradeoff for mileage"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought the Prius III for my granddaughter to drive back and forth to college. 5 months into ownership. she pulled out directly into the path of a pickup on the hiway and was broadsided (drivers side door) at 70 mph. The impact rails built into the door held and the car bounced off the truck to the opposite side of the hiway (photo included). She only had one superficial cut and some bruising on her left thigh and from the seatbelt. Even though she was at fault, I can't say enough about the quality and safety features that went into this car. This car save my baby girl's life."
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By dk (CA) on Saturday, June 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,400overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "a solid car for long daily commutes"
Cons: "materials and construction"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"bought the prius five two months ago and notice the mpg declines over time. initially get 480mpg each full tank. then down to around 400mpg within two months. the car isn't well built, mostly likely due to cutting on overall curb weight. the sound system is nothing to brag about even though it is the five model. it comes with these big tires, which i don't see necessary for a car like this. the appearance is nice for what it is. it fits a somewhat compact stroller in the trunk, can't have a full size stroller. have a convertible car seat for my baby, which works out ok, but does block view somewhat when changing lanes. just need to be careful and get used to it. love all other smaller features such as the headlines, the front carbon look fenders, etc. its a solid buy and conservative one and good for around 70 miles of driving each day as in my case. used to spend around 430 bucks a month on gas with my bmw. now only spend 130 bucks a month so far. leaving the bimmer at home for occasional use on weekends and running errands."
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