2001 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Drives just like a normal 5 pe

2001 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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Drives just like a normal 5 person sedan
By charliej0hns0n on


2001 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


You never have to plug it in. This car is fast, safe, reliable and fun to drive. It seats five persons. It handles just like a normal five person sedan but it get about 45 mpg. I tend to drive around 75 - 80 mph on California freeways to keep up in the fast lane, so my mpg is a bit less than some people get. I've taken the Prius to Tahoe, Mt. Hood, Death Valley, Mt. Shasta, Joshua Tree, LA, San Diego, San Francisco. It's great in the snow, desert and everything inbetween. SUV's must hate it when I take 'em at stop signs and red lights, or pass them on the highway uphill.

Best Features

DVD player for built in LCD monitor. Car came fully loaded, except cruise control. All service, including regular maintenance is included for 37,500 miles.

Worst Features

Get a cup holder that actually can hold a cup of coffee. Fold down rear seats would be nice. How about a gas tank that holds more than 12 gals? 500 miles between fill-ups is good, but I'm putting almost 25,000 miles a year on this car. Map lamps for the rear seat.
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