2010 Toyota Prius II 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
This car do the job, no expensive, great fuel economy, good exterior looking and a lot of space. However, keep in mind that inside is all plastic, a lot of death space to cover (sometimes is difficult to see the cars and people around) and the acceleration is poor. The driving is solid and the car is not noisy at all. Overall, the car is only for good economy but the cheap materials (interior) and only four start rating for crash need consideration. The engine and interior are a lot better isolated that the previous years (I have a friend that have the 2006).
fuel economy, interior space and stability
interior materials and peripheral visibility. Also acceleration can be a lot better