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Solid performer
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Brian Kissel
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2011 Toyota Prius Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Very economical, ecological, spacious car. Definitely a trade-off in the "fun to drive" category, but it does what it was built to do very well.


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Seriously poor interior - rattling gets much worse in winter - Overall "OK"
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By vvasireddy9
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2011 Toyota Prius Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Title explains mostly..


Best Features

MPG Efficient Braking Roomy Exterior Style


Worst Features

Rattling sounds from interior plastics Smoother ride speed sensing volume


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Awful road noise makes otherwise good car unbearable
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By gregarious988
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2011 Toyota Prius Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Yes, claims of 50+ mpg are true.
In summer in Wisconsin I find myself getting 49 to 54mpg with each fill up without trying.
The car is also functionally practical and the rear hatch is nice.


All of this is countered by the fact that this car does seemingly nothing to insulate/dampen road noise.
Quite literally, you will hear your tires going over ever pebble composing the blacktop pavement underneath you.
In the 1998 Civic I used to drive, road noise was very noticeable above 55 mph.
In the Prius, it is noticeable quite literally at 15mph and above.
Trips of 1 hour or more at 55mph+ on anything but a freshly paved blacktop road will leave you feeling partially deaf.


Best Features

Hatchback design, fuel mileage.


Worst Features

Additional sound insulation. I am now left deciding whether to shoulder the expense to have this done myself or whether to trade for a quieter car. This vehicle quite literally demands earplugs when driving at highway speeds in its present condition. This is with relatively new tires. The high design of the front center console also seems to waste a ton of space and cut down on legroom.


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worth every penny
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By chetmet
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2011 Toyota Prius Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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We purchased a Prius C back in 2013 and was VERY surprised. It tells you how many MPG you are getting and how much you spent... when you fill up it will ask you how much you paid per gallon and all you do is punch it in. I tested the accuracy after the end of the day and much to my surprise it was dead on or less. We get 55 to 67 MPG unless it is raining, windy or you drive too fast then it 45-47 MPG but I don't need to drive 70 MPH

Because of how happy I was with the Prius C I went out and purchased a Prius III and it is sweet! Much bigger lots of room, leather, fully loaded, 8 speaker sound system, etc. but I only get 50-55 MPG. It is very quiet in the city and highway. No regrets


Best Features

I love the keyless feature, the heated seats, sound system, leather, multiple plug ins for phone and tablet-laptop.


Worst Features

More battery time for short distances


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Never liked it much selling next month
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By wcascrs
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2011 Toyota Prius Three 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Will be selling on craigslist next month. Good riddance. Reliable, yes, satisfying and fun to drive? NO.
Yes this car has convenience features like push button start and smart entry and it gets over 50 MPG IF you go far enough that engine warms up (over 10 miles). Short trips like 2 to 5 miles, 30 to 40 MPG. It's easy to use and engine off whenever possible makes for quietness, no vibration when stopped. But,
I have never like this car very much and shouldn't have bought it: Toyota added the height adjustable driver seat in 2010 model, but it doesn't lower down very much. I'm 6'2" tall so the headroom not so good unless I lean back extra far, then steering wheel unreachable. Maddening. Sort of minivan seating, but it's a sedan, confused car. Drive is not so impressive: tepid acceleration if need to really get going and the engine wails. Bumps get through into cabin easily. Not very quiet on rougher freeway, if very smooth road, noise is ok. It's a boring to drive car: steering is video game light, little feedback. Lots of body roll in turns and not much tire grip. Corners weirdly. Interior design is sorta lame: slide armrest back to reveal 2nd cupholder, then my armrest is gone which btw is way too low because the seat doesn't lower enough. floating bridge console takes up extra space, does nothing. Hard, easily scratchable plastics all over dash and door panels. Radio replaced under warranty after about 1 1/2 years. I remove the ugly plastic wheelcovers before service cause they cracked one and that's a pita: have to move car to line up slots to pry off wheelcover. Hypermiling? You mean going slow and coasting? How boring. And it's sorta ugly and odd looking. No passenger has ever gotten in the car and been impressed, not a one.


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