2011 Toyota Prius One 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I purchased a new 2011 Prius as they were clearing them out for the new year and have had it for a few months now. Having gone from a 2000 Toyota Echo I am amazed that even having a fuel efficient car before, this one is phenomenal. I started to nerd out watching what powers what on the dashboard screen and naturally am becoming a smooth driver. With the smart key I never take my keys out. The car will beep at you often until you get used to it's 'logic'. The inside is not the most luxurious but I could only afford the minimal options. I am very proud to own this car.
Smooth performance, relatively easy to see all around you when driving, the Energy Monitor screen, controlling temperature / radio on your driving wheel, the sleek exterior
There needs to be at least some minimum luxury on the inside. The fabric of the seats is definitely flimsy. Having owned a Toyota before this fabric gets stains / discolored very quickly.