2012 Toyota Prius C: $25 to Vegas
November 01, 2012
I drew the short straw and
had got to drive our 2012 Toyota Prius out to Vegas for SEMA 2012. I'm a big fan of our Prius C during my normal, 8-mile, all-city commute. On the highway? Not so much.
The Prius C deals well with the high winds encountered along the 15 -- I didn't realize it was windy until I saw an Escape swaying along -- but the Prius C is woefully down on power on the hills and it's incredibly loud at +/- 75 mph. So loud that my ears are still ringing.
On the other hand, I averaged 44.5 mpg-- easily the best I've ever managed on this drive-- and it only cost $25 to get to Vegas. That's like one hand of blackjack. Hard to argue with that.
Mike Magrath, Features Editor @ 8,627 miles