2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Consumer Review: Better Value Than Regular Priu

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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Better Value Than Regular Prius (After Incentives)
By se_riously on


2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Has all the Prius pro's and con's.
Pro's include excellent packaging, fuel economy, and tech features and drivetrain.
Con's include slow acceleration, cheap
and easy to scratch interior parts, built to save weight which means less sound deadening.
But Toyota is offering $4,000 rebate, 0% financing for 60 months, $0 down and no payments for 90 days, and $2,500 federal tax rebate, and $1,500 California rebate (for CA residents).
So in the end, the car costs LESS than a comparably eqipped regular Prius 3.
In other words, you get all the Prius 3 features + heated seats + no wheel caps + the possibility of carpool stickers in CA + plug in capability + higher resale value FOR LESS MONEY.

Best Features

Fuel economy, navigation with voice recognition, built in Japan, dead silent when sitting in traffic.

Worst Features

Interior materials, increase telescoping length of steering wheel, relocate heated seat switches and adjacent 12V power plug (way too low), relocate center console USB plug (difficult angle to plug in).
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By omarmalik85
on 05/30/14 12:13 PM (PDT)

Great review. I hope this gets to you in time. I am planning to purchase in the next couple of days. I am located in Southern California and was wondering if you had a suggested dealer to go to. I noticed you mentioned no payments for 90 days. I wasnt aware of that incentive and assumed it was a dealership special? Please let me know at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

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By se_riously
on 06/05/14 12:17 PM (PDT)

Hello omarmalik85. The deal I posted is extended through 7/7/14. It's available in Northern and Southern California. Just check out buyatoyota.com, enter your zip code, and you'll see all the incentives for your region. [non-permissible content removed]

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