2001 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: A great car

2001 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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A great car
By Jimvan on


2001 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I own one of the first Priuses delivered in the USA, and at 178,000 miles it is still a joy to drive. I am continually amazed at its reliability, gas mileage, emissions control, regenerative braking, power, and handling. Toyota "hit a home run" with this model. I do keep up the maintenance with 7,500 mile synthetic oil changes, and parts replacements when necessary. I expect 300,000 miles from this car.

Best Features

Great emissions control. Original brakes still at 60% due to great regenerative braking which slows the car without intensive brake use, excellent power to pass and accelerate for such a gas saving car.

Worst Features

Electric seat adjustment (available on newer models). Fold down rear seating (now available).
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