2002 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Amazing!!!

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By jesusnipples on


2002 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


After 6,000 miles this car never ceases to amaze me. The driving certainly takes getting used to. You can't expect to master it on a weekend trip (reference, previous poor review). Once you learn the subtleties of driving in "steath mode" (fully electric), your fuel economy will soar. Expect "poor" mpg ratings (35 mpg) at first. For the last 2,500 miles, I have averaged 51.7 mpg. Interior plenty of room for 4 or 5. This car has more legroom in the back than my 2001 Jetta. I am 5'10" and can sit behind the front seats, even with the seat slid all the way back! Trunk is surprisingly large. Plenty of pep. I "burned rubber" a few days ago trying to scoot across a busy intersection.

Best Features

Get the NAV system if you can afford it! Touchscreen info center on the dash. Lots of handy info at your fingertips on the touchscreen.

Worst Features

Wish it had folding read seats - no reason it shouldn't really - it wouldn't interfer with the batteries. Wish the NAV system wasn't so godd*m expensive. Move the gear selector!
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