2002 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: More than what it looks like

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More than what it looks like
By Ray W on


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


The acceleration and response was
better than I expected, although it
still revs pretty high going up hills
and merging onto freeways. Once on the
highway, I can cruise along at 70 no
problem. Five mid-sized adults can
legitimately fit; headroom in the back
is exceptional for a small sedan. I've
found synthetic oil improves gas
mileage, as well as keeping tires
inflated to the upper recommended
limit. Consumer Reports said it had
acceptable side crash results. Trunk
space is modest, but deep enough to fit
large suitcases. An excellent first
car / commuter car.

Best Features

Gas mileage ABS, cruise, front wheel drive Stereo system has good acoustics Small turning radius; easy to park (an issue in CA)

Worst Features

Trunk release on keyless entry tab. Song-skip controls on the factory CD player Slightly longer trunk.
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