2005 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: More than expected

2005 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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More than expected
By b_miller on


2005 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I was expecting great gas mileage, I was expecting legendary Toyota quality. I was not expecting the power that this sub 100 horsepower engine put out. Very quick acceleration considering it has something like 73 HP. Very good cargo space, seats folding flat is a great plus as well. Car drives very smooth, and handling is responsive. Car seems to have a very light but noticable shift/transition from electric power to gas. Overall a great car, I would rate a 8.5 out of 10. Gas mileage is amazing and get up and go is more than adequate. Would recommend.

Best Features

Gas mileage. Cargo space. Acceleration. Ride/handling.

Worst Features

Front passenger knee room is a little tight. I am 6'2" and knees hit the dash, found to be uncomfortable on long trips, had to constantly move lege to avoid dash from digging in knee. The dash display is a good distance from steering wheel and is difficult to read, especially with any sun glare.
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