2006 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Don't know how they did it

2006 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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Don't know how they did it
By Lee Mariano on


2006 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I wish I knew how they got 60mpg. We drove from South Florida to central New Hampshire and back up and down the Smoky Mountains, on freeways, small towns, fully loaded (by the way this car holds tons of stuff) in cool-cold weather, in high heat, with and w/o a/c during the gas shortage. travelled 3100 mi---paid $210 for gas the entire month we were gone! Still, mph for the month was 44.6 We use cruise control as much as possible, everything we can think of--still cant get to the 60 they claim. Great comfort, great bells and whistles. Love the car.

Best Features

Screen showing ongoing mpg, energy conservation 2nd most favored, map screen. 3rd the retractable cover for the back---great safety vs prying eyes. 4th--sensor push button start-- unlock system

Worst Features

A disc you can use at home demonstrating how to use the map device, and someplace to put change in the car that's convenient--the console tray falls down and is hard to access when driving
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