2008 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Fuel savings vs Ford Escape tr

2008 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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By Jim in Wimberley, Tx on


2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


My Ford Escape averaged 20mpg. I prepared a spreadsheet to compare fuel and cost savings with my new Prius. Everytime I fill up I write down the price per gallon, no. of gallons purchased, total cost of fuel, and no of miles traveled. So far, we've driven the Prius 3,500 miles and averaged 45 mpg, with a total cost savings of $365.00 and 97 gallons of fuel. Just think of the fuel and money we can save if those of us that don't need a truck or larger SUV any longer. I've hauled loads of potting soil, mulch and pots in the back of the Prius without any problems. It's time to reduce the amount of oil we consume where possible.

Best Features

Ease of handling, plenty of room front, back and in hatchback area, fuel savings, and it's just fun to drive.

Worst Features

Better quality material for seats and paint.
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