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By Dan
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2016 Toyota Prius Two 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Low front clearance makes this not drivable to most places. If the roads in your state is well maintained and traffic is not crazy, driving this vehicle will be pleasant experience. My recommendation will be to improve undercarriage safety and robustness.


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Cracked Windshield Issues
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By Marsh
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2016 Toyota Prius Four 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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What Toyota has known about for awhile and failed to address, and what is currently a class action suit against the company is that the windshields on the 4th Generation Prius models (2016 and 2017 years) are faulty and are very succeptable to cracks, making them a road safety hazard. Furthermore, Toyota has known about this issue per the class action summary and has failed to act. On top of this, Toyota is hiding behind the “road debris” exclusion of the warranty which is forcing customers to pay out of pocket for these issues. My wife and I bought a 2016 model Prius IV, and within 4 months, we had 3 chips on the windshield and 2 cracks over 12 inches in length. The 4th Generation model has been plagued be issues including an airbag recall and windshield problems, and Toyota has been inadequate in their response to these issues. If you are looking to buy a Pruis, I would recommend an older model, or look to another Hybrid vehicle as the 4th generation will disappoint.


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Lots of good, a bit of not so good
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By Lauren
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2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Unless you are very active and fit, if you are over the age of 50, this car may not be for you. Even with the seat at the highest point, I find the car difficult to get in and out of (I'm 58). A friend of mine who is 55 feels the same and he's actually quite active. Having started with a 2011 Prius, the jump to a 2016 was noticeable in terms of performance. The acceleration is quite good and, in fact, at times, I suddenly notice I'm going much faster than what it feels like. Comfortable seats once you are in the car. Good sound system, but the blue-tooth phone charger (which could be SO handy) doesn't fit my IPhone 6Plus!! Relatively bad blind spots due to the way the window is set in the hatchback (thank goodness for the backup camera), and the rear view mirror seems to get in my way also with some frequency.....not what one wants to experience. Another beef, aside from the visibility is the low front bumper. With my 2011 Prius and now my 2016, I have to park slightly back from the concrete car bumpers because if I do not, I scrape the underneath of my car's front bumper. In addition, I live in a very hilly area and if I'm not going VERY slowly, I bottom out my bumper when I go downhill. Doesn't Toyota have specs on that in order to avoid such things? Apparently not. In addition, the paint seems inferior. It would take too long to go into, but they might as well have used nail-polish based on some of the things I've experienced. Finally - I notice when it is wet, the tires slip sometimes on metal and sometimes even on thickly painted lane dividers. Maybe all cars do this....but I don't remember experiencing it before. Good cargo room in the hatchback. Car needs an interior trunk pop button.


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Have the dealer throw in a spare tire & wheel!
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By Linda Wallen
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2016 Toyota Prius Four 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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We have had a nightmare with 6 flat ties in our first 18 months (5 nails or objects in our tires and one poor repair by the dealer), and the 2016 Prius does not have a spare tire! The kit they give you to inject some kind of gel into your tire so you can drive anywhere, ruins the tire and the sensor for tire pressure - so using it costs a lot of money. To add insult to injury, with our 6th flat tire, the tire is ruined and there are NONE in Seattle, so we need to wait 2 days to get a tire from Portland, OR. We are going to replace these tires and plan to buy a wheel (??? $250 or more) so we can have a spare in our garage. No one told us there was no spare tire. and some of the service people at the dealership are also unaware of that problem. The defroster is also terrible and takes a really long time to clear the windshield, and we do not live in a cold city.


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NEVER A MOMENT OF BUYER'S REMORSE
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By Gabacho
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2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I have now owned the car for one year and 15,000 miles, and the car has lived up to my expectations without fail. My last new car was a 2000 Crown Vic, which I still drive with 300,000 miles. I plan to see how my 2016 Prius Eco compares, so I will write a follow- up in 2036 when I am 95 years old.


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