2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test - Maintenance

2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Toyota Prius: 5,000-Mile Service

by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on September 16, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

I was greeted by this warning when I climbed into our 2016 Toyota Prius yesterday. This was going to be an easy one. A tire rotation and safety inspection are all the service manual outlines for this 5,000-mile interval. And with the ToyotaCare plan we enjoy free scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles. It was only going to cost us time.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Aftermarket Door Edge Guards and Wheel Arch Moldings Have Got to Go

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on April 12, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

The 2016 Toyota Prius is not a particularly attractive car. One could argue this is not a major tragedy because — let's face it —  maximum mpg is the Prius' prime directive. Still, theres no point in making things any worse.

That's why our long-term test car's dealer-installed door edge guards and wheel arch moldings have to go. Not only are they exceedingly ugly, they have the cheap look of a quick-and-dirty aftermarket product, which is exactly what they are.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Introduction

by James Riswick, New and Used Car Editor on April 6, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius

With gas prices at the lowest levels we've seen in years, it's not surprising that trucks and SUVs are flying off dealer lots, while hybrids have become passé.

Well, most hybrids at least. Even with cheap gas, the Toyota Prius was still one of the most popular cars on the market last year.

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is looking to build on that continued momentum with a comprehensive list of upgrades. The most notable of those improvements is a new EPA rating of 52 mpg in combined city and highway driving.

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