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2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Toyota Prius: Prius or Volt - Which Would You Rather?

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on August 15, 2016

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Prius or Volt?

I go back and forth over which might be the better car for me. I'm leaning 2016 Toyota Prius at the moment, but I can't pin down exactly why.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Seating Position Versus Sun Visor

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on July 13, 2016

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As long as I'm not forced to stare at it too long, I generally applaud the extensive changes that have been applied to the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid. Suspension and powertrain improvements have morphed it into a much better driver, and the seating position has made a huge stride forward.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Cruise Control Idiosyncrasyn

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on July 7, 2016

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You'd be mistaken if you thought that the photo above indicated that our long-term 2016 Toyota Prius allowed cruise control to function when the "gear" selector is in B mode.

Because it doesn't.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Racing Improves the Breed, Or the Other Way Around

by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on June 24, 2016

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[Note: Prius not shown above.]

One of the more astounding things about our long-term 2016 Toyota Prius — and its predecessors — is how immune to mistreatment it is despite its enormous technical complexity. This is not to be taken lightly. Toyota has done a masterful job of making the Prius' hybrid powertrain as reliable as the sunrise. This robustness is an industry triumph and one of the keys to the car's widespread acceptance by consumers over the years.

Which is what makes Toyota's loss at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend that much more puzzling.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Performance Tested

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on May 18, 2015

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Our all-new long-term 2016 Toyota Prius is one of the most fuel efficient and practical vehicles on the market. We were so impressed with our initial test that we went out and bought one for our long-term fleet.

While the Prius might post some impressive numbers at the pump, we weren't expecting much at the track, especially after testing our long-term 2016 Toyota Mirai. We definitely don't foresee many Prius owners signing up for track days. Read ahead to see how the Prius performs.

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2016 Toyota Prius: What Colors Are Available?

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on May 9, 2016

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We opted to get our long-term 2016 Toyota Prius in snazzy Blue Crush Metallic, finally realizing a long-held desire to have a paint color named after a Kate Bosworth movie. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Bronze would've been the ideal, but we'll take what we can get.

Any way, above you'll see the other colors we could've opted for. Or, more accurately, two other colors and four different tones of grayscale.

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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

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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

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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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