Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Pros: Outstanding fuel economy; front-seat head- and legroom; cargo space

Cons: Visibility to rear corners; rear-seat legroom

CG Says: Prius is all-new for 2016. Prius moves into its fourth generation with updated styling to its familiar shape, a redone interior, a lower and wider stance, and higher fuel-economy ratings.The rear suspension has been redesigned with the goal of improving ride and handling (and creating more cargo space). Also increasing cargo space in most models is a new lithium-ion hybrid battery that is more compact than the previous nickel-metal hydride battery. While cargo room has been increased, rear legroom has been reduced by 2.5 inches. However, legroom and headroom are generous up front. The new Prius is simply a fine car—a fine car capable of breaking 50 mpg.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Two: $24,200
Two Eco: $24,700
Three: $26,250
Three Touring: $28,100
Four: $28,650
Four Touring: $30,000

Base Engine
1.8-liter 4-cylinder/electric
Horsepower
121
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
54-58
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
50-53

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2016 Toyota Prius Three
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2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco