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2010 Toyota Prius; still the undisputed hybrid champ

Cars 18 Dec 2009   »   by Admin
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If you’ve been looking to save money on gas, hybrid cars are your best bet, and the Prius has dominated the gas/electric market since it first came on the scene in 2001. But these days every car maker is rushing to slap a hybrid badge on the back of their sedans and trucks. Can the latest Prius still compete?
The answer is most definitely yes. Now in their 3rd generation, the 2010 Toyota Prius is still on top of the hybrid game, thanks to all the new technology Toyota has crammed into this car. This new version gets an insane 51 MPG city and 48 MPG highway, all while having more power and speed than the previous versions. And that’s not just talk, people. Our test driver, the one and only KMAX, drove the car from Oakland to Los Angeles (400 miles) on just one tank of gas, and still had some left over.
One way they get those crazy numbers is with the different driving mode buttons. Depending on the trip, you can choose between EV, Eco and Power mode to get the power/mileage you need. And don’t think you have to ditch comfort for fuel economy. The new hybrid looks better inside and out, and has a ton of options like smart key, solar roof and parking assist just to name a few. Watch the video to get all the details.

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