Resale: $18,119
Value: Excellent Excellent
MPG: 51 city/48 hwy
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2011 Toyota Prius Hybrid

2011 Toyota Prius Review

(4 Stars)  Still the best hybrid out there

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Toyota Prius is an economy car that has been in the Toyota line up since 2000. The 2011 Prius is still a very fuel efficient vehicle offering a strong option for these in the "green" car market. The Prius was one of the first true hybrids to hit the streets and is one of the strongest selling in this category to the day. This smaller vehicle offers many features that you would expect to find in a larger sedan and also offers huge hatchback that is great for those who need to move larger items using this tiny cars huge storage capabities.

After the initial market shock of how such a car could fit into the automotive industry and society, the Prius remains to be one of the leading vehicles in the hybrid classification. Starting just a little over $22,000 it does not seem that there is much of a premium added for the huge fuel economy offered in the Prius line up. The 2011 Prius claims to get 54 MPG in town and up to 48 MPG on the highway using its fuel cell and engine combination.

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2011 Prius Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 1.8L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Electric / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 51 MPG city, 48 MPG highway, 50 MPG combined and 595 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
11.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 134 hp
Secondary power: 98 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 105 lb ft @ 4,000 rpm

'11 Toyota Hybrid Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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