The Toyota Prius helped introduce the U.S. car-buying public to the idea of a vehicle with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain back in 2001, and a substantial chunk of that population liked what they saw — Prius sales have topped 15 million total globally to date. For 2023, Toyota has rolled out a redesigned and more stylish Prius aimed at further broadening its appeal.
The most obvious changes are on the outside, with a smooth and stylish new shape in place of the chunky and arguably odd look of previous generations; that alone should go a long way toward giving the Prius more widespread appeal, particularly with the younger audience Toyota is targeting. Other good news includes a notable increase in power resulting in quicker acceleration, a much improved ride and driving dynamics that are better than the old Prius, if not exactly sporty. For better or worse, even the dashboard has been revamped to look a bit less like something out of a sci-fi film.
As you might expect, however — and as our Aaron Bragman found out at a recent drive event — not all is rosy with the redesigned Prius. You can click the link above to read his complete review; alternately, below is a quick look at six things we like about the 2023 Toyota Prius and four things we do not: