Best Bet
(4.6) 94 reviews
MSRP: $6,804$15,676
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 50
Engine: 98-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (gas hybrid)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 2-speed CVT w/OD
2011 Toyota Prius

Our Take on the 2011 Toyota Prius

Our Take

Toyota calls its Prius an "Eco-Icon," and the latest generation should have plenty of available gadgets for technological and environmental die-hards. Among them are a solar-panel moonroof that powers modest air conditioning in hot parking lots, LED headlights that use less energy than conventio... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Braking feel
  • Balky acceleration
  • Noise
  • Rear blind spots
  • Ride and handling

Notable Features

  • Gas/electric drivetrain
  • 50 mpg combined
  • Hatchback body style
  • Optional self-parking feature
  • Four driving modes

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.