2011 Toyota Prius Consumer Reviews

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2011 Toyota Prius
4.6
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3 months in and no regrets!

by from Charlotte, NC on May 24, 2011

So far, the Prius has been outstanding. Overall MPG is around 47.5 so far and my wife and I love the design of the cabin. Time will tell about reliability and maintenance costs, but if it's as good as...
So far, the Prius has been outstanding. Overall MPG is around 47.5 so far and my wife and I love the design of the cabin. Time will tell about reliability and maintenance costs, but if it's as good as the previous generation, I doubt we will be disappointed.
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Excellent

by from on December 19, 2011

First time ihave ever bought a new car and have had zero problems or complaints. I bought the Prius because I drive more than 100 miles a day, but the Prius is more than I expected. I enjoy driving it...
First time ihave ever bought a new car and have had zero problems or complaints. I bought the Prius because I drive more than 100 miles a day, but the Prius is more than I expected. I enjoy driving it.
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Best MPG on the road

by from SC on May 8, 2012

I went from driving a midsized SUV to a Prius and have never looked back. The main reason I switched was the MPG. The Prius is roomier that I previously thought as well. I average in the mid-40's mpg ...
I went from driving a midsized SUV to a Prius and have never looked back. The main reason I switched was the MPG. The Prius is roomier that I previously thought as well. I average in the mid-40's mpg around town and between 50-60 on the highway depending on speed. Driving at 60 mph = about 60 mpg!!! As of about 3 months ago, I swore I would never drive a Prius and detested anyone who did. Then I test drove one at my local dealership and that changed my mind on the spot. I opted for the Prius 5 which has leather, heated seats, navigation, bluetooth, and HID headlights. All of the technology works great and I am very pleased with the car overall. The seats are much more comfortable that I expected, especially on long trips. I was expecting to have to put a subwoofer in to make the speakers sound better but with the JBL system that came with the 5, I didn't need to change a thing!! That was a pleasant surprise. There is ample storage with the seats folded down for most the majority of my uses. I'm sure moving is going to be tougher when that rolls around but I'll figure something out. The only downside to switching from a SUV to a car is losing the towing ability. The fit and finish on the Prius is impressive. It drives incredibly smooth and quiet on the highway and is a very comfortable car (I'm 6' 5"). Fill ups run between $32-35 depending on the price of gas. Right now its around $3.50 and a tank will get me about 500 miles! Switching from a traditional gas powered car to a hybrid takes time to learn the system and how to achieve the best MPG. Taking off quickly from stop lights is no longer an option, and it takes time to pass cars on the highway. Having accepted that, I remind myself that I'm saving a ton of money on gas and I feel better. I would highly recommend at least driving a Prius before your next purchase, even if you have never considered one.
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Better than we thought it would be

by from Remote Pacific coast of Washington on December 12, 2011

My husband is 6'4". We googled economical cars for tall people and came up with a list of about 6-8 cars. I buy the cars in the family and do the preliminary footwork. When looking at one of the Scion...
My husband is 6'4". We googled economical cars for tall people and came up with a list of about 6-8 cars. I buy the cars in the family and do the preliminary footwork. When looking at one of the Scion models which was parked next to a Prius, I remarked that I wish my husband could fit in one of them. The salesman said that the new ones were bigger and that he would fit. I said let's go and took a test drive. It was the one. My husband came and sat in it and we bought it. He fits comfortably and four adults are very comfortable in it. My husband averages 48 miles per gallon and I average 50 miles per gallon. We don't miss the pick up power when we remember to push the power button and we have almost made out car payment each month in gas savings (we live in a remote area and travel alot). We love the car and our new second car in a year or so might turn into the new bigger Prius to replace my Honda Element that I love. I would have kept buying them had they not stopped making them. I thought they could have done better with the gas mileage though. They were great with tall people. Our sons are all 6' or better.
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We love our Prius

by from Central Texas Hill Country on December 19, 2011

We bought a new 2011 Prius 2 about 2 months ago and have been extremely happy with it. It has more power than we expected. It runs quieter than our Lincoln Town Car and drives more like our BMW did on...
We bought a new 2011 Prius 2 about 2 months ago and have been extremely happy with it. It has more power than we expected. It runs quieter than our Lincoln Town Car and drives more like our BMW did on the curves in our area. All of the surprises have been good ones. So far we have not been getting 50 mpg. We are averaging about 44 to 46 mpg but that could be due to the high hills on our roads and my jack-rabbit starts from stop lights. The mileage will probably improve when the car is more broken in, too. Both my wife and I love the car. It has excellent storage with 2 glove compartments, the center console, the door compartments, and the cargo area. We love the quiet ride and the ease of driving the car. It almost drives itself. So far we have no complaints about the car.
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best combination

by from Atlanta on June 5, 2012

Best bang for the buck. Toyota reliability with hybrid economy. All the safety features you need. Best color combination barcelona red with biskay interior. Love the sun roof. No issues as of yet.
Best bang for the buck. Toyota reliability with hybrid economy. All the safety features you need. Best color combination barcelona red with biskay interior. Love the sun roof. No issues as of yet.
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Prius is a GREAT car !!

by from Waxhaw, NC on December 12, 2011

I bought a Prius level 5 with Nav in October 2011. I really needed a high mileage vehicle since I am 10 to 15 miles from anything, one way. My fuel bill was getting ridiculous in my 2005 GMC Yukon XL ...
I bought a Prius level 5 with Nav in October 2011. I really needed a high mileage vehicle since I am 10 to 15 miles from anything, one way. My fuel bill was getting ridiculous in my 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali at 12 mpg. The Prius regularly gets 50 mpg. The level 5 includes 17" wheels, heated seats, leather, and a few other features. The car looks a LOT better with the 17" wheels than the standard 15" wheels. The only thing it took time getting used to was the visibility via the rear view mirror and the side view mirrors, which may have been because I am tall and used to the higher driving position of the Yukon. Overall, I love the car and the mileage is fantastic. I am saving almost enough in fuel to pay the monthly payments.
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Nice car, great mileage, Toyota could do better.

by from Fallbrook, CA on February 29, 2012

My 2011 Prius makes my fourth that I have owned. I buy the Prius for mileage. For the price of the car, Toyota could make some inexpensive, yet noticable improvements. Two glove boxes; only one is lig...
My 2011 Prius makes my fourth that I have owned. I buy the Prius for mileage. For the price of the car, Toyota could make some inexpensive, yet noticable improvements. Two glove boxes; only one is lighted. The small package shelf under the gear selector is not lighted in any fashion, so it is do dark at night, good luck trying to find anything placed in that area. While the car is quiet from wind noise, it is not all that impressively quiet from road noise. Toyota also needs to update their exterior colors. Also, the back up beeping inside the car is a bit of an annoyance, when in reverse. The Prius is reliable and delivers great mileage. Too bad they don't spruce up the interior as other manufacturer's have done at the same price point.
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Chose the Model/Accessories Carefully

by from Northern California on November 11, 2012

What I like about the Prius Three: 1) I love the technology. 2) Learning the techniques to improve mileage and matching them with my driving style. 3) Getting a free ride in Glide or somewhat inexpens...
What I like about the Prius Three: 1) I love the technology. 2) Learning the techniques to improve mileage and matching them with my driving style. 3) Getting a free ride in Glide or somewhat inexpensive ride in EV. I used to sail, wind driving the boat, no motor. 4) Using less petroleum for all the well known reasons. 5) No cost saving calculations, I could afford the car or the gas, I just love the car. What I am not happy about: I have the Prius Three, I probably should have gone with the Two. The navigation system has a poor display and limited features. Its fine for getting from point A to point B but forget multiple points or being able to use the display to find your next turn if you aren't on a Route. You have to have one of a few specific smartphones to use the Entune Apps and those Apps get poor reviews. However, I do love the SiriusXM radio. Overall: Its a wonderful vehicle just be sure you are paying for a model with the accessories you really want.
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Excellent vehicle

by from Warner Robins, Ga on January 2, 2012

Prius IV. Excellent vehicle averaging 49 MPG combined. 2 months old and no compliants. It would be nice to have power seats, otherwise this is a very good buy for someone who wants to save money on fu...
Prius IV. Excellent vehicle averaging 49 MPG combined. 2 months old and no compliants. It would be nice to have power seats, otherwise this is a very good buy for someone who wants to save money on fuel.
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