November 15, 2018
I have owned this car since new, June 2012, and covered 78,500 miles at an average of 35.8 mpg. You get more around town, as the electric motor is used more. But my driving is a mixture of town and freeway driving. The acceleration is really good as the electric motor backs up the engine instantly. The blend of performance, mpg and carbon dioxide emissions is really good. The car is built like a tank. It is easy to see why Toyotas are so regularly at the top of reliability tables. All I've had go wrong are: new cables for gasoline and trunk release and a new valve for the windscreen washers. My version built in 2012, had improved roadholding, but it is at the expense of the hard ride. The car dips too much when braking too. But it is so quiet inside the cabin, which makes long journeys very peaceful.