Five-Point Inspection: 1997 Toyota Prius

Five-Point Inspection: 1997 Toyota Prius
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Driving the Future from the Past… Today!

The Toyota Prius is one of the most contentious vehicles available today. On the one hand it rankles automotive enthusiasts like few other cars. They decry its bland styling and lifeless driving experience.

At the same time this hybrid is beloved by environmentalists hell-bent on saving pandas and stopping climate change.

Between these two extremes are normal folks that just want to save money at the gas pump, and fortunately for them this is something the Prius excels at.

The 2013 model offers whopping-big fuel-economy numbers. Combined, it delivers 50 miles per gallon according to Uncle Sam. It’s amazing how far the car has come from its first generation.