Pros/ Newly stylish, available AWD, premium interior
Cons/ Tight rear headroom, smaller storage space, gets pricey
Bottom Line/ The car that put hybrids on the map is reborn as a super-stylish four-door. More power with no hit to fuel economy makes it a strong choice.
2023 Toyota Prius First Drive Review
This is the 2023 Toyota Prius. No, really. I still can’t quite believe it either, and I spent a whole day driving the thing.
Toyota is closing out a busy year with a full redo of the car that made “hybrid” a household word. For over two decades, the Prius has been the source of astounding fuel economy … and the butt of some jokes all because of its gawky looks. Well, no more. In fact, Toyota is out here pulling double-duty with the new car: not only is the Prius stylish, more powerful, and better to drive, but it should serve in the dictionary as the very definition of a glow-up.
|Price /||$27,450 - $35,865|
|Engine /||2.0-liter 4-cylinder + hybrid|
|Power /||194–196 hp|
|Drivetrain /||FWD / AWD|
|Fuel Economy (city/hwy) /||49–57 mpg / 50–56 mpg|
|Cargo Capacity /||20.3–23.8 cu ft|
Our Final Verdict
|Quality and Styling||9.0|