Tag: Prius

18 Posts

Toyota Prius Prime
Jan 20, 2017

Whatta Deal! Toyota's Prius Prime Is a Green Bargain

Jim Motavalli

Toyota's new plug-in hybrid comes loaded and with rebates it's actually cheaper than less capable, more bare-bones Priuses. Is that the right plural for Prius? Priuses?

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2010 Toyota Prius
Dec 14, 2016

Used Toyota Prius – Buy This Year, Not that One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Toyota Prius is so reliable it is hard to call any years bad, but some years do rise above others.

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Prius battery life
May 26, 2016

Is Battery Life a Deal-Breaker on a Prius?

Dear Car Talk

Lois wants a new Prius and needs to know if the battery will go the distance. 

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is a prius a good choice for a jetta lover who cares about air pollution
Mar 10, 2016

Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

Dear Car Talk

Barbara has a 2006 VW Jetta diesel that she's considering replacing. Is a Prius a good choice for her? Car Talk's advice here.

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Feb 04, 2016

West Coast Fever: Cutting Petroleum Use by 50 Percent With the Prius (and Cars Like It)

Jim Motavalli

The 2016 Prius ups the ante to 52 mpg combined (56 with the Eco model), and its one big reason why the three west coast states are on target to cut oil addiction 50 percent by 2030.

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Prius C has an uncomfortable headrest
Nov 24, 2015

Today: New Prius Headrest is a Pain in the Neck

Dear Car Talk

Jeannette loves her new Prius C except for one thing: the headrest. It's screwing with her posture and can't be adjusted. Can Car Talk help?

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Sep 19, 2014

Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

Jim Motavalli

Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

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Accuracy of Prius dashboard mileage
Apr 17, 2014

Counting Mileage: A Case of Prius Syndrome

Dear Car Talk

Today Tom and Ray counsel Pat through a case of "Prius Syndrome." Ever since getting his Prius, Pat has become obsessed with mileage but he's noticed that the dashboard reports that he's doing 3-4 mpg better than his old fashioned pencil and paper calculations indicate. Find out if he can trust his dashboard, right here.

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Dec 04, 2013

Buying a Used Prius? It Pays to Shop Around.

Jim Motavalli

Given the ironclad law of supply and demand, it pays to buy pre-owned hybrids and EVs in cities where they're not on everyone's shopping list.

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Tom Bodett drives a Prius
Oct 01, 2012

Driven to Extremes: Man Meets Prius

Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett spent a day with a Toyota Prius and it was not everything he dreamed it woud be. Find out why the guy who says, "It takes a real man to drive a minivan," felt totally emasculated by the cute little hybrid, right here.

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