+ Excellent fuel economy
+ Plenty of room for five
+ Built to Toyota’s highest standards

– Higher entry fee than other midsize sedans
– Outward styling is bland and quirky
– Trunk space may have you rethinking what to bring

Manufacturer’s Website:
Toyota Canada

Photo Gallery:
2014 Toyota Prius

Crash Test Results:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Toyota has sold over three million Priuses worldwide, an impressive number and one of the reasons why this is the benchmark hybrid of the new millennium. It is easy to drive, comfortable for up to five adults and can travel at speed in the city or on the highway. Except for its rather bland exterior, the only downside is the relative cost to purchase when compared to other gasoline or diesel-powered fuel sipping midsize sedans. That said, significant savings at the pump will add up over the course of many years; Toyota built vehicles are renowned for their long-lasting value.

Powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine, it delivers 134 hp and plenty of zip while underway. Four-wheel disc brakes provide effective stopping power and regenerative capability plus ABS and Electronic Brake Force Distribution. Seating is comfortable, outward visibility topnotch and the quality of materials is exceptional. If it’s a hybrid you want, the 2014 Toyota Prius is as good as it gets. Watch our full review to get the inside story.

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