The 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid has the highest gas mileage of any car sold in the U.S. this year: 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, for a combined EPA fuel efficiency rating of 50 mpg.
It's a practical five-door hatchback with enough interior room to qualify as a mid-size car. Outside times when gas prices spike--when Prius sales go through the roof--you can get into one for roughly $25,000.
That makes it possibly the best automotive value on the market in our eyes.
The third generation of Toyota's pioneering and iconic Prius hybrid line was completely redesigned for 2010, and there are few changes for 2011. The latest version has more interior room, a more refined driving experience, and a greater range of models and features.
The 2011 Prius is still distinctive, with its aerodynamic wedge shape and a tail so high that the rear liftgate has a second, vertical window to improve rearward visibility. There's room for five adults inside, and the swoopy "flying buttress" center console adds a...
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