Toyota’s hybrid game is strong. The company’s spent the last few years building out the Prius lineup with additional models—at this point, the Prius is basically its own fully fleshed out sub-brand, with several available body styles to give buyers a little more versatility.
Now that the Prius family has been fully established, it’s time to get back to basics. For 2016, Toyota has graced the original Prius with some much-needed attention, giving the compact hybrid hatch a full redesign. It’s more efficient than its predecessor, arguably more attractive, and definitely more comfortable.
We drove a 2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring and think that Toyota has succeeded in making an even better mainstream hybrid car for the masses.