2015 Toyota Prius Still a Consumer Reports Top 10 Pick
Consumer Reports has just announced its 2015 Ten Top Picks. Toyota’s Highlander and Prius make the list. The Highlander is a relatively new design, but the Prius is not. So how come it keeps winning awards like this? For the same reason that it is the top-selling green car on the planet. It works.
2015 Prius In Consumer Reports Words
Consumer Reports is great at deciding which practical cars are the best. Their exhaustive research and hands-on use make them the go-to authority for all cars practical. Here’s what they said about the 2015 Prius ”Sure, there are other hybrids, and even plug-ins, but nothing can touch the sweet-spot combination of the Prius’ affordability, stellar fuel economy, smart packaging, and blue-chip reliability.” As if that editorial isn’t enough, CR went further, saying, “…Prius has transformed an early-adopter technology into a mainstream player. It’s the perfect economical transportation solution. “Just buy a Prius” has become our testers’ cocktail-party refrain.”
Next Prius Design
The current Prius is aging. It is at the end of its design cycle, and it will soon be replaced. We have predicted that new Prius will jump up to 60 MPG. The real question is will it continue to dominate? The Prius has saved more fuel and CO2 than any other car. It is the top selling green car. It outsells the entire battery-electric car market in the US. The Prius outsells not just other brands' green cars, but it outsells other brands' entire green car offerings. Toyota's brands sell 12 other hybrids, an EV, and will soon also sell a fuel cell electric car. No other brand has so much in-house competition for their top green car model.
We suspect the Prius will continue to be a top seller and continue to do well until its next redesign. What do you think? There is space below for your comments and predictions.
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