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U.S. News & World Report Names 2017 Toyota Prius a "Best Car For the Money"

Don't count out the Toyota Prius yet. It is still winning awards in addition to the lion's share of green car sales in America.

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Even in the expanded company of excellent new hybrids like the Kia Niro, Hyundai Ioniq, and the many great midsize hybrid sedan trims from every automaker, plus the dozens of EV options now available, Toyota Prius still dominates green car sales. Yes, a long tradition of excellence is part of the reason, but as a new award for the 2017 model year Prius proves, this is still a car that offers outstanding value to owners.

2017 Toyota Prius Award - U.S. news Autos

The newest award for the legendary Prius comes via the U.S. News & World Report Autos "Best Cars For the Money" win. The 2017 Prius earned the top spot in the now very large hybrid car segment. In the awards win summary, U.S. news said, "The Toyota Prius is the Best Hybrid Car for the Money, and with fuel economy that outpaces other hybrids, it’s not hard to see why.

Still, there’s no sense in buying a hybrid if you’re not going to enjoy owning it, and there the Prius performs well too. The Prius’ ride is smooth and composed, and there’s plenty of space for your carpool in its roomy interior." We reached out to Jamie Page Deaton, the Managing Editor at U.S. News, and asked her if she could elaborate based on her own experience having followed the Prius as it evolved to today's ultra-modern design.

She told Torque News, "The Prius not only gets great reviews for its composed ride, but its top-notch fuel economy helps it have very low ownership costs. As an added bonus, demand for hybrids is so low right now that buyers should have not problem negotiating a good price on this standout car."

2017 Toyota Prius Quick Facts

The 2017 Prius family has grown quite large. The Prius Hybrid now has seven distinct trims including Eco and Touring models. These are joined by the Prius c compact and Prius V large car hybrids which are separate models. Also, the Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid is a stand-alone model. The Prius Prime has been the top selling electric vehicle in America multiple months in 2017 and is now the third leading selling EV overall year to date.

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