wow 55 MPG that is so....lame, check the EPA specs for a 1992 Honda civic VX (48/55). 23 years, such progress.
My 93 Geo Metro does better than that on a really Bad day and isn't near as ugly!
And check the mileage of most European small cars... don't need no batteries for that kinda mileage. Oh, and my 2000 Chevy Metro 4 cylinder got 49 mpg.
We've got a 2004 and a 2010 Prius. The 2010 is way more fuel frugal than the 2004 but both are great vehicles. I was really expecting 60 mpg minimum so this is somewhat of a letdown. It is almost like Toyota doesn't want to hit a home-run because a couple of mpg every Prius iteration will string the faithful along. Not good enough. I'll run the 2010 into the ground before I spend all that money to get 3 or 4 mpg.
Island Architect
Lutz gets 114 with his used Volt and it has more of a Syd Mead look than ferking bizarro. And the newspapers are advertising Volt leases at 90$/mo.
Go figure if you can.
@yu According to the DOE, the 1992 Honda civic VX is rated (39/49). And in 1992 the EPA testing cycle was different than it is today. If it was tested on today's cycle, it would have a lower rating.
Well, there are at least a couple of lines on the body sides now...I suppose that's a redesign.
This car is ridiculously looking. It looks like a car trying to give birth to another car. Its trying to look different for the sake of looking different. The front and the rear are total abortions (in process). Like the Murai. Another fail. Japanese cars tend to be ridiculous looking. All the new Nissan models and as well as Subarus current and past. All for the sake of a new direction in appearance.
Tom Benson
Ok Toyota now could you give us a real hybrid van, not just the letter "V" after Prius? Something to compete with a Ford transit connect or a Nissan NV? If nothing else at least put a hybrid drivetrain in that pig Sienna? the Camry XLE V6 ( 25 mpg combined) while the hybrid (40 mpg combined), If the V6 works in both the Camry and the Sienna why can't the hybrid drive train - drivers in the city burn to much gas while putting at and between stoplights.
How about a plug in hybrid with some usable range? Even my C-Max Energi does 20 miles on electricity, enough to do daily errands, (and add about $16 a month to my electric bill) and gets 44MPG on gas alone, for about 200 MPG overall average. At 90,000 miles it has needed only scheduled service and a set of tires and not a single repair. If Ford can do this, you'd think Toyota do do even better.