Monday, September 19, 2011

Toyota Prius 2012

The 2012 Toyota Prius is the best hybrid for you if you want to drive America’s highest-mileage car — and don’t want to worry about range or recharging.

The 2012 Toyota Prius will essentially be a carryover of the 2011 Toyota Prius. Colors and perhaps trim details are the only likely changes to a design that was all-new for model-year 2010.

The 2012 Prius will again rate more than 50 mpg in the city and some 48 mpg on the highway. It’ll go on sale about the same time the first mass-produced pure-electric and plug-in hybrids are hitting the road. But unlike them, the 2012 Prius won’t depend on external sources of electricity to deliver optimal performance or travel more than 100 miles.

Should you wait for the 2012 Toyota Prius or buy a 2011 Toyota Prius? Buy a 2011 Prius. The 2012 Prius isn’t going to be more fuel efficient or have better performance than the 2011, but it probably will cost more to purchase – especially if gas prices are painfully high when it comes out.