The final car that Danyelle and I got to test drive was the Prius Hybrid Liftback. This time around we got to ride along with Liz from AmIAFunnyGirl.com and Rebecca from Team Toyota. Prior to 2012, this vehicle was known only as the Prius… but this year it was formally introduced into the Hybrid family and given its distinctive title. During the ride n drive we learned that Toyota made minor changes to the Prius Hybrid Liftback’s iconic exterior such as revised front bumper, daytime LED lights on in the rear, and diamond cut headlights to name a few. They also gave it a shot of Botox in the forehead, lolll.
Depending on who you ask, some believe that the design of this vehicle was made to go against the grain in regards to what most find attractive when selecting cars. I talked about in my last post how I base a lot of my decision on the aesthetic of the car. This particular car, I don’t particularly find appealing… but that’s not to say that it is not a great car. At the end of the day we all want something that starts up, and get us from point A to point B seamlessly. [lolll] This would be the perfect car to have in New York, no one would want to steal it. Ok, ok, ok all jokes aside… this is a solid vehicle. It is advertised that 5 adults can fit in this car comfortably… I disagree, more like 4.
In regards to price, the Prius Hybrid Liftback is cheaper than a college degree… starting at $24,000. It wasn’t the quietest vehicle that I rode in that day, but it had all the amenities that most of the luxury vehicles have such as keyless entry, heated front seats, touch screen display that includes navigation, and some other things that make this vehicle a serious contender among affordable, economy vehicles. In all honesty, I would purchase this car for myself living in New York. It is the perfect vehicle in regards to space restraints. If I had a teenager going off to college… I would also buy this as a first vehicle for them. I posted a picture of Matilda below… let me know what you think of her.
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