2016 Toyota Prius front 3/4 view
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2016 Toyota Prius rear 3/4 view
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2016 Toyota Prius side view
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2016 Toyota Prius front view
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2016 Toyota Prius front 3/4 view
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2016 Toyota Prius headlight
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2016 Toyota Prius wheel
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2016 Toyota Prius taillight
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2016 Toyota Prius badge
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2016 Toyota Prius engine
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2016 Toyota Prius engine
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2016 Toyota Prius interior
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2016 Toyota Prius front seats
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2016 Toyota Prius fuel economy display
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2016 Toyota Prius powertrain display
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2016 Toyota Prius eco mode
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2016 Toyota Prius power mode
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2016 Toyota Prius fuel economy display
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2016 Toyota Prius gear selector
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2016 Toyota Prius rear cargo area
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On our first drive of the 2016 Toyota Prius, Toyota told us that the fourth-generation hybrid's estimated fuel economy would be 55 city, 50 highway, and 52 combined for five of the six trims. That sixth trim, the 65-pound lighter Prius Eco, was estimated at 58 city, 53 highway, and 56 combined. The official EPA results haven't been posted on the EPA's FuelEconomy.gov site yet, but a Toyota rep told Hybrid Cars that the estimated numbers are now the official numbers but with one change: the non-Eco Prius vehicles will get 54 city mpg instead of 55.

On the mixed route of our test drive, we returned 57.3 mpg in a Prius Two with ease, and we enjoyed driving it more than any previous model. On the initial highway stretch, the hatchback indicated 67.3 mpg. The full range of the new model is composed of the Prius Two, Prius Two Eco, Prius Three, Prius Three Touring, Prius Four, and Prius Four Touring, and they all have the best fuel economy of any car that doesn't get plugged into a charger.

For comparison, the 2015 Prius is rated at 51 city, 48 highway, and 50 combined. Checking a slew of driver ratings on real-world fuel economy sites shows that drivers are getting very close to that when they drive the Prius without a light foot, exceeding it when they use green techniques. Keeping all things similar, the 52 mpg combined in the 2016 Prius will save you 12 gallons of fuel a year if you drive 12,000 miles compared to the 2015 model.

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