Five situations in which you would rather drive a Prius
Five times the Prius is the better option
If you've been hanging around Autoblog this week, you've certainly noticed that there's been a lot of talk about a certain new hybrid. Though If we're honest, we'll admit that the Toyota Prius doesn't get a lot of love from us most weeks, so a moment for the new car to grab the spotlight isn't bad.
And, frankly, despite what some commenters have said, you guys seem really into the Prius. Millions of you have tuned in this week to see the official reveal.
That's because the Toyota Prius is a damn useful, practical thing to drive, even if it doesn't make your average car-enthusiast's heart go thump. To bear this out, we asked a few of our staffers to come up with times that the Prius is the best driving option.
Toyota Prius Information
Gas vs. BeerWhen gas money and beer money come from the same piggy bank. Even if the car might run fine on the cheap unleaded stuff, I'd rather not. – Jeremy Korzeniewski
After the track
Coming home from an all-day shoot at the drag strip, as a way to repent for our sins. – Adam Morath
This one will make more sense after a certain video we shot recently goes up, stay tuned. -Ed.
The end is nigh
During the robotic manatee apocalypse. You'll just blend in and be carried to safety. – David Gluckman
You have to admit, there's a striking resemblance to the new Prius... -Ed.
Quietly escaping the in-lawsFor the four-hour trip up north, the Prius is the best car ever. I only spent $15 dollars on gas, and when I needed to get away from my in-laws, the battery ensured that I could make a silent getaway. – Christopher McGraw
Hypermiling & TDI shamingCall me crazy, but I choose to drive a Prius when I want to drive without using a lot of fuel. Sure, you can push a TDI to great heights if you want, but the current Prius makes getting at least 45 mpg easy for anyone. – Sebastian Blanco