The original and still the best, the Toyota Prius has the best fuel economy of any non-plug-in car while still remaining a surprisingly roomy and practical family vehicle. (The EPA considers it a mid-size car based on interior space.)
It's not exactly a fun ride. The steering provides some pretty mushy feedback while acceleration is only somewhat better than a bus.
But the Prius makes up for it all with, obviously, amazing gas mileage and a nerdy-cool high-tech personality, inside and out. What the Ford Mustang is to fun, the Prius is to fuel efficiency. It remains the icon of its type.
With all the attention on EVs, we can forget that plug-in cars probably aren't the only answer for cleaner driving.
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