Toyota Prius Tops ‘Consumer Reports’ Best Overall Value List

2013 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Tops ‘Consumer Reports’ Best Overall Value List for 2nd Straight Year


We here at Wondries Toyota understand that among those things drivers look for in a new car, value ranks somewhere very close to the top.  We are proud to report that Consumer Reports has named its best overall value vehicle for 2013 – the Toyota Prius!

“Prius’ 44 (m.p.g.) overall is the best fuel economy of any non-plug-in car that Consumer Reports has tested,” said Consumer Reports Automotive Editor Rik Paul in a statement. “Though it’s not particularly cheap to buy, the Prius’ depreciation is so low that it costs less to own over the first five years than its initial (price). We call that a bargain.”

Additionally, the Toyota Corolla LE Plus placed within the top 10, making the automaker among the top performers among all automakers.  The Nissan Armada Platinum and its paltry 13 miles per gallon brought up the rear.

In explaining their ranking system, Consumer Reports says the following:

“[Toyota Prius] topped our value list for the second straight year. On paper, you might think the Honda Civic Hybrid would be a better buy, because its sticker price is about $4,000 less and it gets similar fuel economy: 40 mpg overall vs. the Prius’ 44.  But the Civic costs more to own in the long run, and it can’t match the Prius’ combination of fuel efficiency, versatility, roominess, and outstanding reliability. We think the Prius is worth the higher purchase price.”

And we couldn’t agree more.  To schedule a test drive in a Toyota Prius or any of Toyota’s fuel-efficient vehicles, stop in and see us at Wondries today!

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