I spent last week going through my daily routine of dropping off kiddos at school, heading to work, and driving home- all without leaving Oak Park, of course- behind the wheel of a Crush Blue 2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco. I did this in order to gain a bit more perspective on how a modern Toyota Prius works and feels in every day life, compared to the first and second-gen Priuses (http://gas2.org/2011/02/22/prius-prius-prii/Prii?) we’ve owned and even the smaller and larger Prius variants I’ve had so much fun reviewing in recent years. I’m doing all this because the Toyota Prius will reach a major milestone this December: the 20th anniversary of the very first Toyota Prius sold.
Are you surprised? Despite being a bit more up-to-date on these thing than the average bear (or, believing myself to be, anyway), I’ll admit that the twenty year anniversary of the Toyota Prius snuck up on me- but that’s its own article. This article is exactly what it says on the tin: a quick review of what it’s like to live and work with this latest hybrid original.