In-Depth Review Finds Very Few Faults With 2018 Toyota Prius

If you’re in the market a practical and fuel efficient hatchback, the only thing that might keep you from considering buying a Prius straight up could be its looks.

Let’s face it, it does look futuristic, but it’s not the prettiest thing on the road. However, if you move past this aspect (or better yet you like the way it looks, since this is highly subjective), you’ll likely end up enjoying your purchase.

The 2018 Prius is a very practical car, with plenty of room for luggage, comfortable seats, impressive safety tech, lots of storage spaces and a well laid out cabin with strong visibility ahead and around the pillars.

On the road, the Prius is great around town, with excellent maneuverability. However, there were some downsides such as the overly sensitive brakes, road noise and poor rearwards visibility. It’s also not very quick, so if you’re looking for effortless motorway overtaking capability, you’d better look somewhere else.

On the plus side, Toyota made the 2018 Prius handle surprisingly well, with decent grip and steering feel. On top of that, there’s a ‘Power’ mode that improves performance, although it’s not going to help you win any drag races. But, at the end of the day, it’s a Prius, so this doesn’t rank very highly on its potential customers’ list anyway, does it?


  • Six_Tymes

    looks like a 5 year old designed it

    • Bo Hanan

      A mad 5 year old. LOL.

  • Cameron

    Could that headlight possibly go up any further? Jesus Christ. No wonder insurance prices are going up. A headlight is much more expensive to replace to a to pop a dent out of a fender and paint it. The light is literally the fender now.


  • LeStori

    If this car looks futuristic, there is little hope for the future… another dreary looking design from Toyota. “Oh what a feeling, I’m dreary”.

  • LouInPA

    Ugly counts as a fault…

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    The most horrifically ugly car. Ever.


    ioniq is million times better




    • Bash

      Yet, care enough to post a comment, post a reply to a comment, and what seems to be a 5 up-votes.

  • BlackPegasus

    The older model with the Persona Package with features leather and dark alloy wheels looks 10X better in my view.

  • IMO

    Back in 1999 Honda were the first, before Toyota, to introduce a Hybrid
    However, seem like Toyota stole Honda’s plunder!

    18 years later the Prius still does not look as good as the original 1999 Insight, IMO
    I would prefer a Hybrid Civic to this.
    IMO Gone are the days a Hybrid has to have its own bespoke bodystyle.

    • Miknik

      Your observation is only true for the US market, the initial Prius was presented in 1997, but didn’t go international for some time. The Insight was a great visionary vehicle, but neither first nor somewhere comparably successful as the first Prius sales wise…

  • Dennis James

    The most obvious fault is the design.

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