The Prius has always punched above its weight class, winning customers who would ordinarily spend much more. Well, now they are spending much more.
So despite Toyota’s attempt to pitch the new Prius as exciting — even leading police on a high-speed chase (see video below) during the Super Bowl — it’s not exciting.
And without excitement, you’re left with no compelling reason to get a Prius, or any hybrid. Tesla now owns public mind share in fuel economy, green cred and tech-wow. And Model III hasn’t arrived yet.
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