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2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Lexus HS 250h

  The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota 2012 Lexus HS 250h 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $21,864 $33,698
51/48 35/34
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Bottom Line The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five Read Full Review The 2012 Lexus HS 250h offers lots of technology along with its high gas mileage, but it's not engaging to drive, nor is its level of luxury particularly spectacular. Read Full Review
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  • Best gas mileage of any car
  • Capacious cabin
  • Useful hatchback utility
  • Available high-level features
  • New wagon and plug-in versions


  • Lifeless driving experience
  • Flying-buttress console limits knee room
  • Hard plastics hardly luxurious
  • It's perceived as a statement car


  • Good gas mileage given its features
  • Long list of electronic features
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Multiple safety features


  • Engine note harsh and obtrusive
  • Handling soft and uninspiring
  • Control interface requires attention
  • Marginal rear headroom, shallow trunk
  • No longer has highest gas mileage
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