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The 2011 Toyota Prius gets the highest mileage of any gasoline-powered vehicle you can't plug in. It's very green.
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We love the rooftop solar panel. It runs a fan that keeps the interior cool while you run into Whole Foods, reducing the load 51 mpg city, 38 highwayon the A/C.
U.S. EPA

Fifty mpg! Free hugs at Whole Foods, no limit, while they last.
Car and Driver

Even though it also weighs about 100 pounds more, the new car is rated 3 to 4 miles per gallon more than the old one.
USA Today

Pressing the EV button prompts the Prius to run on just its electric motors, but requires that the battery be at least halfway charged and limits speed to 25 mph
Consumer Guide


While hypermilers can spend extra hours mastering the art of coaxing ever-high fuel economy out of the 2011 Prius, the rest of us can enjoy excellent fuel economy numbers without really trying. Officially, the Prius is rated at 51 mpg city, 48 highway, but TheCarConnection.com's experts teased 69.5 mpg with judicious use of the gas and the Prius' new battery-only EV driving mode; expect numbers approaching or exceeding the EPA ratings in most types of driving. A hefty lead foot will drop the Prius into the high 30-mpg range, but a light touch, a mindful eye on the "Eco" driving mode indicators, and use of the new EV mode—which allows a mile of pure-electric driving with a well-charged battery pack—will help any driver extract more than 50 mpg in city driving.

Conclusion

The 2011 Toyota Prius gets the highest mileage of any gasoline-powered vehicle you can't plug in. It's very green.

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