Otherwise, the Prius has an extremely space-efficient, versatile layout. The cargo area expands easily, and the batteries are hidden away underneath so well you might not even think about it. There are plenty of storage cubbies around the Prius' interior as well, providing plenty of space to stow small electronics or personal items out of sight.
The Prius' plastics are pretty good in look and feel—except for the ones around the center stack and instrument panel—and they're carbon-neutral.
While the 2011 Prius is relatively quiet inside, there's one issue noted by several of our editors: the gasoline engine can be felt, and possibly heard, more than in previous versions of the Prius. Whether we're simply noticing that because the Prius has improved insulation from wind and road noise, we're not sure.