The 2017 Toyota Prius is still the most fuel efficient car without a plug on the road, and does significantly better with its fuel than the 42-mpg Ford C-Max Hybrid.
That wagon may be slightly more useful to families looking to haul more cargo, and screaming deals on those can be found on lots in the States these days.
Perhaps the most aggressive competitor will be the Chevrolet Volt, which we like very much, although the Prius has slightly better packaging.
Families looking to stay in the Toyota family who need more space may be swayed by the Prius V, although that's based on older technology and isn't nearly as fuel efficient.
The newly released Prius Prime goes farther on electricity alone, but is also pricier.
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