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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:34 AM
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Prius is a "Top Pick" in the Consumer Reports April 2010 "Automobile Issue"
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Our Top Picks are the best all-around models in their categories, based on their performance, reliability, and safety. They are chosen from the more than 280 vehicles we've recently tested and must meet our criteria in three areas:

Road test
Each must rank at or near the top of its category in our overall test score, which is based on more than 50 tests and evaluations.

Reliability
Each must have an average or better predicted-reliability Rating, based on the problems CR subscribers reported in our latest Annual Auto Survey.

Safety
Top Picks must perform adequately in overall safety if tested by the government or the insurance industry. (For some models, we do not have enough crash-test data to assign an overall safety Rating.) In addition, electronic stability control, a proven lifesaving safety feature, must be readily available. All of our Top Picks provide standard ESC and curtain air bags.

Green Car
Toyota Prius
The Prius received a redesign for 2010. It's still the most fuel-efficient car in our Ratings, getting 44 mpg overall. That distinction helped it earn our pick in this category for the seventh straight year, the longest of any current model. In addition, the Prius is a pleasant car to drive, with a roomy interior, a steady ride, hatchback versatility, and excellent reliability and crash-test results. The 2010 redesign also gave it a more solid feel and a dedicated EV mode that allows it to run longer on electric power at low speeds, an advantage mainly in slow, congested traffic. Price: $23,150-$26,950.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/new-cars/cr-rec...

My car was built in Lordstown, Ohio.
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