2005 Toyota Prius Video
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Same miles per gallon as a Prius without the complicated hybrid powertrain.
Over-the-top tech feature: The two-position intelligent entry system adjusts the pedals, the outside mirrors, and the driver's seat to preset values.
Over-the-top tech feature: The touch-screen GPS navigation system displays 3D renderings of buildings in major cities to help identify surroundings.
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2005 Toyota Prius Review
The good: Smooth power transfer; Bluetooth and GPS navigation options; excellent gas mileage; black-box crash recorder.
The bad: Driver blind spots; weak entertainment electronics; rattles; digital instruments too far from driver.
The bottom line: Thanks to a seamless and sophisticated power system, the 2005 Toyota Prius delivers excellent gas mileage and comfort, making it the best hybrid on the road today.
2005 Toyota Prius Specs
Part number: 100454051
- Product Basic Spec