live in a condo like I do. No place to charge. Not that it would get you very far. I have a friend who owned one, and he said he only got 10 miles to a charge. That would only get me half way to work. All that aside, I thought the plug-in was a fine vehicle. I didn’t notice any major handling differences between this and the regular Prius (not that I drove them back-to-back). And, even better, you don’t suffer any loss of cargo volume if you opt for plug-in over regular hybrid. Most plug-ins do, so this is a neat trick from Toyota.
I only had a quick test in the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in, and while I liked it, I’m not sure that I can say that it’s worth the $8,000 premium you’ll pay over the regular Prius model. Well, unless you live in a place like LA where the plug-in guarantees your place in the carpool lane. But, in a place like Chicago, well, it makes less sense. Especially if you
Base price: $32,000
Cargo volume: 21.6 cubic-feet