EPA Fuel Economy (City/Hwy): 48/45 mpg (est)
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 5 stars side; Good frontal offset, Good side
The environmentally friendly Prius is at its most efficient in stop-and-go driving, which will suit congested campus areas–and tight gas budgets–very well. The trouble-free Prius is also rated at the top by Consumer Reports for reliability and gets 4.5 stars out of 5 from J.D. Power in Overall Quality–Mechanical.