The Prius wasn't the first hybrid car, but it's the best-selling and certainly the most iconic. Test-drive your Prius knowledge here, and maybe it'll inspire you to make a change for the greener.
The Prius was first sold in Japan in 1997; then it went worldwide in 2001.
The 2010 Prius gets 58 mpg city/41 highway.
The MSRP of the NHW11 model was $19,995.
The base price of the bottom-of-the-line Prius II is $22,000.
The 2010 Honda Insight is the runner-up with 40 mpg/city, 43/highway.
The Prius topped the annual Consumer Reports survey for the fifth year in a row in 2009, with 93 percent of owners reporting they'd buy one again.
The 2010 Prius has a 1.8-liter engine, up .3 liters from the previous model.
Power, economy and EV (which is new on the latest generation). In EV mode, you can drive for a short distance on battery power only.
The plastic used in the Prius is primarily made from the cellulose found in two plants: kenaf (which is in the hibiscus family) and ramie (a Chinese grass).
As of February 2009, Toyota had sold 1.2 million Priuses.