2017 Toyota Prius hybrid

MSRP $23,475 - $30,015

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Updated on: January 10, 2022

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The Toyota Prius is one of the most common cars, and the most renowned as well. It bought the hybrid trend with it back when it was launched quite some time ago and since the trend has picked up its pace amidst the rising pollution levels, the hatchback got a refresh in 2016. The 2017 Toyota Prius carries on the name unchanged post the refresh but still gets all what the car has been famous for. 

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Impressive fuel economy

Hatchback practicality

Serene cabin, even on gasoline engine

Comfortable ride and handling dynamics


Still sluggish despite improved performance

Heavy dependency on Toyota's Entune app for smartphone connection

Quirky instrument panel

What's New?

Standard Safety Sense driver assistance 

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Consumer Reviews and Ratings


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Caroline Dickens

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid

One 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Posted On: January 10, 2022

Lacks charcater and that makes the Prius a boring car to drive

Pros - Gas mileage. Cabin layout. Comfort.

Cons - Poor driver engagement. Looks pretty bad.

Wish it looked better Its not really necessary to crash the Prius to make it look messed up as the design team at Toyota has made things easy that way. The Prius no doubt is a very comfortable car to be in as the seats are pretty soft and the silent cabin just makes it even better and its impossible to not boast about the fuel economy as it puts out a massive 51 MPG on average. That being said, the Prius sadly isn’t a car that I enjoy driving. There barely is and connect or bond that I’m able to establish with this car and feels very plain and boring to drive. A very friendly set of staffs and I really love the fact that they never let me wait for too long. They always had a check on me and the ...

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Colton Daniel

2018 Toyota Prius hybrid

Four Touring 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Posted On: January 19, 2022

hatchback with straight forward controls

Pros - Intuitive infotainment system, straightforward controls, and affordable hatchback

Cons - The air conditioner unexpectedly quits working, high ownership cost, instead of touch capacitive icons there are buttons available, and unusual shifter design

affordable midsize hatchback. I am an independent contract medical courier person who drives a lot on a daily basis. After 60000 trouble-free miles, the air conditioner unexpectedly quit working, and it cost me a tidy sum to get it serviced. Apart from it I have had no major mechanical issues till date. The touchscreen is easy to use and snappy, although additional operations are handled via touch-capacitive icons rather than physical buttons which is not quite convenient for me. The majority of controls are straightforward and well-placed, but the unusual shifter design and center-mounted gauges offer little apparent purpose. Overall it is a capable and economical hatchback with excellent handling an...

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Audreisa Keys

2018 Toyota Prius hybrid

Three Touring 5dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Posted On: December 28, 2021

fuel efficient compact hatchback

Pros - Amazing fuel efficiency, quiet cabin, easy to maneuver around town,wealth of standard features and a large cargo area.

Cons - As the instrument panel is misaligned, it is out of the driver's direct line of sight, and acceleration can be sluggish.

hybrid hatchback with loads of standard safety features. For the previous 18 months, I've been driving my 2018 Prius for work, making 20-30 trips every day on small urban pick-up and delivery routes. Over 40,000 miles on it and reliability has been 100 percent, which is expected from a Japanese-built Toyota. Along with my Prius 3, I got simulated leather on the steering wheel and armrests, white inside accents, a wireless phone charging pad, and the Toyota Entune premium infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, navigation, satellite radio, HD radio, and access to a variety of apps. The tech interface of my Prius is functional but less attractive and the cluttered touchscreen interface is very fr...

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vehicle bio

base price



5dr Hatchback

passenger capacity


top speed

112 mph


front wheel drive

engine type


110 cu.in.


121 hp @ 5200 rpm


105 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm


continuously variable speed automatic


suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar



106.3 in.


178.7 in.


69.3 in.


58.1 in.

curb weight

3075 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.


passenger volume

93.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

24.6 cu ft.


zero to 60 mph

9.6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

30.6 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph


standing 1/4-mile

18.2 sec.

fuel economy


54/52/50 mpg

highway range

422.0 mi.


basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance


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One$23,475 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic climate control
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Dual 4.2-inch driver information screens
  • Heated mirrors
  • Led running lights and taillights
  • Tilt-And-Telescoping steering wheel

Two$24,685 onwards

Two Eco$25,165 onwards

  • Illuminated keyless entry
  • Ultralow-Rolling resistance tires

Three$26,735 onwards

  • 7-Inch touchscreen
  • Navigation system
  • Satellite radio
  • White interior accents
  • Wireless phone charging pad

Three Touring$28,115 onwards

  • 17-Inch alloy wheels
  • Foglights

Four$29,135 onwards

  • Automatic wipers
  • Blind-Spot monitoring system
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather upholstery w/ contrasting white stitching
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Four Touring$30,015 onwards

  • Imitation-Leather upholstery w/ contrasting blue stitching
  • Led clearance lights

Colors and Styles

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid in blizzard pearl color
blizzard pearl

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Overall Rating

The new Prius is powered by a 1.8L inline-4 that is a pretty potent unit and coupled with the electric motor, the powertrain makes city commuting a breeze while also handsomely tackling the highways as well. At an MSRP of $23,475 the Prius sees strict competition from the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq and the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, both of which are commendable offerings but carry a higher price than the Toyota. 


Engine and Performance

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2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Features


The 2017 Toyota Prius is available in seven different trim levels for which the line-up starts at $23,475 for the One and stretches all the way up to $30,015 for the Four Touring, while comprising the trims Two, Two Eco, Three, Three Touring, Four in between. The standard features list is very decent for the price and the now-standard Safety Sense covers the gap in driver-assistance features that used to exist before. 




Two Eco


Three Touring


Four Touring









Key features

15-inch wheels

Adds to/replaces with features of One

Adds to/replaces with features of Two

Adds to/replaces with features of Two Eco

Adds to/replaces with features of Three

Adds to/replaces with features of Three Touring

Adds to/replaces with features of Four


LED running lights and taillights

Rear window wiper

Ultra Low-rolling resistance tires

Simulated leather on the steering wheel and armrests

17-inch alloy wheels

Advanced Technology package

Fog lights


Automatic LED headlights

Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity

Inflation kit instead of a spare tire

Wireless phone charging pad

LED clearance lights

Head-up display

Unique rear bumper styling


Heated mirrors

Six-speaker audio system

Lighter lithium-ion hybrid battery

White interior accents

Contrasting blue stitching


Imitation-leather upholstery


Automatic climate control

Siri Eyes Free

Illuminated keyless entry

Toyota Entune premium infotainment system


10-speaker JBL audio system


keyless entry (driver door only) and ignition

USB port




Safety Connect emergency services


Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

CD player


HD radio


Self-parking system


Adaptive cruise control

Auxiliary audio jack


Satellite radio


Cloth upholstery


6.1-inch touchscreen display


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The Prius Two gets our recommendation for being the best VFM proposition in the whole line-up. It adds a windshield wiper at the rear along with many other features that one needs on a daily commute but keeps the rather-unnecessary ones at bay. The Japanese manufacturer has also bundled its Safety Sense suite of driver-assistance features thereby making the car a solid choice. 

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Engine and Performance


The 2017 Toyota Prius comes with a naturally-aspirated 1.8L inline-4 under its hood which is rated at 95 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets paired to an AC motor which generates 71 horsepower and 120 lb-ft of torque over and above the gas engine. Combined, the total output stands at 121 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque which is steered to the front wheels only via a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that is tuned more for fuel economy but provides linear pace from a standstill. 

This engine-motor combination gives the Prius a rather sluggish pace despite a bump in the output from the previous generation. The eco-friendly hatchback does the sprint to 60 MPH in 9.8 seconds while the quarter-mile time stays at 17.8 seconds at a speed of 79 MPH. The top whack of the Prius is a respectable 114 MPH. 


2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Chevrolet Volt






1.8L Inline-4 with One Electric Motor

1.6L Inline-4 with One Electric Motor

1.5L Inline-4 with Two Electric Motors







6-speed dual-clutch automatic



121 hp @ 5,200 RPM

118 hp @ 5,700 RPM

149 hp @ 5,600 RPM


105 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

218 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM

294 lb-ft 

0-60 MPH (seconds)




Quarter-Mile (seconds)




Top Speed (MPH)




Seeing the price, there is a huge gap in the Prius’ and the Volt’s pricing but given the monopoly that the former has had over the years and the lack of competition now, the gap seems justified. The Volt bring s in a lot more performance for the price and the difference is very clear in the times that the car posts. The Ioniq also follows the same philosophy and is faster than the Prius but the overall performance falls below the Volt’s times kudos to the one extra motor the latter gets. 

2017 Toyota Prius: Handling and performance

The 2017 Toyota Prius is a brilliant car to drive around in town, especially in the electric-only mode. This mode helps in cruising along silently, up to speeds of 36 MPH, without raising any noise from the gas engine. Flooring the pedal transitions the power from the electric motor to the gas engine but the same feels instant and there’s no jerkiness while transitioning. Another thing aiding the car is its small turning radius which aids in overall maneuverability. The steering is super light and making U-turns isn’t an issue. The suspension is perfectly tuned for soaking up any undulations on the road. 

On a highway the Prius has decent performance and is very comfortable to drive in. When compared to when in the city, the tire noise increases quite a bit which is manageable given the sound proofing the Japanese manufacturer has done on the car. While accelerating at highway speeds, there’s some droning noise from the engine which, again, is not significant so as to ruin the driving experience. 

2017 Toyota Prius: Braking 

The 2017 Toyota Prius has a rather sluggish pace when compared to its competition but the brakes on the hybrid work well and stop the car well short. The braking is managed by 10.2-inch rotors at the front and 10.0-inch rotors at the rear and combined with all the safety tech, these rotors take just 117 feet to bring the almost 3,000 lbs car to a halt.

The brakes are very sharp and the bite is strong which may hinder the driving experience but the feel is so because of regenerative braking. This adds range to the motor when braking and thereby increases its range. 


2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Chevrolet Volt

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Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)




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60-0 MPH (feet)




Both the Prius and the Volt stop nearly at the same distance, with the former taking a couple of feet less, but the Hyundai Ioniq’s braking distance is concerning. It takes a massive 126 feet to come to a standstill from 60 MPH and different testers have shared different results with none of them being less than 130 feet. The brakes feel spongy and the bite is lacklustre which makes the Ioniq a hazard when it comes to emergency braking. 

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Fuel Economy


The 2017 Toyota Prius might be the most sluggish car on the planet but one thing that it does well is drive the most miles on a gallon of gas. The Prius had always been about fuel-economy and never about performance and to cement the claim, the EPA rated figures for the Japanese car stand at 54 MPG in the city and 50 MPG on the highway, for a combined 52 MPG from its 11.3-gallon fuel tank. 


2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Chevrolet Volt

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MPG (Highway)




MPG (Combined)




Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)




Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)




Talking of the fuel efficiency on offer, the Prius does a commendable job of providing more than 50 MPG but the Ioniq one-ups the Prius and provides even more MPG along with a bigger fuel tank which, effectively, makes it the most fuel-efficient offering in the comparison. The Chevrolet Volt is a good car with strong performance but the fuel efficiency isn’t as good as either the Prius or the Ioniq. This isn’t helped by the fact that the tank on offer is a mere 8.9 gallons that doesn’t help in range either. 

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Interior


The interior of the 2017 Toyota Prius is a pretty good place to be in with a well-built cabin and lots of soft-touch material inside. The whole interior has a clean demeanour to it and is available in a single-tone color as standard, which is then upgraded to a dual-tone theme on the higher trims. The dashboard and the door panels have hard plastics for most of the part but there are soft-touch areas available on the most-touched areas like the armrest and the top of the dashboard. 

Talking of the dashboard, it also has the off-centre instrument panel in the middle which looks very cool and futuristic but can be very distracting on the highway. This philosophy, though, has been followed by many other cars like the Tesla Model 3 as well with its massive screen integrating the speedometer and other important stuff. The driver’s information display is a dual 4.2-inch setup which groups every detail in a handsome format, without skipping on any part. 

The centre console on the Prius has the gear shifter mounted just below the infotainment display and is surrounded by the drive mode selector and the EV-only toggle. Within the reach of the driver is a cubby to hold some candies in the base trims, while the higher trims upgrade the same to a wireless phone charger. The centre console also houses a couple of cup holders that add practicality for the font passengers. The centre armrest is hard but has enough capacity inside to hold a barrel of Twizlers. 

The seats on the Prius are super comfortable right from the base trim onwards and come upholstered in cloth as standard. The seats have pretty nice bolstering to them which keeps the occupants in place but feel a bit extra on a car which isn’t meant for sporty driving on the twisty roads. The higher trims get leather upholstery and contrast stitching and also follow the dual-tone theme of the rest of the interior, if opted for. The seating area is soft and comfortable irrespective of the trim. 

The rear seats get a lot of legroom due to the batteries being placed below the car. There are pockets behind the front seats for the rear passengers to store stuff, while the centre console gets a couple of USB ports. The only caveat to the Prius’ rear-seat practicality is the lack of rear AC vents which feels like a blunder. The centre of the rear seats have an armrest which, when pulled down, reveals a couple of cupholders in it. The armrest is soft and doesn’t hurt the elbow of the occupants like the one in the front. 

The cargo area in the Prius is a hatchback which is a plus for the people who want more trunk space. The hatch opens nice and wide which reveals a large opening and a retractable parcel shelf for easy bifurcation of the area. The trunk has a light inside for illuminating the boot in the dark. Pulling up the faux floor reveals a spare tire on the base trim, while the higher trims get a tire-inflation kit for more practicality.


2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Chevrolet Volt

Seating Capacity




Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)




Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)




Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)




The Hyundai Ioniq gets a roomy cabin which has ample shoulder room in both the rows, while one-upping the other two in rear legroom and the cargo capacity on offer. The Prius, on the other hand, is very close to how comfortable the Ioniq is while also adding an impressive boot to store stuff in. The Chevrolet Volt gets good shoulder room and rear legroom but the other parameters remain lower than that of the Prius, including the boot space which is 132% lower. The Prius’ cabin is beautiful and well made, with some of the highlighting features being:

  • Keyless entry (driver door only) and ignition
  • Dual 4.2-inch driver information screens
  • Automatic climate control
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Simulated leather on the steering wheel and armrests
  • Power driver seat with adjustable lumbar
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Wireless phone charging pad
  • Seatback storage pockets

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2017 Toyota Prius?

The 2017 Toyota Prius gets a 6.1-inh display which sits in the middle of the dashboard and is easy to reach while driving. The whole screen is surrounded by gloss black trim which makes it look good but adds a lot of fingerprints with constant use. The standard system has a lot of functionality by way of a HD rear-view camera, voice recognition, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and Siri Eyes Free. The standard music system is a 6-speaker setup that gets a CD player, an AUX jack, and a USB port to play music from. 

The infotainment system can be further upgraded to a bigger 7.0-inch display from the Prius Three onwards which combines Toyota’s Entune system and adds access to various apps like Yelp, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and OpenTable if you’re able to successfully connect your smartphone to the system. This upgraded system is also paired to the same 6-speaker setup as standard but the buyers can opt for the Advanced Technology package which replaces the standard audio system with a 10-speaker JBL audio system. Some of the highlighting features of the infotainment system on the Prius are:

  • 6.1-/7.0-inch touchscreen 
  • Toyota Entune
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • Navigation
  • HD radio
  • Satellite radio
  • 3 USB ports
  • CD player
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • 6-speaker standard/10-speaker JBL premium audio system

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Exterior


The 2017 Toyota Prius looks as if it has come from the future to warn humans to get more eco-friendly in their car choices. The front has a very peculiar design which looks good to many but also has been a butt of many memes across the internet. The LED headlights come as standard on the car with a sharp design that culminates perfectly into the hood of the car while the indicators extend a bit further. The fog lights are incandescent as standard but the higher trims get LED ones for better illumination. The front grille has a small grille with the Toyota badge carrying a blue accent signifying the hybrid nature. The lower part of the bumper extends a bit and looks like the car has whiskers. 

The Prius gets 15-inch wheels as standard which are upgradable to 17-inch wheels on the higher trims. The design is typical of a hybrid but suits the car well. As for the overall design, the sides are pretty normal and have a “Hybrid Performance” badge on the front quarter panel. The windows get chrome surrounds as standard. The roof slopes down towards the hatch of the car and integrates seamlessly with a small spoiler at the end. 

The rear windshield may, or may not, have a rear wiper. The tail lights look like big vampire fangs with their pointy design and an all LED setup that extends well below the rear bumper line. There’s a small glass panel at the back as well for more visibility but the actual practicality of the same is questionable. 


2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2017 Chevrolet Volt

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Length (inches)




Width (inches)




Height (inches)




Ground Clearance (inches)




Wheelbase (inches)




The Chevrolet Volt is by far the heaviest car in the lot which sits too low for comfort. The ground clearance is good for the twisty roads but for the city commutes, it becomes a problem since the car does not take bumps very well. The Prius, on the other hand, is the lightest and the proportions are just good for being comfortable for the rear-seat passengers as well. The Hyundai and the Toyota have identical wheelbases and both are pretty nimble to handle. That said, the Prius has outworldly appearance that makes it distinct from the others and some of the highlighting features are:

  • 15-/17-inch wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Fog lights
  • LED clearance lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • LED running lights and taillights
  • Rear wiper

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Safety


The 2017 Toyota Prius gets a suite of advanced technology aids and as a blessing, the car also gets a Safety Sense suite of advanced driver technology as standard from this model year. Apart from these the car gets a strong chassis with crumple zones that take the brunt of the impact and keeps the shock away from the occupants. As for the driver-assistance features on-board, some of the highlighting features are:

  • Rear-view camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning and intervention
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Automatic high beams
  • Ultra low-rolling resistance tires
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Automatic wipers
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Self-parking system
  • Safety Connect emergency services

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Competition


2017 Toyota Prius Vs. 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

The Toyota Prius is a sluggish car off-the-line and the Ioniq takes a pretty massive win over the Toyota with the DCt gearbox and a peppier engine. It is also more fuel-efficient and has a bigger tank which aids it in long-distance cruising. The Toyota seeks its win in the comfort and “poshness” of the cabin, a futuristic design, bevy of standard features, class-leading safety with Safety Sense, and a distinct and futuristic styling that grabs eyeballs. 

2017 Toyota Prius Vs. 2017 Chevrolet Volt

The Toyota Prius has a better interior with better styling, and a reliable track record given its Japanese roots. The car has an engine that is said to go for hundreds of thousands of miles without issues. Also, this engine is more fuel-efficient than the one on the Volt and provides more range due to the bigger tank. The Volt is a quick car with double the number of motors on the Prius and an early torque delivery. It also has a similarly big cabin to make the occupants comfortable, while also carrying excellent braking capabilities. 

2017 Toyota Prius hybrid Final Verdict

The 2017 Toyota Prius adds “value” in “value for money” with all the comfort on offer by way of a nicely appointed and futuristic-looking cabin. Yes, the off-centre driver’s display can be a bit difficult to get used to but the practicality is unaffected. The features list on the car is solid and the comfort levels at the rear are unmatched by its rivals. The engine isn’t quick in any shape or form but the fuel economy on offer makes it a lucrative deal. As for the practicality, there are plenty of cubby spaces inside the cabin and the cargo area is massive. The safety on the car is top-notch with a bevy of features, making it a commendable proposition for the value-seeker. 

2017 Toyota Prius FAQs

At what price range is the 2017 Toyota Prius made available?

The 2017 Toyota Prius is priced at an MSRP range of $23,475-$30,015.

What is the range offered by the 2017 Toyota Prius?

The 2017 Toyota Prius offers a range of 54/50/52 for the city/highway/combined reading.

Is the 2017 Toyota Prius a reliable offering?

The 2017 Toyota Prius offers the following warranty package:

  • Basic warranty: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
  • Drivetrain warranty: 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Free Maintenance warranty: 2 yr./ 25000 mi.
  • Hybrid components warranty: 8 yr./ 100000 mi.
  • Roadside warranty: 3 yr./ unlimited mi.
  • Rust Warranty: 5 yr./ unlimited mi.

In how many trims is the 2017 Toyota Prius offered?

The 2017 Toyota Prius is offered in a total of seven trims.

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Lacks charcater and that makes the Prius a boring car to drive

Wish it looked better

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fuel efficient compact hatchback

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