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The Ultimate Toyota Prius Challenge
by Staff
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.

When did the first Prius hit the market?

  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998

What's the combined mpg of the third generation Prius, which was unveiled in early 2009?

  • 45
  • 48
  • 50

What was the retail price of the first Prius sold in the United States?

  • $16,995
  • $19,995
  • $24,995

What's the retail price of the third generation 2010 Prius?

  • $22,000
  • $25,000
  • $28,000

The 2010 Prius is now the most fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle in the United States. What car comes in second?

  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Civic Hybrid
  • Honda Insight

What's the satisfaction rate among Prius owners?

  • 78 percent
  • 88 percent
  • 93 percent

What's one of the biggest changes in the third-generation Prius?

  • a bigger engine
  • a dashboard energy monitor
  • optional roof-mounted solar panels

What are the Prius' three driving modes?

  • power, economy and EV
  • full throttle, gas-free and HV
  • power, hybrid and SV

The 2010 Prius uses bioplastics instead of traditional plastic. What is this bioplastic made from?

  • corn
  • wood and grass
  • bamboo

About how many Priuses (Priusi? Prii?) have been sold around the world?

  • 800,000
  • 1 million
  • 1.2 million