The 2008 Toyota Prius is a mainstay in the ‘going green’ mindset of today’s economically-minded car buyers. This five door, five passenger Hatchback is offered in base and Touring trims, with a 76 horsepower 1.5-liter gas/electric inline 4-cylinder engine mated to a 1-speed CVT automatic transmission. It boasts virtually unbeatable EPA estimates in the 48 City/45 Highway range and a solid list of luxury amenities, including auto climate control, cruise, keyless entry, power controls, navigation, an adjustable steering wheel with audio controls and AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite.Read more Read less
A new Base trim becomes the entry level Toyota Prius for 2008. It doesn't have the standard cruise control and heated mirrors of the other Prius models in order to lower the cost of entry versus 2007. The Standard model now comes with a tonneau cover for 2008.
Astounding fuel efficiency and low emissions; interior space; maneuverability.
For space and fuel efficiency, the 2008 Toyota Prius can't be beat. The compact Prius has a design that emphasizes interior space and thus it qualifies as a mid-size car, and Toyota boasts that it ranks as the most fuel-efficient mid-size car in America. The Touring Edition gives the Prius a sportier edge, and with front side and side-curtain air bags standard across the line, Prius is an even better value.