Originally Posted by raptor1956
although it isn't ever going to be confused with a sports car it handles OK and the acceleration is way better than most think it is.
That is absolutely the truth .... the 2010+ Prii are only one second slower 0-60 than the new Focus (9.7 vs 8.7 ... both with a 1 foot rollout). They effortlessly cruise at 80+ on the highway, and are rated as a midsize car with the room to match compared to the Focus being a compact. At 80MPH the Prius gets 1.5 - 2 times the mileage that the Focus gets, and you can easily fit 4 people in complete comfort, which you CAN'T do in a Focus. Each car has it's uses and advantages.