2008 Toyota Prius Review
The Original Hybrid
As the price of gas rises, so does the Toyota Prius’ popularity, and no wonder why—the 2008 model offers 48 mpg in city driving. This five-passenger hybrid sedan uses a 1.5-liter gas engine with an electric motor to achieve its impressive fuel economy. Among its other efficient features are an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and integrated regenerative braking system.
Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 5-year/unlimited-mile rust-through warranty; 8-year/100,000-mile hybrid-related components warranty.