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Safe 'date cars': Toyota Prius Three

Auto » Safe 'Date Cars': Toyota Prius Three

5 safe, sensible 'date cars' for young people
Toyota Prius Three
  • Toyota Prius Three

  • MSRP: $25,565
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 51 mpg
    • Highway - 48 mpg

For many people, taking care of the environment means more than recycling. If you want to be attractive to someone who considers being green a lifestyle, you better have a ride that doesn't guzzle gas or wreak havoc on the ozone layer. With an impressive 51 miles per gallon on city streets and 48 mpg on the highway, this 1.8-liter four-cylinder Prius hybrid car will show even the most environmentally conscious that you mean business when it comes to saving the planet.

The Prius Three comes standard with automatic climate control with air filter, dust and pollen filtration; a high-definition radio with iTunes Tagging; and Toyota's in-car technology system Entune, which gives a 6.1-inch touch screen with access to real-time traffic information; integrated backup camera display; an AM/FM CD player and hands-free phone capability.

If you want to really impress, get the solar roof package, which includes a power tilt/slide moon roof, with solar-powered ventilation systems and the remote air conditioning system with sliding sunshade. When the Prius is parked in direct sunlight, the solar panels power a fan that ventilates the interior, bringing the cabin's temperature close to that of the air outside, so your date will never see you sweat.


 

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