A very fashionable car that makes you look "environmentally conscious." People also think the fuel economy is unbelievably amazing.

The fact is, however, that if you are really interested in saving the environment and gas, a regular subcompact is a much better choice. Older subcompacts such as the Geo Metro, some Honda Civics, the Toyota Tercel, and so on actually got equal or better gas mileage, often above 50 mpg. There is also no electric motor or batteries to mess with, so they are cheaper and easier to fix. These reliable little cars are so cheap to buy and maintain today that it is ridiculous to claim a new Prius saves money.

They also have zero environmental impact, since the are already manufactured. In addition, hybrids' gigantic battery packs full of lead, toxic heavy metals and acid, screw the environment so badly that some people have calculated that a Hummer H3 has less environmental impact.

Also, conventional cars can be hundreds of pounds lighter without the batteries. Performance (and fuel economy) is improved. There is also more room/fewer ugly bulges/ lower aerodynamic profile without a battery pack.

However, this will not convince the liberals who only want to LOOK like they are on the right path.
Liberal nerd: "Everyone should own a Prius! It just makes sense! I can't believe it gets 45 mpg! I'm really just self-interested, because it will save me $$ in the long run!"

Liberal nerd who knows something about cars: Dude, my 1992 Honda Civic VX gets 60 mpg, and it looks better even though it's 17 years old. I bought it for $500 and I can do all the maintenance myself. It can also dust your battery pack on wheels.

Nerd 1: Hey, it's worth it for the status it gives me.
by Spinningtabletop February 02, 2009
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Prius, along with all other hybrid vehicles are sold to dickheads who think that they are buying an earth-saving new technology that is going to save them money. The reality is that hybrid vehicles are neither a new technology, environmentally friendly or as cost effective as claims suggest.
Hey dude, my prius has this new awesome hybrid technology!

Hey dickhead, your "new" technology has existed for at least 70 years!!!
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1: what is that?

2: that's a Prius

1: A Prius?! I didn't no vagina's came on wheels.
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A Lunchbox that people call a car.
Man: Hey, I just got a Prius
Wife: You mean a lunchbox?
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A person or group of people who do not pay their fair amount of taxes. These people include: illegal immigrants, homeless people, hippies, Weseley Snipes, and of course those goddamn Prius drivers who dont pay their fair share of taxes at the gas pump.
K: Dude I hate Priuses
M: Yeah, I hate those cars too
K: No, I meant the ignorant bastards who dont pay their fair share of taxes, which in turn fucks America in the ass because they dont have the money to pay for useful things like education and welfare.
M: Yeah... I hate those guys too
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1)A full-type hybrid that never needs to be recharged; A revolutionary car that combines electricity and gasoline to achieve high efficiency. It is very affordable investment that provides as a platform for all of Toyota's new technology. Its EPA estimates are crap, but people are getting from 40-70 mpg. Best car for your money.

pl. Prius (plural word is derived from the Japanese language)
car, toyota, electric, hybrid, mpg, environment, emissions, bestcarevar
The Prius does not need transmission fluid because it doesn't have one! The electric motor provides the varying RPM ranges. How 1337!

The Prius can automatically unlock the doors for you when you touch the handle and it senses the keys in your pocket. Then, it will sense the key inside so you can press the Power button to start the car. The Prius makes it possible to never fumble around for keys!

The Prius' plastics are derived from plants. The Prius' Panasonic battery lasts over 150,000 miles and is recyclable!
by Seifer (Prius2013) April 13, 2004
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A car that produces indignation in people with an inferiority complex.
See that guy driving the Prius? I bet he only bought it so that he can look down on us. What an elitist snob!
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