A great small car, hybrid or not. Usable space, great big hatch that is easy to load. Easy to drive and park around town, comfortable and relatively quiet on the highway, great visibility. The 10 year warranty says much about the manufacturers confidence in their build quality. I was blessed by the best dealership experience have yet had (this is our 6th new car of various makes over the years) at Kearny Mesa. Complete honesty every step of the way, no markups, add-ons, everything out in the open. Fuel economy is fantastic and with gas hitting $6 gal, we are vindicated every time we fill up. My son sees about 50mpg over all (he is still learning how to drive a hybrid), I easily beat the estimates and routinely get 65-70mpg.