Our tester had the standard touchscreen system with Bluetooth and XM radio.We found it easy to stream Pandora radio through the system.
Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to drive two other versions of the Toyota hybrid system as it’s been used in the Camry hybrid and Lexus ES 300 hybrid. Both are considerably more refined than the Prius, but you pay about a 20 percent price in mpg reduction (to the 40 mpg level).
They’re great alternatives, but the Prius remains the best combination for the buyer for whom mpg is No. 1.
Bill Griffith can be reached at WGriffith@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrAutoWriter.