The fourth-generation sedan continues its tradition as one of America's best-selling hybrids, and that's especially true for mid-size car lovers looking to go the extra mile here in Annapolis, MD. It's a "gold standard" among them, in fact, says KBB, and their recent professional review speaks volumes on the subject.

The research and valuation authority appreciated 2018 Prius for its family-friendly room for five, to be sure. Ditto for its reputation for safety excellence and reliability, which they called "well-earned" owing to a TOP SAFETY PICK award from the IIHS (we can add five stars overall from NHTSA to that, too!). The Internet wing of the expert also lauded everything from fuel economy at the forefront of the industry -- more than 50 miles to the gallon -- to the car's "radical futuristic styling" and unique level of interior refinement. These weren't to mention, of course, the "potent" gas engine and electric motor combo, which delivered a superb 121 horsepower for a spirited drive. Kelley Blue Book even found the new Prius highly affordable for going so much distance, with pricing starting around $24,000, and reaching little more than $30,000 should you choose to go fully loaded. At the end of the day, value that stands the test of time got a callout, too: Prius promises a respectable resale value as well as one of the lowest, meaning most cost-effective, five-year cost-to-own ratings in the industry.

The editorial favorites, however? One, the hybrid's pre-collision brakes, pedestrian detection ability, alerts for lane departure, steering assistant, automatic high-beam headlights, and full-speed dynamic radar cruise control, part of Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) suite. In short, safety coming standard that you won't find anywhere else. The second, a cool intelligent park assist feature available at the top of the line, with which Prius practically does the parallel parking for you using panoptical sensors and a sonar system. Together, these identify a parking space and steer you into position with minimal brake pedal and gear selection inputs. We'll bet you'll agree: that's a load off of any park job in our busy neighborhood, from Glen Burnie and Laurel to Clarksville and Bowie.

Best of all, however, the 2018 Toyota Prius experience can be had right around the corner from any of these nearby locales, right here at Koons Annapolis Toyota. Visit us at 1107 West Street in town and see what the experts are talking about!