Toyota of Columbus Offers Prius and Highlander, Winners of Best Cars for Families

The Toyota Highlander and Prius have earned spots at the top of the list for U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Cars for Families.

Online PR News – 30-March-2013 – Columbus, OH – Recently, U.S. News & World Report released the results of the 2013 Best Cars for Families awards. These awards are given annually to cars from various segments that best exemplify what it means to be a family car. This year, the 2013 Toyota Prius and the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid each won in their respective divisions. The Prius dominated the Best Hatchback for Families categories, and for the third year in a row, the Highlander took top prize in the Best Hybrid SUV for Families division. Both models are available at Toyota of Columbus.

U.S. News looks for a combination of space, quality, and features that cater to families of all sizes. Using these features, U.S. News derives a composite score for each vehicle. The highest ranking car in each segment is named the Best Car for Families in its corresponding category. There were nine car categories and ten SUV/minivan categories.

The 2013 Prius has achieved an overall 8.3 rating from U.S. News, praised for its “high fuel economy ratings, spacious trunk, and roomy interior.” Powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine with a CVT automatic transmission, the Prius gets an outstanding EPA estimated fuel economy of 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. The segment-defining hybrid has a five-star consumer rating on

Achieving an overall score of 8.0 from U.S. News, the 2013 Highlander was liked both for its “great fuel economy” and its “ample power.” The Highlander Hybrid runs on a ferocious 3.5-liter V6 hybrid engine, featuring all-wheel drive and married to a CVT automatic transmission. It gets an excellent combined fuel economy of 28 mpg, getting 28 both on the highway and in the city. Like the Prius, it too has a five-star consumer rating on

Customers interested in learning more about these and other award-winning models are encouraged to visit Toyota of Columbus online at or in person at the dealership in Columbus, Ohio.

About Germain Toyota of Columbus
Germain Toyota serves the Columbus, OH, area, which includes Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield counties. Germain offers the full line of Toyota vehicles, including the Corolla, the Camry, and the Prius. The dealership also has a great selection of used cars of various makes. Germain Toyota of Columbus also offers service from an experienced staff, certified parts, and thorough financing to help with all car servicing and purchasing needs. Call 877-693-6352 or visit for more information.