Read more about the 2016 Toyota Prius Review at AutoGuide.com.Have you ever had a cronut? These crispy fried pastries meld the tender flakiness of a croissant with the deep fried decadence of a doughnut, creating a sweet treat that’s unlike anything else in your baker’s display case. Go ahead and try to find something similar. Even on a good day, that soggy, week-old baklava he’s been hawking is a poor substitute.
Twenty-odd years ago, Toyota began developing a cronut of its own, an automotive half breed that blends the attributes of a traditional gasoline-powered car with the those of an electric vehicle. By combining an internal-combustion engine with a high-capacity battery pack and an electric motor, they essentially invented the modern hybrid. Like a delicious half-breed pastry, the company’s Prius was born.