Wife drove the CRZ for the first time tonight and she loves it! She said it feels really sporty compared to the Prius, even though I had the CRZ in Eco mode. She said the steering is really tight and responsive, and by comparison the Prius feels like driving a box! Of course in its favor, the Prius DOES get 51+ mpg and it seats 4 people..... The more I drive the Z, the more I pleased I am.