As the EPA says, YMWV. I think you need to take one for a test drive. It seems to be an EPA buster: owners are reporting great city mileage and Wayne has showed what it's capable of on the highway. The Two is cheaper by over $2,500 compared to the 2010 liftback II and $4,000 compared to the 2012 liftback Two. The few amenity losses are not significant for many people. Some people have been waiting for this car for years now. Fun facts: the 2012 Prius c Two has EPA ratings that are better than the CAFE ratings of the 2003 Prius and it costs less in absolute price.