Trippin’ with the 2017 Toyota Prius

2017 Toyota Prius

Hey Loves,

Whenever I travel to Atlanta, I never stay in one place in the city. I’m constantly on the move in the ATL so having a car is definite must have for me. This year traveling to the TCFStyleExpo was a little different for me. Not only was I planning to see friends in Atlanta, I made a trip out to Tuscaloosa, Alamada to hang with one of my best friends of 17 years. For my weekend trip, I teamed up with the awesome people at Toyota to get my Brian Griffin on in the new 2017 Toyota Prius.

Upon landing in Atlanta, I had no time to waist. From the moment I picked up the car, I was on the move; stopping at a mall in Kennesaw, GA then a mall in Lithonia, GA then finally hitting the road for Alabama. My first observation before hitting the road was the extremely quiet engine. I actually had to turn the car on and off a couple times, because I didn’t know the car was actually on. Even with the AC on full blast, the engine was smooth and quiet. Quite impressive.

I would be lying if I said at first I wasn’t to excited about driving around in a Prius, they weren’t the most attractive cars, but this new upgrade completely changed my mind! Beyond this upgraded sporty look, the 2017 Prius is nice balance between function & style. Knowing I intended to do a lot of driving in the car going from one state to another, gas was most certainly a priority. In the 5 days I was behind the wheel, I drove around GA, to and from Alabama, and sat in ATL traffic on 1 full tank of gas. I have to say, I love ATL gas prices because $20 got me a full tank of gas!!!!! #WIN

A 3 hour ride can become quite uncomfortable for anybody. But for my 6’0 frame I need a car that will give the leg room I need. It was nice to not be cramped behind the wheel. The Prius offered me enough leg room and head room to make my ride as comfy as possible.

A new take on the gear shift

Two things are very important to me when I’m driving. 1. Navigation, because I’m not here for getting lost. Typically I use my google maps for all my navigation needs, but that bleeds my battery dry. The navigation definitely met my standards of accuracy. I need to know exactly when I’m arriving, and  what traffic is like etc. 2. I need to blast my music. Being that I’m all about my Spotify, I linked up my phone to the Bluetooth, rolled my windows down and hit the road.

Full touchscreen display

My ride was so smooth that at some point on my drive to Alabama, I was going 95 miles/hour and I didn’t even notice it until I actually looked at the speedometer.

Thank you Toyota!

Georgia and Alabama was a blast and thank you to Toyota for making the trip even better. Be sure to check out my outfits from the TCFStyleExpo and my awesome stay at the Hilton Garden Inn! See you in my next post.



The 2017 Toyota Prius was sponsored by Toyota however all thoughts and opinons are that of my own.


  1. grownandcurvywoman
    August 7, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Wow the Prius has come a long way! Great post!

    • Shainna
      August 7, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      It sure has!

  2. Sandra Negron
    August 7, 2017 / 10:49 am

    This such a cute car, love the color and interior!

    • Shainna
      August 7, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      It was so much better in person than I expected!

  3. Bianca
    August 7, 2017 / 10:51 am

    That car is super cute!!!! & perfect for traveling!

    August 7, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Slick ride! I love the look.

    • Shainna
      August 7, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      I can’t lie I was feelin myself rollin’ done the highway!

  5. Vanessa Mays
    August 7, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Very nice car!!! Gotta check them out!!!

  6. Fancie
    August 7, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    This is nice!! It’s actually a lot bigger on the inside than I was expecting. I’ve been sleeping on the Prius!

    • Shainna
      August 7, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      lol girl me to.

  7. Zuri
    August 7, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Because I’m in search of a new car I’m grateful for this post because I’m in search of something with nice interior. I never considered a Prius but I’m going to look into this now .

  8. Tameka Wells
    August 7, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Wow such a cute and stylish car!!!

  9. Jami Jaye
    August 7, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Loving the car! It looks pretty roomy.

  10. Courtenay
    August 7, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    “…to get my Brian Griffin on…” LOL love Family Guy.

    This looks nice! The shape looks like it’s changed a bit from prior models as well! Verryyyyy slightly, like it’s not as short.

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