For the very first time, I saw a parked Gen 5. It was a silver LE. I immediately swerved and parked to walk around it. My impressions: This car looks tiny! It looks like a subcompact. I don't think there is any mainstream car out there today that looks smaller or about the same size. Gen 4 looks much bigger and substantial. I am thinking Toyota made it smaller to reduce the costs. They indeed tried very hard to make it look like a sports car. It still looks like a Japanese toy car, but it indeed looks sporty. No one would mistake it for an Italian luxury sports car, but if you are into sporty-looking little Japanese cars, then this is the car for you. Unfortunately, the car does not look substantial because it looks like a little subcompact, which somewhat negates its sporty looks. The interior looked really, really small. Silver didn't look bad, albeit looking a little toyish. The rear-door handles are even more odd-looking in person. While I was going around the car, I realized that there were boxes in it and someone was sleeping under a blanket in the reclined driver's seat. It is an understatement when Consumer Reports said "Toyota made a better car but a worse Prius." Definitely don't buy one without test-driving it and seeing if you are OK with the smaller size.