For most, they want to maybe go off the beaten path here and there, but nothing too insane with their Prius. The kicker here is, 2" inch lift by our tests shows is the optimal height increase for a Prius to handle the "off the beaten path" and a little extra if that path turns out to be more than you expected. Any lift lower than 2" inches we do not recommend going off-road with as the minimal height increase is not sufficient for clearance when you want to do a little more than "off the beaten path".