New and Used Toyota Prius: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs — The Car Connection

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The Toyota Prius is a gas-electric, high-roofed hatchback that’s synonymous with the word It’s the most popular on the market and it has a fuel efficiency of 50mpg.

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The Prius is also the name of an family of four cars: the five-door hatchback, now deemed joined by a plug-in hybrid a smaller subcompact Prius C with a price under and a larger, taller, vastly capacious Prius V wagon.

All cars maintain the virtues of the Prius hybrid, with of the four rated by the EPA at 50 mpg combined—the ranking of any gasoline car sold in the this year. (The V wagon comes in at 42 mpg combined.) And the fuel economy of the plug-in can rise above 50 mpg if the user a lot of short drives and plugs the car in to its battery pack between Its electric range of 6 miles 11 miles total is the lowest of any car sold today.

While the 2000 Prius quite the first hybrid on in the U.S. (the original Insight beat it by a few months), has now sold far more Priuses Honda has hybrids in total. is by far the world’s pre-eminent builder of with roughly 4 million globally.

The company first the Prius in 1997, in Japan At that time a subcompact sedan, that 1997 was the first vehicle to feature the hybrid system, now known as Synergy Drive. Fifteen later, the expanding Prius remains both the technology for the Toyota brand and an icon for vehicles in general.

The second-generation (2004-2009) Prius the world when it was launched, up beyond compact size and a radically aerodynamic and unique hatchback body style. The and third-generation Prius models offer a surprising volume of space—enough for four adults, or five in a pinch—along with easy-loading cargo space the wide-opening hatch.

For the 2010 year, a new third-generation Prius was though it’s instantly through many of the styling of the second generation vehicle. The model has a lighter, stiffer improved battery management, aerodynamics, and a slightly larger instead of 1.6-liter) four-cylinder giving it better acceleration high power demands. It continues the Prius’s steady up the efficiency charts, hitting the 50-mpg rating. The new Prius drivers more confidence in commuting, with 0-to-60-mph just below the 10-second and highway cruising that a little more relaxed. said, the Prius driving has always felt very and numb, with little ‘feel’ in the steering or the brakes. appliance driving at its most

The three additions to the Prius arrived during 2012. annual Prius sales in the reaching 237,000 cars in the liftback represents almost of the total, with 17% Prius V 15% Prius C subcompacts, and about 5% the Prius model.

At the heart of any Prius is Toyota’s technology, which uses a hydride battery pack powers an electric motor-generator to a small four-cylinder gasoline with a second motor-generator to recapture otherwise wasted and use it to recharge the battery under braking. The complicated two-motor uses a planetary gear set to power flows among the two the engine, and the final drive. It as an electronic continuously variable configuration that continues in the Prius.

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Standard safety and advanced safety-tech options been stepped up on the third-generation a rear-view camera, adaptive control, a lane-departure warning and a Safety Connect system automatically alerts emergency in the event of a crash.

Toyota’s Parking Assist system you parallel-park the Prius via the car’s albeit with your on the brake to control speed, most reviewers feel the Ford system is more and accurate.

For 2012, the Prius hatchback a handful of new higher level and a mildly restyled front with LED running lights and to the taillights as well. That the interior plastics are hardly and the driving experience remains One thing we don’t like is the new buttress center-console design, interferes with the driver’s room.

Two new body styles the expanding Prius lineup for The Prius V wagon version has its own body, a redesigned interior, and space for both people and Its combined EPA fuel economy is 42 mpg, higher than any wagon or crossover on the market in Because it’s about 300 heavier than the Prius however, with the same it can feel slow and strained heavily loaded on steep Other features of the Prius V a sliding second row of seats include a 45-degree recline, split seat back, and 34 feet of cargo space the rear seats.

The compact C—it’s actually closer to a the family name, but is a radically car than Toyota’s original It’s some 19 inches 2 inches narrower and nearly 2 lower than the well-known mid-size five-door hatchback. every Hybrid Synergy component was redesigned, and the Prius C a smaller 1.5-liter engine, so about 500 pounds lighter the Prius Liftback. Fuel is the same combined 50 mpg as the larger hatchback—although it’s higher in the at 53 mpg, and lower on the highway, at 47 the price falls to about

Finally, a plug-in version of the hybrid went on sale in 2012, representing Toyota’s plug-in version of its signature car. The plug-in Prius eventually be sold across the though full 50-state won’t be completed until in 2013. Within six months of its the Prius Plug-In Hybrid had the third best-selling plug-in car in the U.S. in part because the only Prius eligible for the single-occupancy use of carpool lanes on California freeways.

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Launched in as a subcompact sedan, the Toyota hybrid hit its stride in 2004 a five-door hatchback shape gave better gas mileage any other five-seat car in the U.S. The generation in 2010 improved on the premise, and achieved a remarkable EPA rating of 50 mpgwhich is close to owners get in real-world use. not the most fun to drive, but it’s and boy, is it fuel efficient.

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