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Car vs. Car: Toyota Prius vs. Hybrid


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once and awhile, something along that takes the by storm. And while many of fads are crazes we’d forget, there are others we have fully embraced. The automobile falls safely the latter category.

In 2001, the Prius was released worldwide and it was any other automobile, coming with ultra-low emission and relying on electronic power. automotive enthusiasts condemned the friendly hatchback at first, but by nearly 160,000 units had manufactured for sale in Japan. and North America. Who would thought this little vehicle would spawn a of new hybrid vehicles?

Today, the Prius, while No. 1, has direct competition, such as the Civic Hybrid. While the engine differs from the the antagonism is there and both offer the chance to reduce and drive a stylish, functional and vehicle. With Honda’s in the automotive market and the Civic’s social status, the Prius watch out fads are quick to

2007 Toyota Prius

76 @ 5,000 rpm

Motor: Permanent AC synchronous motor

Horsepower: 110 @ rpm to 1,540 rpm

Torque: 295 @ 0 rpm to 1,200 rpm

The combination of a and an electric motor is a curious While the 1.5-liter gasoline only produces 76 horsepower and 82 of torque, the car is surprisingly quick asked to perform. Thanks to the 295 of torque produced by the environmentally electric half, the Prius feels normal on the road. highway cruising speeds and with traffic is a breeze the Hybrid Synergy Drive kicks it into high

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As a traditional manual driver, the unusual and perhaps slightly feature on the Prius is its continuously transmission (CVT). While might refer to this as elegant, smooth and sophisticated, rather describe it as strange and irritating to listen to when thanks to the gasoline engine. a CVT helps save on gas mileage in the no matter how weird it is. However, for futuristic bit of engineering, the Prius a few points.

At first glance, the Prius is a Frankenstein mix of European and North design and the seams are visible. Toyota believed their new engine deserved a design so that it would make the consumer stop and stare. intentions were good, but the was less than desirable.

The shape and stubby front end of the make the car look cramped and to taller and larger drivers. the Prius has zero personality and the design doesn’t do justice to the mechanical feats just its dull hood. The ho-hum continues along the length of the car to the end where the hatchback abruptly in a mock-trunk design. The taillights are an at style, but the effect is lost to the boring look of this car.

At first glance, the interior seems drab, but a second will reveal a design is intriguing and very well The lines are clean, the buttons and are all accessible and the centered control actually improves the driver’s on the road. A navigational package is which nicely compliments the however, without it the dash is in personality.

The Prius seats two adults and two nicely, but squeeze a couple of in the back seat and the suspension Again, the seats are very in design and aren’t made to you in place so hold back on the

The standard sound system is to any economy car. However, if the to your life must be in full force with bass and proper treble, Toyota offers a package includes a JBL AM/FM six-disc CD changer with nine and the ability to playback MP3/WMA as well as satellite radio.

gas prices what they the low mileage is almost enough to me fall in love with the and forget about gas-guzzling almost. Ultimately, drive is just that, an experience .

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