Toyota Prius Part 2: Interior & User Experience- OnCars

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Toyota Prius Part 2: User Experience

A new hybrid squarely at the mass market

The generation Toyota Prius has large shoes to fill. the original proved the viability of a hybrid car, and the hugely second generation model that the public was willing to buy the hybrid movement en masse, newest Prius must to an even bigger audience. if Toyota wants to keep its numbers climbing from the 1.2 million sold worldwide far.

No doubt with appeal in mind, the latest is offered in a variety of configurations and levels to suit nearly any

There are four Prius The Prius II, III, IV and V. That’s 2 through 5, and I know, probably a confusing. Presumably, Toyota is the I for a stripper version with frills and a correspondingly lower

With a base price of the least expensive Prius II is relatively accessible. But with the rival to the Prius — the Insight — starting at $2000 fewer dollars, decision to leave the Prius I open might make — although you’re to wonder what could be deleted to make it more Given that our Prius III car already features plastics are harder than Chinese I’m not sure what do to price it more competitively.

some of the cabin materials feel less expensive, we point out that Toyota at uses carbon-neutral plastics are very much in keeping the eco-friendly image of the Prius. So may feel hard, but they’re at least not on the environment. Still, on the some of this material is acceptable, but in other places not so

The worst culprit is this wheel, which seems to been made by Little for their latest Cozy This is possibly the most point of contact in a car, and pebble-surfaced, textured plastic doesn’t cut it. Go for the Prius IV or V and you’ll get for the seats and, most the steering wheel.

But perhaps doesn’t have to worry the Honda Insight. After the Prius is larger than the and overall, it feels like an effort relative to the Honda. The available in the interior also this up, with everything you can of on offer. Check off the Advanced Package option box and you’ll get Parking Assist to help you Lane Keep Assist, you from wandering off into the lane of traffic. Dynamic Cruise Control, maintains a distance to the car ahead and there is a voice-activated DVD-based navigation Then there’s the solar-powered system that helps the interior cool when the sitting in a hot parking lot.

But perhaps the most-clever bit of technology the new Prius is the standard Touch Display, which highlights the wheel-mounted controls on the upper as your fingers select the functions, helping keep eyes on the road ahead.

Beyond the tech goodies, the of the Prius interior improves on of the outgoing model, while the centralized instruments theme. The is still unconventional, but now sits in the location on the center console, sprouts from the main and floats between the seats, an open space below. improvements include a driver’s with height adjustment, as as increased space for rear passengers.

Where the original Prius early adopters, and the last seduced a growing number of buyers, the newest Toyota offers the latest in hybrid coupled with high-tech and safety feature aimed at the world at large.



— Acceleration: Not remotely quick — CVT the engine crying at its horsepower when you’re on it — not of that electric-car surge

Handling: Its weakest dynamic — Prius V model firmer suspension. should be

— Braking: Regenerative more transparent than model — spongy is at least consistent with the handling


— Perhaps its strongest attribute, excellent aero detailing the de facto hybrid look larger wheels fitted to V an absolute must

— Interior: Again, the category — excellent design, but with cheap and feeling materials

Toyota Prius II


Comfort: Given its size, for front and rear occupants strong A/C system, too

— Adequate for its size — silhouette costs it some space, but not as much as its main the Honda Insight


Dynamics: Ah. no — intrusive control system is actually

— Technology: All the safety that a super power Toyota can muster up


Price: The biggest disadvantage to the Honda Insight — cleverly left room at the for a Prius I stripper

— Mileage: The King

Heart thumpin’ factor: if you can get your thrills from mileage

— Fun to spank: not applicable

Toyota Prius II
Toyota Prius II
Toyota Prius II

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