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Toyota Prius

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As with of Toyota’s vehicles, the Prius the Latin to go before) has become a in its segment. While many hybrid models are still in nascent stages, Toyota’s is already well into its generation. This four-door hybrid has become a hit with because of its stellar fuel spacious cabin, relatively driving characteristics and reasonable

Due to its popularity and relatively long history, Toyota’s original car is a strong candidate for a shopper in a used hybrid vehicle. Toyota’s solid reputation for and durability is holding true for the However, potential buyers of a Prius should take care during the research As the Toyota Prius is quite future repairs and part could be quite expensive.

Toyota Prius

In its first of production, the compact Prius was the sole version available. But a subcompact Prius C, a larger V wagon and a plug-in variant of the Prius are offered (and in separate reviews). With the of these newer models, the Prius is often referred to as the hatchback or liftback.

The Toyota Prius’ hybrid consists of a 1.8-liter gasoline that’s used in conjunction two electric motors and a continuously transmission (CVT). Total power is 134 horsepower, and fuel rates an impressive 50 mpg combined.

are four Prius trim Two, Three, Four and Standard feature highlights for the Two include keyless ignition/entry, climate control, Bluetooth, a interface and an iPod/USB audio The Three adds a rearview Toyota’s Entune smartphone system and a navigation system. The gains a power driver heated front seats, leather upholstery and an upgraded The Five has larger alloy and advanced LED headlamps. Options depending on trim level, but a solar-powered ventilation system, an body kit, a sport-tuned a head-up display, an upgraded system, adaptive cruise and a lane-departure warning system.

Under full acceleration, gasoline and electric power work together to provide propulsion. In stop-and-go traffic, the usually runs on battery alone, which maximizes economy. Under deceleration, the motors switch to generator recharging the car’s batteries. As performance is far from exciting, but for passing and merging onto The Prius’ space-efficient hatchback provides a surprisingly roomy and cargo area, making it a replacement for a family sedan or SUV. The Prius’ main are a potentially uncomfortable driving for taller drivers, excessive noise and disappointing interior quality.

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The current third-generation Prius debuted for 2010. Its shape remained largely compared to the previous generation, the sheet metal took on a sculpted character. The interior a more radical overhaul, a more conventional center stack and the hybrid system relocated high on the dash. also a bit more comfortable for drivers, thanks to a height-adjustable and a telescoping steering wheel, still not great. Changes been very minor The pre-2012 models lack a few offered on later versions as power front seats and the smartphone integration system.

The second-generation Toyota Prius was for the 2004-’09 model years. It sat people in a four-door hatchback that provided extra in terms of carrying items. Prius’ hybrid powertrain was the in concept as the current third-generation but it featured a smaller, 1.5-liter engine that produced 76 hp and 82 of torque. With the electric spinning out power, peak net hp was

Aside from its hybrid upgrades, most buyers find the interior to be the biggest of difference between the second-generation and the current Prius. The dashboard and were unconventional and futuristic, stereo, climate, vehicle and optional navigation controls in a touchscreen interface. There steering wheel buttons for used items, but ultimately, too was put under the jurisdiction of the touchscreen could wash out in sunlight). The odd action of today’s Prius was over from this but then it was mounted on the dash. important difference to note is the of a telescoping steering wheel and adjustment, making for an even awkward driving position for people.

During its successful in Toyota’s lineup, this Prius received minor For 2006, a back-up camera, upholstery, leather-wrapped steering and an auxiliary audio jack added to the options list. A Touring model was added the year with a slightly sport suspension, different alloy wheels, a larger lip spoiler and several optional Side and side curtain also became standard the board. A standard trim which lacks cruise and heated mirrors but in exchange had a lower base price, was for 2008.

In reviews of the Toyota Prius, our have cited outstanding ultralow emissions, hatchback and a reasonable price as the car’s strengths. Downsides include handling characteristics at highway and, compared to regular sedans, unimpressive maximum Most Prius owners say cars typically achieve mpg ratings in the mid-40s.

The original debuted in the North American for the 2001 model year. Toyota had been selling it in since 1997. This was the second hybrid vehicle to U.S. consumers after the Insight. In just about aspect, the original Prius has eclipsed by the second-generation car. The Toyota is slower, smaller and not as

Though less advanced those in the newer generations, the Prius’ powertrain still a gasoline engine with an motor. Its 1.5-liter four-cylinder made 70 hp at 4,500 rpm and 82 lb-ft of at 4,200 rpm. The electric motor was worth another 44 hp.

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