Shopping for a hybrid isn’t possible without considering the Toyota Prius. It’s a line synonymous with eco-friendly agility, and this latest iteration again proves its ability to improve year-on-year.
A 1.8L four-cylinder engine is paired to two electric motors to send a combined 121 hp through to the front wheels. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) eschews the concept of fixed gears, instead constantly modulating the power ratio for seamless performance and efficiency scores that reach up to:
Such phenomenal efficiency grants go-anywhere performance without making your worry about checking for gas stations. It’s freedom in car-form. Innovative construction techniques and advanced materials have been used across the chassis to optimize rigidity for a smoother ride and stronger handling, while double-wishbone multi-link rear suspension keeps the cabin calm and controlled. For a more engaging journey, Touring models are fitted with unique suspension to sharpen your ride through every twist and turn.
It isn’t just innovative beneath-the-hood technology the new Toyota Prius holds in spades. Toyota has clearly understood the youthful appeal of its renowned hybrid, so you can expect a full range of standard and available high-end features with a particular focus on connectivity.
Toyota Prius technology includes:
Having earned a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA and Top Safety Pick+ status from the IIHS, the Toyota Prius is impossible to fault when it comes to safety. It even brings the most cutting-edge driver assistance technology of the Toyota Safety Sense P package as standard, including:
The Star Safety System provides features such as Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST) to keep the vehicle completely under your command. Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Intelligent Parking Assist (IPA) and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) are available.