The Toyota Prius Prime was first released in November of 2016 to the US market, and in 2017 fit debuted in the Japanese market and was ranked third best selling plug-in hybrid vehicle. The Prius Prime was thought to be the vehicle that was the best fusion of gas and electric cars. It led the industry in the development of cutting edge drivetrains and power centers. Consumers who care about the latest tech might find additional value in its infotainment system.
The Prius Prime comes stock with full-LED tail light as well as LED fog lights and consumes less energy than the previous year's model. It has an insightful aerodynamic design of the plush front grille all the way to the back to the dual wave rear design. The Prime has a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer rear hatch to help with structural rigidity and overall weight.
Hybrid Power Plant
The Prime features a dual motor design that boosts overall acceleration as well as improved efficiency and benefits that come from the Prime’s great EV mode at highway speeds. The EV battery allows up to an EPA 25 mile range in addition to a 1.8L 4-Cylinder making 121 horsepower. The Prime has three main drive modes that include EV (Electric Vehicle) Mode, EV Auto Mode, and HV (Hybrid Vehicle) Mode.
Apple CarPlay comes standard from the factory on all Prius Prime models, you can simply ask Siri for directions or send messages to your loved ones. Android Auto is available in the Prius Prime LE, once paired you can access any apps, traffic reports, and receive phone calls directly. The available JBL sound system is offered in the Prius Prime and features 10 distinct speakers that amplify clear, crisp, and loud sound all over the cabin.
The Toyota Prius Prime starts at $28,012 for the base LE model, and the XLE begins at $29,804. All come with the same powertrain giving you an estimated 54 miles per gallon in the city and 133 miles per gallon on the highway.