New 2014 Toyota Prius – Price, Photos, Reviews, Safety Ratings & Features

20 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on New 2014 Toyota Prius – Price, Photos, Reviews, Safety Ratings & Features


EPA Fuel Economy

2014 Toyota Prius


50 mpg in combined city/highway

Hybrid drivetrain has a total of 134-hp

Available eco-friendly like solar panels on the and bio-plastics in the interior

Toyota’s eco-champion is back. The 2014 Prius returns with the great fuel economy and of other green features in an package that will save you plenty at the pump.

The Prius has been at the top of the green car for quite some time, and other contenders have nothing has really toppled the from the top of the hill. The latest include the new Honda Accord and Ford C-Max Hybrid, can come close to the Prius in of pure fuel economy, but not on or on eco-friendly features.

The Prius has expanded the past few years and now Prius v, Prius c, and Prius models (all covered on this site). But we are here to about the original Prius sports that familiar shape.

15-inch wheels and LED taillights use less power are standard. is a power tilt/sliding moonroof offers ventilation to help to the car cool in the sun when it is sitting power from roof-mounted panels.

What really the Prius hum is its advanced full drivetrain. “Full hybrid” that the Prius can run solely on power when there’s juice in the battery; the gas engine shut down the Prius can around silently on electricity at low The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine has its own bag of such as an electric water and exhaust gas recovery which efficiency.

The Prius also utilizes a CVT and braking, which recharges the when slowing. Total is 134-horsepower.

Fuel economy are unchanged: 51 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway, enough for 50 combined mpg. The Prius also offers distinct driving modes: (normal), Eco (for increased Power (for acceleration), and (drives as long as possible in mode).

Styling inside the Prius is as quirky as the exterior, with the panel pushed to the top of the center instead of sitting in front of the Toyota contends that design helps driver’s to their eyes on the road but it take some time to get to. An electric nub shifter sits to the of the center console and the passenger has two glove boxes for storage.

The Prius seats five on standard eco-friendly cloth is optional). Automatic climate USB/iPod port, Bluetooth and push button start are Also standard is Toyota’s Tracer Display technology shows a replica of the touch-sensitive controls in the instrument panel so do not have to look down at the to see the controls.

A navigation system, heated seats, and the Entune multimedia are optional.

Standard safety include seven airbags, front head restraints, antilock brakes, and an electronic system. The Prius also a Top Safety Pick award the IIHS and a full five-star from the NHTSA for its performance in tests. Optional safety includes radar-based adaptive control and a lane departure system.

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