New and Used Toyota Prius: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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The Toyota Prius is a gas-electric, hatchback that is high-roofed and has synonymous with the word It’s the most popular on the market and returns 50mpg.

See our review of the 2013 Toyota for car prices with options, and gas-mileage ratings.

The Prius is the name of an entire family of cars: the classic five-door now deemed Liftback, joined by a hybrid model, a smaller Prius C hatchback with a under $20,000, and a larger, vastly more capacious V wagon.

All four cars the virtues of the Toyota Prius with three of the four by the EPA at 50 mpg combined–the highest ranking of any car sold in the U.S. this (The Prius V wagon in at 42 mpg combined.) And the effective fuel of the plug-in Prius can rise 50 mpg if the user does a lot of short and plugs the car in to recharge its battery between trips. Its electric of 6 miles continuous, 11 miles is the lowest of any plug-in car sold

While the 2000 Prius quite the first hybrid on in the U.S. (the original Insight beat it by a few months), has now sold far more Priuses Honda has hybrids in total. is by far the world’s pre-eminent builder of with roughly 4 million globally.

The company first the Prius in 1997, in Japan At that time a subcompact sedan, that 1997 was the first vehicle to feature the hybrid system, now known as Synergy Drive. Fifteen later, the expanding Prius remains both the technology for the Toyota brand and an icon for vehicles in general.

The second-generation (2004-2009) Prius the world when it was launched, up beyond compact size and a radically aerodynamic and unique hatchback body style. The and third-generation Prius models offer a surprising volume of space—enough for four adults, or five in a pinch—along with easy-loading cargo space the wide-opening hatch.

For the 2010 year, a new third-generation Prius was though it’s instantly through many of the styling of the second generation vehicle. The model has a lighter, stiffer improved battery management, aerodynamics, and a slightly larger instead of 1.6-liter) four-cylinder giving it better acceleration high power demands. It continues the Prius’s steady up the efficiency charts, hitting the 50-mpg rating.

The new Prius drivers more confidence in commuting, with 0-to-60-mph just below the 10-second and highway cruising that a little more relaxed. said, the Prius driving has always felt very and numb, with little ‘feel’ in the steering or the brakes. appliance driving at its most

The three additions to the Prius arrived during 2012. annual Prius sales in the reaching 237,000 cars in the liftback represents almost of the total, with 17% Prius V 15% Prius C subcompacts, and about 5% the Prius model.

At the heart of any is Toyota’s hybrid technology, uses a nickel-metal hydride pack that powers an motor-generator paired to a small gasoline engine, with a motor-generator serving to recapture wasted energy and use it to recharge the under regenerative braking. The two-motor system uses a gear set to split power among the two motors, the engine, and the drive. It acts as an electronic variable transmission—a configuration continues today in the Prius.

safety features and advanced options have been up on the third-generation Prius—including a rear-view adaptive cruise control, a warning system, and a Safety system that automatically emergency crews in the event of a

Toyota’s Intelligent Parking system helps you parallel-park the via the car’s cameras, albeit your foot on the brake to speed, although most feel the similar Ford is more intuitive and accurate.

For the Prius hatchback acquired a of new higher level features and a restyled front fascia, LED running lights and changes to the as well. That said, the plastics are hardly luxurious and the experience remains unexciting. One we don’t like is the new flying center-console design, which with the driver’s knee

Two new body styles joined the Prius lineup for 2012. The V wagon version has its own brand-new a redesigned interior, and more for both people and cargo. Its EPA fuel economy rating is 42 higher than any other or crossover on the market in 2012. it’s about 300 pounds than the Prius Liftback, with the same powertrain, it can slow and strained when loaded on steep hills.

Other features of the Prius V a sliding second row of seats include a 45-degree recline, split seat back, and 34 feet of cargo space the rear seats.

The compact C–it’s actually closer to a the family name, but is a radically car than Toyota’s original It’s some 19 inches 2 inches narrower and nearly 2 lower than the well-known mid-size five-door hatchback. every Hybrid Synergy component was redesigned, and the Prius C a smaller 1.5-liter engine, so about 500 pounds lighter the Prius Liftback.

Fuel is the same combined 50 mpg as the larger hatchback–although it’s higher in the at 53 mpg, and lower on the highway, at 47 the price falls to about

Finally, a plug-in version of the hybrid went on sale in 2012, representing Toyota’s plug-in version of its signature car. The plug-in Prius eventually be sold across the though full 50-state won’t be completed until in 2013. Within six months of its the Prius Plug-In Hybrid had the third best-selling plug-in car in the U.S. in part because the only Prius eligible for the single-occupancy use of carpool lanes on California freeways.

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Launched in 2011 as a subcompact the Toyota Prius hybrid hit its in 2004 with a five-door shape that gave gas mileage than any other car in the U.S. The third generation in improved on the basic premise, and a remarkable EPA combined rating of 50 is close to what owners get in use. It’s not the most fun to but it’s practical, and boy, is it efficient.

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