Toyota has done it again! Our manufacturer is known for producing high-quality, reliable vehicles. Well, this has been taken a step further this year. After producing the Prius for 20 years and 4 generations, Toyota has perfected the hybrid vehicle with the 2017 Prius Prime. This vehicle is currently identified as the most fuel-efficient hybrid plug-in on the market. In fact, it possesses the ability to travel up to 640 miles on one tank of gas! Check out more about what makes this vehicle so amazing.
2017 Prius Prime Engine
You won’t have any trouble picking up speed in this Hybrid vehicle. The 2017 Prius Prime generates a maximum of 121 horsepower at 5,200 rpm to its front wheels, and 105 pound-feet of torque. It features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which is encompassed by a gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Using the all-electric powertrain, the Prius Prime is able to travel up to 25 miles at 84 mph. It has an estimated 133 MPGe.
Battery and Driving Modes
This vehicle is easily and quickly charged, taking about 2 hours to reach full battery level with the 8.8kWh battery pack. If using the 120-volt outlet, it will take as long as 5.5 hours to charge to full battery capacity. Either way, the Toyota Prius Prime is equipped with a regenerative braking system – which works to send power back to the battery, ensuring that the vehicle has the power it needs to function as adequately as possible while charged.
The 2017 Toyota Prius has three driving modes: HV, EV, and EV Auto. HV is the typical Hybrid mode, allowing the vehicle to operate relying on the electric motor as well as the four-cylinder. The EV driving mode cuts the gas engine off, and the vehicle operates using the electric motor. The EV Auto operates like an automatic drive vehicle, allowing the vehicle to determine and drive based off the best way to manage power delivery.
Trim and Technology
The Prius Prime is available in three trim levels: Plus, Premium, and Advanced. The Plus trim is the base level version, priced at **$27,000. Next, the Premium trim is priced at **$28,000. Finally, the Advanced trim level is priced around **$33,100 and comes equipped with great technology features. These include rear-view camera, a 7-inch touchscreen display, and blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.
**MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.
There is so much to say about the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. It has so many great features, we can’t even list them all! Stop by Ray Brandt Toyota in Kenner, LA to get a closer look. At first glace, you’re sure to see why it’s the talk of the town.