Toyota has done it again! We don’t mean to toot our own horn, (toot toot), but Toyota is known for producing quality vehicles. Well, quality has been taken a step further with the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime! People have been buzzing about this vehicle lately – and it’s for a good reason. The new Prius Prime is currently identified as the most fuel-efficient hybrid plug-in on the market. With the ability to travel up to 640 miles on one tank of gas, not many can argue! Read more to find out what makes this vehicle so great.
New Pius Prime Trim and Technology
The 2017 Toyota 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. This trim 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.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Engine
This vehicle generates 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, with an estimated 133 MPGe.
Battery and Driving Modes
This vehicle is easily and quickly charged, taking about 2 hours to reach full battery level (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.
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime 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.
There is so much to say about this vehicle. It has so many great features, we can’t even list them all! Get a closer look at this vehicle at Miller Toyota, today. Visit us to see the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime in person and see why it’s the talk of the town.