1 855 217-7044
0

News

What you need to know about the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Published on October 25 2016

The Toyota Prius is a pioneer in the automotive world. The first hybrid vehicle, it remains to this day the benchmark that many other automakers use to create their own eco-friendly vehicles. That said, Toyota doesn’t have any plans to sit on its laurels. The Japanese manufacturer introduced a new generation of the Prius this year, a generation that includes the all-new Toyota Prius Prime.

Here’s what you need to know about the new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is set to replace the previous Toyota Prius PHEV plug-in hybrid. Although the PHEV did what it was supposed to do well, it was also known as a car that wasn’t particularly fun to drive. The new Prius Prime sets to change that by offering drivers a more inspired drive.

More importantly, the Prius Prime is even more eco-friendly and technologically advanced compared to the previous PHEV. Indeed, the Prime is 22 percent more efficient than the previous PHEV, and its battery is larger, giving the model 35 kilometers of range. That’s considerably more than the outgoing model, and it will allow owners to do most of their daily commutes without needing a single drop of fuel.

The 2017 Prius Prime also now offers more driving modes, including one mode that completely deactivates the gasoline engine in order to drive only on electric power, even if you floor the right pedal. The Prius Prime features a total of 965 kilometers of range when combining both engines.

The modern interior now features more space, especially in the back where two adults will sit comfortably with plenty of leg and head room. Moreover, the Prius Prime’s center console features a new, larger and optional touchscreen which reminds us of the Tesla Model S.

There is so much to know about the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime. To learn more, contact us today at Mendes Toyota.

New Vehicles

You do not have any vehicles selected

Select another new vehicle to compare

 New Vehicles to compare

New Inventory Vehicles

You do not have any vehicles selected

Select another new vehicle to compare

 New Inventory Vehicles to compare

Pre-Owned Vehicles

You do not have any vehicles selected

Select another Pre-owned to compare

 Pre-owned vehicles to compare